History of International Relations

IWP 613
Four credits

This course examines competing visions in the ages-old search for stability and world order. It analyzes the basic premises of world politics and searches through history and culture to discover the lasting realities behind peace and war. In so doing it examines the historic, cultural, and strategic foundations behind such contemporary expressions as "new world order" and "multiculturalism." It concludes with projections about the future evolution of the international system.

Semester Available


Fall Semester

Principal Professor


   John J. Tierney, Jr.
Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations; Academic Dean, Ad Interim {read more}