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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

  • Lily McCarthy '18
    After 14 years, Lily McCarthy ’18 has finally entered her last season as a competitive swimmer. Though eager to relax after training 18 hours a week and always smelling like chlorine, McCarthy admits her last season as a team captain will be important to her.
  • 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.
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