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Earlham students pursue International Studies because they care deeply about a wide range of international issues. Learning about complex and vexing ethical decision-making in a globalized world is a goal of the major. Through courses in Languages, Politics, Economics and History coupled with off-campus study, majors learn to view the world from more than one perspective and to contextualize and problematize analysis through cross-disciplinary conversations. They learn to appreciate how others see and interpret their own location(s) in the world and in relation to contemporary global issues and gain an awareness that different states of mind may be reflected in the use of different languages.
Recent International Studies graduates have obtained prestigious Davis Peace Prizes and Watson and Fulbright scholarships to work and study abroad. Others have served as officers and program assistants in the Asia Foundation, Japan Society and UN-specialized agencies. Still others have worked in the Peace Corps and as human rights monitors. Majors also have pursued graduate studies in fields as diverse as law, city planning, public administration and public health at programs top-ranked globally such as Oxford, the Vienna Diplomatic Academy, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The economics and international studies double major from Nicaragua, Eduardo Granizo '11, believes,"Earlham lives up its motto - Engaging with a Changing World. Earlham provides me a space where the world comes to my classroom".
Anna Crumley-Effinger '07 works with the American Friends Service Committee in the Horn of Africa, with a focus on peace-building in Burundi and famine relief in Somalia. She's involved in many American Quaker organizations.
Behar Xharra has recently co-authored a study on the public diplomacy of Kosovo. The work, translated into seven languages. dismantles the myths that the country is war-torn, gray, fanatic, and a place with no future.