Welcome to the International Affairs Program. We offer an exciting curriculum in a variety of specializations. The Program enjoys tremendous contributions from our research faculty, our top-performing students, and our active student organization. International Affairs is available as a major or a minor. All students select a thematic concentration focusing their course of study and expertise:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Comparative Politics and Area Studies
  • Culture, Conflict and Globalization
  • Economics
  • Global Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • History and Development of the Global System
  • International Security
  • Language, Culture and the Humanities

Our students have received many prestigious internships and awards, and our graduates have started careers in international organizations, international business, diplomatic service, education, journalism and media, environmental organizations, and humanitarian work. Others have pursued graduate degrees in law, international relations, and numerous other disciplines.

Student learning in International Affairs extends outside the classroom. Many students choose to study-abroad, others are involved in political activities, and the student-run organization, the International Affairs Association, organizes related campus events and participates yearly in the McGill Model United Nations Assembly in Montreal.

The International Affairs webpages have comprehensive up-to-date information on our concentrations, requirements, and curriculum. Please contact us with any questions.

Kristin Vekasi, PhD, Director

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