Visual International Relations Project
Unraveling the intricacies of international relations through visual summaries. VIRP transforms complex academic arguments into accessible, visual formats for enhanced understanding.
The hippo pod you see looks huge and not headed anywhere in particular. In spite of many accomplishments over the course of its initial century, the academic discipline of international relations arguably looks much the same.
Proliferating subject matter, terminology, and methods collectively pose a great challenge to communication and thereby impede progress for the field as a whole.
Through the resources on this website, it is hoped that the virp can facilitate a way forward via more constructive engagement that is based on a visual approach.
Browse through some of our featured diagrams that highlight key international relations concepts.
Citrin et al. 2023_Immigration in the Court of Public Opinion
The macro and micro levels of the United States, respectively, are government and society.
Roberts 2021_Understanding Russia’s Security Priorities in the Arctic
The macro and micro levels of Russia, respectively, are government and society.
VIRP's Mission & Goals
At the heart of VIRP is our commitment to enhancing academic discourse in international relations through visual means. Learn more about our mission and the goals driving our project.
Meet Dr. Patrick James, the visionary behind VIRP, and learn about his journey and contributions to the field of international relations.
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