International Outlook

This FIG brings together the study of international relations with the study of the media and its role in society. In this FIG class we especially explore how media, including social media, affects international relations in profound and rapidly changing ways. Students work in groups using social media to work to help international problems.

College Connections Faculty: Jane Cramer

Photo of College Connections faculty for International Outlook, Jane Cramer.

Jane Cramer focuses on the study of international relations, specializing in international security. She teaches courses on The Causes and Prevention of War, US Interventions, and Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation. Her current research projects include examining the causes of state misperceptions of security threats, examining tradeoffs between national missile defense and cooperative efforts for nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, and re-examining the diversionary theory of war.

FIG Assistant: Kaitlynn Newcomb

Year: Senior

Studying: Women's and Gender Studies and Political Science

Hometown: La Pine, Oregon

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Hello International Outlook students! Your professors and I are so excited to get to know all of you over the course of our FIG. As an alumnus of one of the courses of our FIG, PS 205 International Relations, I am very much looking forward to working with all of you during our term together and helping you with your first term and your first year experience. Outside of our FIG I also have experience in our student government, called the ASUO, as well as in our student orientation program, IntroDUCKtion, plus various boards and committees on campus. As I write this I am finishing up my term abroad studying at the University of Oxford in England where I have studied Gender and Sexuality in Modern Britain, European Politics, and England and Englishness. I am excited to share with you the experiences I have had and help you navigate your first term and craft your best possible college experience!

I would also love to get to know each of you a bit before we meet in the fall. Please send me an email telling me your hometown, major if you have one, pronouns, why you chose our FIG, and what you are most excited for this coming fall!

Summer Assignment

For your summer assignment, please read the UO common reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.