The interests and expertise of the International Relations faculty in the department cover a broad range of methodological approaches and substantive interests. Those interests range from global governance, to international norms and institutions, to security, migration, the environment, and religion and international relations. A pair of centers housed in the School of Social Sciences offer programs and events for faculty and graduate students in International Relations. The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) is a multi-disciplinary program that promotes scholarly, student, and public understanding of international conflict and cooperation. The Center for Research on International and Global Studies (RIGS) promotes research on the interactions of politics, economics, societies, cultures and history in global and international affairs and sponsors regular research seminars.
Faculty include:Heidi Hardt
Charles A. Smith