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APSIA Congratulates the Class of 2012
Our best wishes go out to all the students who have already crossed the stage, or will do so in the coming weeks.  You will always be a part of the APSIA community and we hope to see you at our alumni events!  To see the APSIA graduation slideshow, click here

Did you know APSIA Has a New Website?
That's right! We just completed a massive overhaul of our website, both inside and out.  We hope this will make it easier to connect and exchange information with you.
Come visit us! 

What's new? 

Schools & Programs 

The Graduate Institute Announces Executive Certificate in International Crisis Management
Jointly organized by the Institute and LEIDAR, a global communications firm, the four month program is targeted to professionals in public institutions and private companies active in communication, government relations, advocacy, operations or human resources. The first session lasts from November 2012 to March 2013 and covers: stakeholder mapping, crises dynamics, risk assessment, anticipation tools and crisis navigation.  Read more 

Study: Georgetown Offers Deepest Curriculum on Terrorism
Ivan Sascha Sheehan's study, which appeared in Perspectives on Terrorism, ranked both graduate and undergraduate programs first in breadth of terrorism course offerings.   The Security Studies Program, administered by the Center for Security Studies at SFS, is Georgetown's primary center of research and teaching on terrorism at Georgetown. Read more

Ford School Launches New Video Series, Policy Points
Policy Points features Ford School faculty discussions on research or events. Emailed to journalists and analysts worldwide for use in decision making, research, or media-related activities; these videos are produced by U-M News Service and include captions and transcripts.  Recent episodes feature Marina Whitman on austerity v. stimulus in EU nations, and Dean Susan M. Collins on the shrinking U.S. current account deficit. Learn more
Fletcher and CEIBS to Offer Dual-Degree Program 
Expanding on their semester exchange program, The Fletcher School at Tufts University and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) announced a dual MALD /MBA.  Students will spend 12 months at CEIBS’ Shanghai Campus and 3 semesters at Fletcher in Medford, MA.  This eliminates a year of study, and provides a broader global perspective, applicable to international corporations, global finance institutions, international economic and development institutions, and government agencies. Read more 

IBEI Offers New MA in International Security
As of the fall, The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) will offer a one-year, interdisciplinary program in peace and war studies.  Geared towards future professionals, it will focus on analytical skills, research methods, and a thorough understanding of international conflict in the 21st century.  read more

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Faculty & Events 

CNBC Asia interviewed Susan M. Collins during a University of Michigan trip to Hong Kong 
Susan M. Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, discusses the European financial crisis and the Chinese economy on Tuesday, May 29 as a guest on CNBC's popular financial news show "Squawk Box" in Hong Kong.  Collins was in Hong Kong as part of the U-M Asia delegation, a group traveling to China and Korea to meet with U-M alumni, as well as academic, business, and government officials. Watch segments 

Kickoff Event at New Center for Global Economic Governance 
Columbia|SIPA launched its Center for Global Economic Governance with a keynote address by Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and a panel discussion among Columbia University policy experts. The new center provides an opportunity for academics, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world to participate in the creation and dissemination of pioneering ideas related to global economic governance. Read more›
Bush School Co-hosts NIC Conference
The Bush School at Texas A&M University’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and the National Intelligence Council (NIC) on May 1-3, 2012 co-hosted a major conference/simulation in connection with publication of the NIC’s Global Trends 2030 report due to be released in early 2013.  The conference/simulation on “The Future of American Power” examined the intersection of economic trends and global security strategies and bought together prominent scholars and practitioners from around the world and from Texas A&M University and the Bush School.  

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Students & Alumni
Celebrating Students’ Capstone Projects 
Columbia|SIPA celebrated the completion of graduating students’ capstone workshops. A hallmark of the school’s curriculum, the workshops allow groups of students in the MIA and MPA programs to collaborate with selected public agencies, private companies, and nonprofit clients. Students put their policy education and professional experience into practice, producing recommendations for their clients. All told, 362 students took part in 60 projects in the 2011-12 academic year. Read more›

IR/PS Students Host Latin American Festival 
The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) at UCSD's School of International Relations & Pacific Studies (IR/PS) held its annual May festival to celebrate Latin American culture. Students, staff and faculty joined in on the fun which included regional food and drink, a professional Argentine dance performance, salsa dancing, and a piñata. This LASO festival came on the heels of the second annual Mexico Moving Forward Symposium which included an international cohort of business leaders, scholars, and social entrepreneurs.  Learn more about LASO & other student groups

2012 Bush School Study Trip to Canada
Over spring break, seventeen students from The Bush School (Texas A&M) spent six days visiting Canadian government departments, the US Embassy, and the Paterson School (Carlton University). In Montreal, the students took part in a graduate conference at McGill University’s Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, and visited with the Canadian Border Services Agency. They also met with Canadian officials during their trip, including several former Canadian ambassadors to the United States; Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons; former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (pictured); as well as James Nealon, Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of OECD Economic Surveillance

Rather than write individual research papers, Dr. Martin Edwards' students, at Seton Hall's Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, completed a project evaluating the effectiveness of OECD economic surveillance.   As part of a course on International Organizations, their goal was to understand the overall impact of OECD surveillance on member states by analyzing economic surveys across the three most recent review cycles.  Read more.
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