The International Organizations and Development concentration includes the study of institutions from inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) like the United Nations and the European Union, to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Students concentrating in this area develop a solid theoretical foundation regarding how these institutions should operate and the limitations imposed on their activity by international law and politics. development component of the concentration covers a wide range of issues from microfinance and sustainable development to human rights and justice. The concentration includes the study of economic development, with courses designed to focus on a particular facet of development like agricultural or social development drawn from different disciplines. Students are also encouraged to develop a geographic specialty – generally Latin America, Africa, or South or Southeast Asia – and to pursue an internship in a developing country.
Career options include development and humanitarian assistance work in either the public (USAID, Peace Corps), or private sector (the Open Society Institute, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services, CARE), as well as international organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, or the International Development Banks.
Required Two Courses:
DIP 600 Transnational Organizations & Processes
DIP 600 Economics of Development
DIP 600 Comparative Foreign Policy
DIP 712 Weak States and International Security
DIP 720 Economic Statecraft
DIP 730 Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Bargaining
DIP 734 Africa’s Development Challenges
ECO 473G Economics of Development
And others, including relevant courses in Political Science and courses specializing in developing countries or regions.