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 University
, Harvard University
, Johns Hopkins University
, Princeton University
, University of Denver
, University of Michigan
, University of Minnesota
, University of Pittsburgh
, Syracuse University
, Tufts 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 yearâ€™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 schoolâ€™s international finance and economic policy concentration. She is also co-director of Columbiaâ€™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 schoolâ€™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