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, ([email protected]) for additional information.

Events

Destress by Coloring

October 4, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking to take an hour to relax and destress? We've got the event for you! Come on over to Kirkhof and participate in some fun French-themes adult coloring. We'll have designs printed and coloring...

Indigenous Peoples' Day: NASA Co-President, Elliot Fair - LIB 100/201 Approved

October 10, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Oct. 10th, KC Pere Marquette, 12:00PM: Elliot Fair, Math-E-Ben-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and GVSU senior in the Natural Resource Management Program will be presenting on his work...

ASU's Taste of Asia

October 14, 2022 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

GVSU's Asian Student Union is thrilled to announce that our annual Taste of Asia fundraiser is back! Not only will there be a variety of Asian cuisines, desserts, and drinks, but we will also...

STUDY ABROAD FAIR

October 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us in person on Tuesday, October 18th for the Fall 2022 Study Abroad Fair! Meet with advisers, browse programs around the world, and begin your study abroad experience! There will be food...

A Conversation with Billy Mills - Olympian Gold Medal Winner 1964 and Social Activist LIB 100/201 Approved

November 17, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Billy Mills, also known as Tamakoce Te'Hila, is an Oglala Lakota former track and field athlete who won a gold medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His 1964 victory is considered...

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News

GVSU Students Attend the National Security Seminar in Washington, DC

GVSU Students Attend the National Security Seminar in Washington, DC

11 GVSU students spent one week in Washington studying US national security issues.

Sep 12, 2022

New Faculty Member: Professor Camarillo

New Faculty Member: Professor Camarillo

Professor C. Tyler Godines Camarillo joins the Political Science Department as a new assistant professor this semester. Professor Camarillo attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for his undergraduate degree in Political Science.

Aug 26, 2022

Craig Wins GV in DC Scholarship

Craig Wins GV in DC Scholarship

The Political Science Department is pleased to announce that Samantha Craig is our GV in DC Scholarship winner for 2022.

Jun 21, 2022

Recent Grad Interns with Czech Consulate

Recent Grad Interns with Czech Consulate

Stepan Loffelmann is busy with his summer internship at the Consulate of the Czech Republic in Chicago.

May 24, 2022

Koczak Wins 2022 Outstanding Paper Award

Koczak Wins 2022 Outstanding Paper Award

Katherine Koczak wins the 2022 Outstanding Paper Award in Political Science and International Relations

Apr 20, 2022

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Spotlights

Carla Villasana-Acosta Spotlight

Carla Villasana-Acosta

Carla Villasana-Acosta joins the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Staff

Samuel Yocca Spotlight

Samuel Yocca

Samuel Yocca works for Global Programs at Georgetown University

Shelly Greendyk Spotlight

Shelly Greendyk

2018 Graduate Lands Job with DOD

David Johnson Spotlight

David Johnson

Attorney in Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions

Joey Courtade Spotlight

Joey Courtade

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Alumni of the Year

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