Intern in London, Dublin, Madrid, Paris or Prague via Padnos International Center's EUSA Programs
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International relations majors are accomplishing incredible things in Michigan and all around the world. We love to hear from you! If you'd be interested in being featured in one of our spotlights, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture and some or all of the following:
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Member of U.S. Air Force, Graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California
Periodically, the Political Science Department is asked by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to invite a Political Science or International Relations alumnus to campus for the Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence program. The program provides a venue for departments to invite outstanding alumni back to campus to share their post-graduation experiences with the GVSU community. Through the program, our distinguished alumni have the opportunity to share their insights about what constitutes strong academic preparation for students.
Political Science and International Relations Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence:
James Spaanstra 2005
Edward Cardenas 2006
Bob Monaghan 2007
James Meernik 2010
Nerina Cevra 2012
Richard Damstra 2015
October 10, 2016
GVSU 2011 IR graduate Kelly McCurdy is working on the Clinton campaign in Pennsylvania.
October 10, 2016
Professors Diven and Constantelos attend the European Conference of Political Research conference in Prague.
September 19, 2016
PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World
July 18, 2016
As part of her winter 2016 sabbatical project, Professor Polly Diven spent the month of February teaching and researching in Sri Lanka.
June 28, 2016
Many of our students are pursuing internships this spring/summer at a variety of Grand Rapids, DC, and international placements.
Learn about $20k scholarships and fellowships for language study and research abroad! Tuesday, October 25th Niemeyer Multipurpose Room Each session will present information on both Undergraduate...
Election Panel: Allendale Campus Event Perspectives on the 2016 Election Polls consistently show that two of every three Americans believe our country is on the wrong track. Not surprisingly,...
Wednesday, October 26 1:30-2:45 PM Lake Michigan Hall Room 114 FREE and open to the Public Mobilizing Democracy Lessons from Uganda How can government become more responsive to the...
Election Panel: Grand Rapids Campus Event Perspectives on the 2016 Election All too frequently, it appears that the presidential election cycle has left our public language coarse and rigid,...
MacFarland, USA, starring Kevin Costner Costner portrays a Southern California high school coach starting a cross country team for migrant farm workers. True story. *LIB 100 and 201 approved