Current News

May 10, 2018

Professor Henri Barkey's "The Making of a Kurdish Mandela" was published on Thursday in Foreign Policy.

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Class of 2018

The International Relations Department hosted it's annual Senior dinner on Tuesday, May 1st at the University Center.  

Congratulations to the class of 2018 and to the award winners!


Aurie N. Dunlap Prize in International Relations - Ileana Exaras

Aurie N. Dunlap Prize in International Relations - Ryan Grace

Carey B. Joynt International Relations Award - Theresa Ridings

Oles M. Smolansky Award for Academic Excellence in International Relations - Anastassiya Perevezentseva


International Relations is offering four courses this summer - use this as a chance to get ahead or explore a new interest!


Tim Davis, class of 2011, a double major in International Relations and German has won a Fulbright scholarship to study in Germany.  Tim is currently working in IRaq on a mine sweeping team and has previously worked with the United Nations in South Sudan.

Professor Yinan He gave a presentation entitled "East Asian Nationalism: Enduring Themes and New Trends," at the "The Global Order in a New Age of Nationalism" workshop, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania, April 26, 2018

Professor Henri Barkey, of Lehigh University's International Relations Department, was among those accused of plotting a coup in Turkey in July 2016. Barkey, who was in Turkey for a conference at the time of the coup, was suspected of abetting FETO, the Turkish terrorist group allegedly responsible for attempting to overthrow the government.

See: Why is Turkey Accusing Me of Plotting a Coup?