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International Relations

At Lake Forest College, our students and faculty approach global issues like war and peace, development and underdevelopment, and imperialism and national self-determination with an interdisciplinary approach.

Through study in politics, history, economics, sociology, psychology, and foreign languages, our students prepare for positions in U.S. national government and the national governments of other countries, and with inter-governmental institutions, non-governmental institutions, and business enterprises.

Department News

  • Kayla in Africa

    Kayla Choun is a Community Economic Development officer in the United States Peace Corps serving in Ouassa-Pehunco, Atakora, Benin (West Africa).  In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lake Forest College with degrees in economics and politics.

  • Germany
    Nikita Kazimirov ’20 is a major in International Relations and a minor in German who is studying in Marburg, Germany.
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1406-argentine-olivia-lobe-mouelle"><img src="/live/image/gid/45/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,135,134/31441_argentine_in_paris_cropped.rev.1458751807.jpg" alt="Argentine Olivia Lobe-Mouelle" title="Argentine Olivia Lobe-Mouelle" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="135" data-max-h="134"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “Figure out what you enjoy, what makes you happy and work hard to be good at it. Create those opportunities.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/1406-argentine-olivia-lobe-mouelle">Argentine Lobe-Mouelle ’15 took advantages of doing an internship abroad.</a>