Grand Valley International Relations

Welcome to International Relations (IR) at GVSU!

Are you interested in international events and trends? Can you envision a career in global affairs, international business, or law? Have you imagined working for a multinational corporation or an international non-profit institution? The IR program is a good place for you to start.

IR equips majors and minors with the tools they need to understand global and international trends. Our students seek to understand issues of global importance, including development, the environment, security, human rights, migration, and the interconnections between  governance, economics, power, and identity.

Our curriculum includes a strong interdisciplinary core, enhanced by a flexible set of electives that allow you to configure your studies to meet your own interests. 

Please explore our website and contact our Program Director, Professor Polly Diven, (divenp@gvsu.edu) for additional information.

Events

MLK Day of Service and Solidarity: Documentary and Discussion

January 23, 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a documentary and discussion around the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! We will be having showings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm and you will be required to sign up for a time by RSVPing...

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News

Bocanegra elected to be Judge for Michigan's 58th District

November 06, 2020

Bocanegra elected to be Judge for Michigan's 58th District

Financial Assistance for Students

June 15, 2020

Financial Assistance for Students

Pattison Wins Political Science and International Relations Outstanding Paper Award, Student Summer Scholars Grant

June 08, 2020

Pattison Wins Political Science and International Relations Outstanding Paper Award, Student Summer Scholars Grant

Congratulations to the Graduating International Relations Majors!

April 27, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 International Relations graduates.

Kalusniak Wins Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

April 08, 2020

Rachel Kalusniak is the 2020 Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award winner for International Relations.

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Spotlights

Cody Gradwell

2015 Graduate Working in the Peace Corps and Teaching World History in Mongolia

Andrew Light

2016 Graduate Pursues Graduate Study at University of Michigan

Tim Zeeb

2002 Graduate Becomes Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

Richard Damstra

Foreign Service Office, U.S. Department of State

Aing-On Thammarattananon

Assistant to Political Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy in D.C.

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