Chitra Pratap | Department of International Relations and Governance Studies

Chitra Pratap

Major: Economics (Class of 2020) 

'As a student of commerce and economics, I was on very unfamiliar terrain when I started learning international relations and governance. Through fascinating material, engaging lectures and diverse discussions, my comfort in the discipline grew and I studied an eclectic mix of courses including theoretical international relations, governance and politics, and ecology, as well as unique courses on graphic novels and world politics, power in human affairs, the role of being practical, and secular ethics. Bringing together the Western canon with perspectives from the Global South, these courses were immensely enriching, and introduced me to new ways of understanding the world. I feel that I have now acquired the tools that allow me to analyze contemporary and historical international phenomena and developments in governance.'