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Congratulations to the Class of 2013


APSIA Proudly Announces its New Executive Committee

On June 1, Dean Susan M. Collins of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan assumed the role as President of the Association.  Read more about the new APSIA leadership here.

Did you know APSIA brings together admissions & career directors from across the globe?

Each summer we host an annual conference for the career and admissions directors of our member schools.  This is an invaluable opportunity for them to connect, exchange best practices, and learn about ways we can improve the APSIA community.  This year's conference was held from June 10-12 in Washington, DC at Georgetown University

This year we also hosted a networking workshop and reception to bring together DC metro area alumni from all of our schools.  It was a great opportunity to mingle, touch base with APSIA directors, and learn helpful tips for professional networking. 

Japan Travel Program for US Future Leaders Announces New Cohort of Fellows

APSIA  is pleased to announce the 5th cohort of The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership's  Japan Travel Program for US Future Leaders.  This program is a collaborative project between APSIA and the Center for Global Partnership (CGP).  For the past four summers, CGP has brought graduate students from US-based APSIA schools to Japan for a 10 day study tour.  The 2013 cohort of 15 fellows will travel to Japan August 17-27th and represent the following schools: Georgetown UniversityHarvard UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityPrinceton University,  University of DenverUniversity of MichiganUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of PittsburghSyracuse UniversityTufts University, and Yale University.  David Robertson, Director of Career Services, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, will accompany the students as the APSIA representative and to provide professional development guidance during the program.   To learn more about this year's fellows please see their profiles here.

Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations Announces 2013 Fellows

The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations and its partner, APSIA, announce the selection of twenty-three fellows for Summer 2013.  The Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations related issues in the US  government Executive Branch or the Congress.  This year’s Fellows represent 14 APSIA schools and will intern at the Departments of Defense, Labor, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, USAID, and in committees and individual offices of Members of Congress. To learn more about this year's fellows, click here.

Conference on Diversity and International Affairs

April 26-27, nearly 300 hundred participants gathered at the Council on Foreign Relations for a conference on Diversity in International Affairs.  The conference, organized by CFR, the Global Access Pipeline (GAP Consortium) and the International Career Advancement Program, sought to connect students (high school through graduate school) as well as professionals from underrepresented groups with career opportunities in international affairs. 

In addition to being a sponsor, APSIA sent seven students from our member schools to the conference.  Staff members from APSIA schools -- Eleanor Monte Jones, Associate Director of the MSFS program at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service  and Amanda Taylor, Director of Graduate Enrollment, School of International Service at American University --  also helped lead a workshop on strengthen writing skills for applications and cover letters.  In addition, Marc St. Hilaire, Career Adviser for the School of International Service at American University was one of four career advisers who met with conference participants throughout the day to provide career counseling.  View photos here

Merit E. Janow Appointed Dean of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs

A professor of International Economic Law and International Affairs at Columbia SIPA, Dr. Janow serves as director of the school’s international finance and economic policy concentration.  She is also co-director of Columbia’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center and a member of its Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Read more

Top NATO Commander Admiral James Stavridis Named Dean of Tufts' Fletcher School

Adm. Stavridis earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School, and will assume the deanship following his retirement from the Navy.  "Admiral Stavridis has the rare combination of intellectual curiosity, social intelligence, humility, leadership skills and respect from others that have made him one of the great military and political leaders of his generation, and that will make him a spectacular Fletcher dean, and a key member of the university leadership team," said David Harris.Tufts Provost. Read more

Humphrey School Appoints Associate Dean

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has appointed Dr. Laura Bloomberg as associate dean, with responsibilities for advancing the school's mission related to high quality teaching and learning, public policy research, and community engaged scholarship. Bloomberg previously served as executive director of the Center for Integrative Leadership, a joint initiative with the Carlson School of Management, the College of Education and Human Development, and the School of Public Health, and has been a member of the graduate faculty since 2007. Read more

David Rubenstein Commits $10 Million to Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein is giving $10 million to the Sanford School of Public Policy to endow graduate fellowships and undergraduate internships, and to create a fund that will enhance the school’s engagement with the policy world, President Richard H. Brodhead announced on April 30. It is the largest single gift to Sanford and supports priorities of Duke Forward, the $3.25 billion fundraising campaign across Duke's 10 schools, Duke Medicine and a range of university programs. Read more

IE University Launches School of International Relations 

Over the last few years, IE School of Arts and Humanities has built up a portfolio of programs in the humanities and international relations. With time, both areas of study have grown in terms of content, presence, and international prestige to take the form of different entities that now operate independently of each other.

The mission of IE School of International Relations is to provide rigorous academic and practical training in order to better prepare our students to become global leaders. Additionally, the school now offers a broad range of dual-degree programs in conjunction with other IE schools.  Learn more

2013 PPIA Expo

Held in the nation's capital, the PPIA Public Service EXPO serves as a creative commons for prospective applicants to public policy and international affairs schools, for individuals seeking public service careers and internships, and for strengthening a community of high-impact individuals.

2013 PPIA Public Service Expo

Date: Friday, July 19, 2013

Time: 2:30-4:30pm

Where: Katzen Arts Center - American University

To learn more and register to attend, please visit

Job Opening: Director of Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe - Bologna, Italy

SAIS is looking for a new director for SAIS Europe located in Bologna, Italy.  SAIS Europe is an integral part of SAIS, and has since 1955 served as a leading intellectual institution in Europe, committed to teaching and research. The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative oversight to SAIS Europe as it expands its network of relations across Europe and neighboring regions. A thought leader at SAIS, the director will be part of the School’s leadership team.  Learn more
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