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News and Updates from the APSIA Network


APSIA Welcomes New Deans at Four Member Schools

On September 1, 2010, former US Ambassador to Iraq, Amb. Christopher Hill, replaced retiring dean Tom Farer at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. To read the full announcement, click here.

On August 16, 2010, Dr. Reşat Kasaba assumed the position of Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.  Dr. Kasaba has been on faculty at the Jackson School since 1985.  To read the announcement, click here.

On April 29, 2010, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced the appointment of Dr. Carol Lancaster as dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  Dr. Lancaster had been serving as interim dean since July 2009 and is the first alumna to serve as dean of the school.  To read the full announcement click here.

On March 22, 2010, Amb. Robert L. Hutchings assumed the position of Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to his appointment, Amb. Hutchings taught and served as an assistant dean at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.  The full announcement may be found here.

Dean Louis W. Goodman Announces Succession Plan

On October 13, 2010, Dean Louis W. Goodman of American University's School of International Service announced he will be stepping down as dean next year once a new dean has been appointed.  Dean Goodman has been instrumental in the governing of APSIA during his 24-year tenure as Dean at SIS serving in many vital leadership roles.  APSIA is extremely appreciative of his dedicated service to the organization and its mission. 
To read his announcement to the SIS community, click here.
To read the dean search announcement, please click here.

Robertson Foundation for Government Announces Inaugural Fellows

Ten students entering their first year of graduate study this Fall  at four APSIA Member Schools were awarded Fellowships from the Robertson Foundation for Government . These students - representing the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Syracuse University's Maxwell School, and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego - will receive full scholarships and internship stipends from the Robertson Foundation and have committed to work for the federal government for a minimum of three of their first five years after graduation.  The Foundation will work with additional universities in the future and a second class of students at the four existing schools will be named at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

To learn more about the students, click the following:

Maryland School of Public Policy
Fletcher School
Maxwell School
School of IR/PS

To learn more about The Robertson Foundation, please visit their website at

The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations

The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship affords students considering careers in international affairs to spend a summer pursuing internships with a U.S. government agency or in the U.S. Congress. The program awards approximately 10 Fellowships per summer to students at APSIA full member schools.

Eligible students enrolled in APSIA full member schools must initially be nominated by their schools in order to be considered. Each APSIA member school may nominate up to three students for the Fellowship.  Applications for the 2011 Fellowships are due to the APSIA Executive Office by January 24, 2010.

Finalists will be notified on February 14th and invited to Washington, DC for interviews and final selections to be held March 7th and 8th. Learn more about the fellowship, including the history behind it, at


APSIA Admissions Fairs Fall 2010

APSIA hosted 13 admissions fairs from September through November 2010.  Within the U.S., fairs were held in New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  For the first time, APSIA hosted fairs in Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi and Istanbul as well as returned to London, Paris and Brussels.  Over 1600 prospective students attended the fairs to learn about programs and opportunities at APSIA member schools.

APSIA Annual Deans Meeting January 2011

APSIA will hold its annual Deans Meeting 12-14 January 2011  in Seoul, South Korea.  The meeting will be co-hosted by APSIA member Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies.  

APSIA Welcomes New Affiliate Member Schools

APSIA is proud to welcome 5 new affiliate member schools:

 Questions?  Please contact Leigh Morris Sloane, Executive Director at

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Scenes from APSIA's Fall 2010 Admissions Fairs


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