Interdisciplinary, Cross-Cultural, Theoretical, Applied
Diplomacy and World Affairs (DWA) is Occidental College’s nationally recognized international relations major. In addition to providing students with a firm foundation on various IR theories and issues, students are encouraged to draw in an interdisciplinary manner from a related major (among them politics, economics, film/documentary-making, critical theory, history, and religious studies). Students are required to engage in substantial foreign language study. DWA hosts the William and Elizabeth Kahane United Nations Program, which is unique in allowing undergraduate students to intern at agencies and arms of the United Nations. The John Parke Young Fund generously funds independent research projects developed by our students under faculty supervision. In cooperation with the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, DWA also hosts a lively series of guest lectures, brown bags, films, documentaries, and the John Parke Young Distinguished Speaker Series.
With unflinching honesty and moving prose, New York Times bestselling author, Janet Mock will relay her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering attendees accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Janet continues to be an influential figure as she speaks about the experiences of trans peoples and inspires other trans women to live visibly.
Interviews by Anthony Tirado Chase (Occidental College) & Laura Ferguson (USC)
CSP Lecture: Talks by Cynthia Rothschild, Meg Satterthwaite, & Ali Miller
Guest Lecturers: Ignacio Saiz & Susana Fried
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