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 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
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 2013-2014.
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)