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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.

Top Destinations for International Relations Grads
  • commodities trading
  • international finance
  • public health
  • Peace Corps
  • PhD and master’s degree programs
  • law school

Learn about the College’s Accelerated Program in international studies in conjunction with Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. 

Figure out what you enjoy, what makes you happy and work hard to be good at it. Create those opportunities.

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Contact Us

James Marquardt
Associate Professor of Politics
Chair of International Relations
Donnelley and Lee Library 013
847-735-5126
marquard@lakeforest.edu

Harriet Doud
Department Supervisor
847-735-5121
doud@lakeforest.edu

Jennifer Davy
Department Assistant
847-735-5122
davy@lakeforest.edu