Welcome to the World of Politics & International Affairs! 

PIA Student Recognition: 

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PIA would like to honor International Affairs student Austin Rock for his recent award from the Center for International Relations’ International Affairs Forum. Austin was awarded for his article “What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen”. Austin has been studying Yemen since 2013, and this work grew out of research he did as a PIA student.

The article can be accessed here: http://www.ia-forum.org/Content/ViewInternalDocument.cfm…

We are very proud of you Austin! Keep up the great work!

PIA's Safe Working and Learning Environment:


Our department’s focus is both domestic and international, with particular strengths in environmental politics and sustainability, development, and politics of diversity. We also have a particular strength in social movements. 

We offer undergraduate and graduate courses in:

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Theory
Additionally, our department is led by dynamic faculty engaged in cutting-edge research and dedicated to teaching in a small classroom.

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Department Contacts 

NAU_shieldLori Poloni-Staudinger, PhD 
         Department Chair 
NAU_shieldGretchen Knudson Gee, PhD 
         Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator 
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         Co-Graduate Coordinator 
NAU_shieldSean Parson, PhD
         Co-Graduate Coordinator 
NAU_shieldPamela Bowen 
         Administrative Associate 
NAU_shieldHeaven Johnson 
         Administrative Assistant 

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Department of Politics and International Affairs
Raul H. Castro Social and Behavioral Sciences
5 E. McConnell Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ. 86011