In his acclaimed 1966 work The Arrogance of Power, Senator J. William Fulbright wrote,
“The highest function of higher education is what might be called the teaching
of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual,
cultivating the free and enquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring
reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”
It is the mission of the Fulbright College Program in International Relations / International Studies to live up to that charge. The Program is at an exciting time in its development, transitioning from International Relations to become the Program in International Studies in the Fall Semester 2014. International Studies encompasses exploration of the world and its peoples, including its politics, economics, cultures, societies, and environment. It utilizes such varied subjects as international security, international economics, foreign relations, history, political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, and foreign languages and draws on the resources and expertise of many academic departments across campus. Students in International Studies are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad as part of their degree program. With around 300 majors, the International Relations / International Studies Program proudly takes its place at the heart of Fulbright College, serving as a vital component in the fulfillment of Senator Fulbright’s vision.