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.
The Oxy community is invited to a talk by civil rights attourney Melanie Partow, on The International Criminal Court: A View from the Office of the Prosecutor
Evolving Perspectives on Reproductive and Sexual Rights: Transgender Populations and the International Classification of Disease
In a conference jointly sponsored by Occidental College and Pepperdine University, scholars will examine the culture, politics, and identity of the Vietnamese diaspora in America since the Vietnam war.
A Conference Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the End of the War in Vietnam
Masters of Denial: Massacres and Other Atrocities in U.S.- Mexico Relations
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