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In our increasingly globalized world, we interact almost daily with people, products, and information from other parts of the globe. Many of the issues of today, such as trade, security, and the environment, extend beyond national borders. The field of International Relations (IR) examines the global interactions between states, non-state actors, and economic and social structures and processes. The IR program at UBC enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of international relations by combining the insights and perspectives of different disciplines such as Economics, History, Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, and Asian Studies with the study of languages.

Since February 2013, the IR program has made its home at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. To find out more about the IR program, please click on one of the following links: