International Organizations

The International Organizations field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits from the list below.

As a reminder, please note:

  • A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
  • In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
  • Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth Requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.

Faculty Supervising this Field of Study: Professor Ian Johnstone


ILO L203 International Law in International Relations
ILO L210 International Human Rights Law
ILO L211 Current Issues in Human Rights
ILO L213 International Criminal Justice
ILO L216 International Humanitarian Law
*ILO L220 International Organizations
[ILO L221]
Actors in Global Governance
ILO L223 International Environmental Law
[ILO L224]
Peace Operations
ILO L225m
Global Health Law and Institutions
ILO L240 Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade
ILO L252
Rule of Law in Post Conflict Societies
DHP D200 Diplomacy: History, Theory, and Practice
DHP P203 Analytic Frameworks for Public Policy Decisions
DHP P253
Sustainable Development Diplomacy
EIB B264 Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2014-2015.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.

Professors with expertise in the field

Research Centers

Student Theses

Creating Obstacles to Peace: The International Involvement in Darfur (MALD 2009)

Achieving Complex National Security Missions: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Design and Management of Collaborative Institutions (MALD 2009)

Resuscitating 'the Forgotten Sector in a Forgotten State': Catalyzing Improved Health Outcomes in Guinea-Bissau through the Millennium Development Goals (MALD 2009)

One For All and All For One: Intra-Organizational Dynamics in Humanitarian Action (MALD 2009)

Never Again? The Failure of the International Community and the Media During the Rwanda Genocide (MALD 2008)

NGO Mission and Staff Perception: A Case Study of the Finca del Niño (MALD 2008)

Farm Animal Welfare and WTO Law: Assessing the Legality of Policy Measures (MALD 2008)