International Political Economy and Diplomacy

In an era where there is a growing focus on economic diplomacy, UB’s B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy fills a crucial niche. The major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the global political economy and with the analytical skills needed to evaluate change and direction.

The study of the international economic system provides insight into how it produces and distributes wealth. The study of the international political system provides insight into how institutions and rules govern social and economic development.

Because diplomatic negotiations form the basis of new international law, and because diplomacy operates within the framework of extant international law, the study of diplomacy is an important component in the study of international political economy.

Political economy represents a nexus between politics and economics, and international political economy includes study of the area in which international politics and international economics meet. It represents an investigation of the political basis of economic action and the economic basis of political action. An important additional consideration is the role of international law in circumscribing political and economic activity.

Recent graduates of the program have gone on to top graduate programs including Harvard, London, Johns Hopkins, Wisconsin and Columbia. IPED graduates are now working in places such as the UN, major INGOs and in numerous other international organizations and corporations.

Honor Societies

The College of Public and International Affairs houses chapters of Pi Gamma Mu, the National Social Science Honor Society; Sigma Iota Rho, the National Honor Society for International Studies and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

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Oct
15
Sat
Academic Open Houses – Homecoming 2016 @ University of Bridgeport
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn more about UB’s many academic and student focused departments, as they open their doors to visitors from 2:00-4:00pm.

Participating departments: Career Development, College of Public & International Affairs, School of Engineering, and MORE TBA!

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CPIA Academic Open House – Homecoming 2016 @ Carlson Hall, Second Floor
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CPIA Wants to See You Come to the Academic Open House During Homecoming Weekend

Alumni of the International College (now the College of Public and International Affairs), we want to see you. Celebrate your UB pride.

Please join us in a lively tribute and a timely conversation during CPIA’s Academic Open House during Homecoming Weekend.

Join your professors and the discussion for World Peace and Stability and the Globalization of US Politics—with Professors Mohammed Al-Azdee, Kadir Akyuz, William Lay and Yanmin Yu.  And learn what real-world projects the Department of Mass Communication is up to with Prof. Susan Katz.

“Bring your family and friends. We’d love to see you.”
–CPIA Dean Thomas Ward

Here’s what our esteemed faculty are planning to address:

Post-ISIS Iraq
Dr. Mohammed Al-Azdee
The Failed Coup in Turkey
What it means for Turkey’s democracy and foreign affairs
Dr. Kadir Akyuz
 
Local Politics, Pacific Rim Stability,
& Separation of Powers
The Comfort Women Memorials
Prof. William Lay
U.S.-China Trade Relations
Dr. Yanmin Yu
 
Real-World, Hand-On Media Production Campaigns
Prof. Susan Katz

“We’re a college of motivated students and inspiring faculty.”
Dr. Yanmin Yu


“We bring key issues of the day into the classroom.
I love teaching here.”
Prof. William Lay

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Oct
20
Thu
Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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Nov
10
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The graduate programs represented will include those in:

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  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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