The International Relations Department Undergraduate Group
The International Relations Department Undergraduate Group (IR DUG) is an organization consisting of IR concentrators and potential concentrators. The DUG is intended to be both a resource for students exploring the IR concentration and a means of organizing events of interest to IR concentrators or others interested in international relations.
IR Honors Info Session - March 2012
Past DUG activities include:
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The IR DUG Leaders
Amina Saigol: Political Economy and Society Track President is a senior double concentrating in IR (Political Economy and Society Track) and Economics. Amina speaks Hindi and Urdu and is from Pakistan focusing on the Middle East. Her areas of interest are international development, democratic transition and religion and politics.
Study abroad? I spent two summers working in Lahore, Pakistan.
Internship? After my Junior year I interned at Social Impact, a development consulting firm based in Virginia and Washington D.C., where I spent most of my time working on USAID projects and proposals.
Coming into Brown with a passion for international development and politics, I felt that the interdisciplinary structure of the IR Program allowed me to create a combination of the humanities and social science classes that would provide me with a holistic understanding of foreign affairs."
Andrew White: Security and Society Track President is a senior double concentrating in IR (Security and Society Track) and Middle East Studies. Andrew speaks French and Arabic and has lived in France, Switzerland and Tunisia. His areas of interest are conflict resolution, civil society and human rights.
Study abroad? I spent one summer working in Tunis, Tunisia.
I interned after my Sophomore year with US Department of State in DRL/NEA (focusing on human rights in the Middle East).
I interned after my Junior year with Search for Common Ground (a conflict resolution NGO) in their Tunisia Country Office.
I had an interest in international affairs coming in to Brown that was largely borne out of my experience growing up abroad. My desire to take a few IR-related classes quickly grew into a desire to become a concentrator because I found all of the classes I took to be both challenging and exciting.
Annika Lichtenbaum: Vice President is a junior double concentrating in IR (Security and Society Track) and Middle East Studies. Annika speaks Arabic and Spanish and has traveled extensively in the Middle East. Her areas of interest are religion and politics, foreign intervention and electoral politics.
Study abroad? I am planning on studying abroad next semester (Spring 2012) at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Internship? After my freshman year, I interned in the Foreign & Defense Policy Studies department at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
I came to Brown with an interest in foreign affairs that was fostered by extensive travel growing up. The wide array of interesting courses and extracurriculars in the subject area I found at Brown made me eager to concentrate in International Relations.