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APSIA Annual Meeting 2011

APSIA held its Annual Deans Meeting 12-14 January 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

The annual meeting is an opportunity for member Deans to share information and discuss developments and best practices in international affairs education.  This year's meeting  was co-hosted by APSIA member Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies.  Deans and directors representing 22 full member schools and 9 affiliate member schools were in attendance. To view the full list of attendees, click here.

Business meeting of the Full Member Deans

In addition, Yonsei University's GSIS Dean, Dr. Chung Min LEE, organized an exciting and informative series of meetings with some of Korea's leading international affairs figures.

Speakers included:

Dr. KIM Tae Hyo, Principal Secretary for National Security Strategy for President of Korea
Dr. JUNG Ku-Hyun, Senior Advisor Samsung Economic Research Institute
H.E. Dr. HYUN In-Taek, Minister of Unification
Dr. KIM Tae Woo, Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Defense Analysis

Lunch with Minister of Unification H.E. HYUN In-Taek

The Annual Meeting also included an alumni reception in honor of Dean Louis W. Goodman (American University's School of International Service). Over 100 alumni and friends of APSIA member schools turned out for the event.  Dean Goodman has been very active in APSIA leadership over the years serving in a number of roles including: President 1992; Secretary/Treasurer 1991, 1999-2001; Executive Committee 1993, 96-2003; Chair of Curriculum Task Force 1994-2000; and Chair of the Membership Committee 2002-Present.  Dean Goodman will be stepping down as Dean of American Univesity's School of International Service later this year after 25 years of service.  He will continue as a professor at the School after a much deserved sabbatical.

Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders
2010 Fellow's Report

In 2009, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), in collaboration with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), created the Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders The goal of the student travel fellowship is to foster a new generation of leaders in the United States who are interested in achieving a greater understanding of Japan and its role in global affairs, as well as engaging in dialogue with their overseas  counterparts in Japan.  Fellows are graduate students selected from APSIA's U.S. member schools and the first cohort traveled to Japan in August 2009 for a 10-day program. 

CGP just released the Fellows' report from the 2nd cohort following on their August 2010 program.

To see the full report, click here.
The selection process for the 2011 program is underway. Nominations from U.S. APSIA member schools were due February 28th. 

Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Announces
Scholars in the Nations Service Initiative (SINSI), Class of 2012

Five Princeton undergraduates were selected for SINSI, which is "designed to recognize, support and prepare students committed to careers in the U.S. government." To learn more about the initiative and the 2012 Scholars, click here.

Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

APSIA is pleased to be partnering with Foreign Affairs to sponsor their second annual undergraduate international affairs essay contest.  This year's essay topic: Is the decline of the West inevitable?  Students outside the U.S. are also eligible to submit an essay.  The winning essay will be published on the Foreign Affairs website.  Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2011.
Further details are available here

Questions?  Please contact Leigh Morris Sloane, Executive Director, at

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Photos from APSIA's 2011 Annual Meeting


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