Lehigh is among the very few major universities in the United States with a separate Department of International Relations (IR). Lehigh's distinctive organization is matched by the excellence of its teaching and research programs. It is not an exaggeration to say that we offer an undergraduate education in International Relations that is among the very best in the country. The IR Department has a full-time faculty of seven committed teachers and dedicated scholars, who collectively teach roughly 300 students each semester and advise over 130 majors. They have also earned national and international visibility through the quality of their scholarship.
Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, discussed the international political landscape during a wide-ranging lecture before 1,000 people in Baker Hall on February 12.
Albright’s visit was part of the Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance, an endowed lecture series in the College of Arts and Sciences established by Jeffrey L. Kenner ’65. While here, she also met with undergraduate students from all three colleges. In her talk, Albright urged the audience to choose compassion and understanding over conflict and unrest. read more >>