Grand Valley International Relations
Welcome to the 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@example.com) for additional information.
January 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is part of a national day of service where campuses across America gather together to serve and stand in solidarity with their communities in honor of Dr....
January 29, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
What is stalking? When do actions officially become stalking? What can you do to help people who may be experiencing stalking? Come join ReACT! (GVSU's anti-violence theatre troupe) in an interactive...
February 27, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Now that Valentine's Day celebrations (or lack thereof) have recently passed, here’s a chance to define the romance (or lack therof) in reationships in your life. How do you know whether...
March 30, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brain research gives us insight into seemingly confusing and contradictory behaviors exhibited by people who have survived a sexual assault. ReACT!, GVSU's anti-violence peer theatre troupe...
April 9, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ReACT’s “Year in Review” will use high energy, low risk interactive performance to share their most effective (and sometime, least effective) program moments from the school year...
November 26, 2019
Dean Fred Antczak is pleased to announce that serving as commencement marshals will be Professor Polly Diven of Political Science and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of the School of Communication.
November 18, 2019
International Relations Students Simulate Response to Calamitous Global Event
September 11, 2019
Emmons and Coulter win the Zeeb IR Study Abroad Scholarships for 2019
September 09, 2019
Bretschneider and Mendez Win Malson Memorial Scholarship
1999 Graduate Former Advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Now Senior Political Strategist at the Energy Foundation