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.
Please join Occidental in welcoming Dennis Altman, professor of Human Security at La Trobe University and a pioneering gay rights activist. Altman’s Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation (1971) is widely considered a key intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. His latest book — co-written with Jonathan Symons — is Queer Wars:The New Global Polarization Over Gay Rights.
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