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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

  • Denmark
    Derya Botsali ’19 is a double major in International Relations and Studio Art studying in Copenhagen, Denmark through the DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia program.
  • Today is the birthday of Jane Addams, founder of Chicago’s Hull House, where Lake Forest College students volunteered in the 1890s. Addams, whose nephew was an 1893 grad and whose brother-in-law taught at the College, recruited Lake Forest students for service projects.
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