Field Seminar: International Relations Theory

Hillary Clinton, in a teal pants suit, shakes the hand of Thein Sein, who is wearing a white buttoned shirt and teal lungi, a traditional Burmese garment, like a sarong.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Burma's President Thein Sein during her historic visit to the country in December 2011. (Image is in the public domain.)


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Fall 2011


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Course Description

This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations.

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M. Fravel. 17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory. Fall 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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