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Critical Issues in International Relations: Summer

Because of the interconnectedness of our world, organizations need to operate as responsible global citizens. How do you navigate the kaleidoscope of technologies, cultures and regulations? This certification equips you with the tools needed to function effectively in this evolving field. You will acquire knowledge of the basic analytical issues, theoretical approaches, history and policy debates that currently impact international relations. You will study with faculty who share from real-world experience with organizations like the U.N.

This summer program is ideal if you are a recent graduate who wishes to apply for an advanced degree in the field. If you are a professional, the certificate can accelerate your current career, or help you pivot to organizations like global nonprofits, the U.N., government agencies, or international corporations. Finally, the certification offers opportunities for personal enrichment because the topics covered are at the core of how we live today.

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