brings the prism of rights and obligations to bear on the study of international relations. Here students explore the position of the individual within the international system, study the different forms legal arrangements can take and discuss how the global ecosystem has been shaped by state competition over security and economic growth.
The Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, the nation's oldest graduate program in international affairs, combines intellectual diversity and analytical rigor to provide an especially stimulating environment for students. The small size and scholarly intensity of the Committee ensure that students with differing perspectives will challenge each other and come to a more sophisticated understanding of the complicated interaction between the realities of international politics and the requirements of a global morality. The sharp analytical and critical skills the program fosters provide excellent preparation for students, whether they choose to continue their graduate studies in leading doctoral programs, or decide to work in government or the private sector.
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy discusses structural realism as it relates to international relations.