International Relations

International Relations Major to Vie for Miss America Crown

July 17, 2018
Nina Forest’s summer got off to an unexpectedly busy start—with a series of news interviews, official appearances at parades, festivals and other community events, and preparations for the Miss America competition. A UC Davis senior majoring in international relations and minoring in Chinese, Forest was crowned in June as Miss Idaho 2018.

1987 - Dea Monfort

July 11, 2018
Dea Monfort (B.A., economics and international relations, ’87) was elected June 13 to a one-year term as executive board president of the AFSCME Local 1902 chapter for retired Southern California water employees.

What Can I Do With My East Asian Studies Major?

Finding an Exciting Career in Law, Education, Advertising and More — by Way of East Asia

East Asian studies explores a vibrant region that contains the second and third largest world economies, some of the longest lasting civilizations, and more than a quarter of the world’s population.

Megan Pynes (International Relations and Spanish '18)

Megan Pynes, International Relations and Spanish ’18 Megan Pynes attended the UC Davis Washington Program in Fall 2017.  Intern, The Latin America Working Group

“There was no better place for me than D.C. to put the skills I learned at UC Davis to work.”

With interests in foreign policy and international advocacy, what better place for Megan Pynes to be than “the” major political center: Washington, D.C.?

1997 - Shelly Mateer

April 16, 2018
Shelly Mateer (B.A., international relations, ’97) has written three books influenced by her experiences as a CIA officer—Single in the CIA and two volumes in her Mingling in the CIA series—with another series installment on its way. Learn more about her books and follow her blog at her website. 

2017 - Sertan Usanmaz

April 04, 2018
Sertan Usanmaz (B.A., political science and international relations, ’17) is an associate government program analyst for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in the State Treasurer’s Office in Sacramento.

1994 - Cindy (Jones) Derosier

July 03, 2017

Cindy (Jones) Derosier (B.A., international relations, ’94; Credential, ’95) co-authored What Would Jesus Patent? 101 Ingenious Inventions for Christians with patent attorney Adam Diament (Ph.D., genetics, ’04). This is her first book and Diament's third. They met in 1997 as members of the Telemark Dance Troupe at UC Davis. She blogs at My Creative Life.

High Tech and Big Think: Tim McCarthy

May 02, 2017
Tim McCarthy, B.A., International Relations and Economics, '73

In a world driven increasingly by information, Tim McCarthy (B.A., International Relations and Economics, '73) believes that what companies need most to succeed are more employees with liberal arts degrees.

2007 - Angela Chang

November 04, 2015
Angela Chang (B.A., international relations, ’07) is a human rights advocate with Amnesty International and a student in Penn State’s online master’s degree program in geographic information systems. She recently received the university’s 2014 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award, which recognizes achievement by a geospatial intelligence graduate student. At Amnesty International, she has used geospatial intelligence methods since 2012 to monitor and document human rights abuses in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The findings have corroborated witness testimony and helped influence U.S. policies. “At first glance for many, it might seem like we are coming from very opposite ends of the spectrum,” she said, “but at the end of the day, human rights and national security are not, and should not, be mutually exclusive.”