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International and National Security Policy

The International and National Security Policy concentration covers the full range of policy relationships among nations, including war and peace, international trade, and international organizations. Students have the opportunity to investigate analytically the fundamental political, social and economic forces driving relations among nations. Several courses in the concentration also facilitate the evaluation of policy alternatives and the prediction of significant international events.

Students may also want to review courses listed in the graduate International and National Security Policy  Concentration.

Advisors: Coit Blacker, Judith Goldstein, Stephen Krasner, Kenneth Schultz, Stephen Stedman, Kathryn Stoner, Jeremy Weinstein

Below is a list of suggested courses. The list includes classes that students have taken in the past to complete this particular concentration, as well as additional classes that may be considered toward this topic. Students may choose to take other courses, though all concentration courses must be discussed with and approved by the faculty adviser whether or not they are on the suggested list. Students may also propose directed reading, Overseas Studies (BOSP), and Bing Stanford in Washington (BSIW) courses.



International Policy Studies

  • IPS 202. Topics in International Macroeconomics 
  • IPS 203. Issues in International Economics
  • IPS 208A. International Justice
  • IPS 211. The Transition from War to Peace: Peacebuilding Strategies
  • IPS 250. International Conflict Resolution

International Relations

Management Science and Engineering

  • MS&E 152. Introduction to Decision Analysis 
  • MS&E 193. Technology and National Security 
  • MS&E 243. Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis 
  • MS&E 250A. Engineering Risk Analysis

Bing Overseas Studies Program: Santiago, Chile

  • OSPSANTG 119X. The Chilean Economy: History, International Relations, and Development Strategies 
  • OSPSANTG 129X. Latin America in the International System 

Political Science

Public Policy