The department of International Relations and Governance Studies has a wide canvas of research and teaching interests amongst colleagues and its research scholars. It encourages eclecticism in terms of empirical sites of inquiry, temporal spread, theoretical preferences and methodological choices. We are a particularly hospitable home when it comes to an exchange of ideas with other disciplines. There is an active interest in the department to also encourage a conversation with the natural and behavioural sciences when it comes to the pursuit of questions like cooperation, diplomacy, and a slew of emotions across a political continuum from the study of anger and aggression at one end to trust, empathy, and altruism at the other end. The department is committed to an understanding that a robust grounding in at least one discipline is a pre-requisite for any multi-disciplinary conversation.