Under the guidance of Professor Lisa Anderson, Conceptual Foundations of International Politics is a graduate course at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs which examines many of the central concepts, theories, and analytical tools used in contemporary social science to understand and explain international affairs.
Founded in 1754, the fifth oldest university in the United States, Columbia is an Ivy League university located in New York City. Columbia offers undergraduate degrees in three schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering, and the School of General Studies. The university also offers renowned graduate programs through its Business School, Law School, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and School of the Arts. Notable alumni include Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, investor Warren Buffett, as well as multiple CEOs of top Fortune 500 companies.