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Dean Christina Paxson to be Next President of Brown University

On Friday, March 2nd, The Corporation of Brown University elected as president, Dr. Christina Paxson.  Dean Paxson serves as dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.   She will be the 19th president of Brown University, and the first incoming president with an academic rank below provost since the 1970s.  APSIA congratulates Dean Paxson on this achievement, and wishes her the very best.  For more information, click here.

Dean John Coatsworth Appointed Provost at Columbia University

Dr. John Coatsworth, who served as dean of the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) since 2008, was permanently appointed Provost of Columbia University on February 17th. He had been serving in an interim capacity since last July.  

Dr. Robert Lieberman, formerly vice dean, was appointed by President Bollinger to serve as interim dean for a year.  Click here to read the president's message about the appointments.

Associate Dean Alan Deardorff to Direct International Policy Center at The University of Michigan

Associate Dean Alan Deardorff was selected as interim director of The Ford School's International Policy Center (IPC).    Founding IPC director Jan Svejnar will be joining the faculty of Columbia University as director of the newly-established Center for Global Economic Governance at SIPA.  Dr. Svejnar founded the International Policy Center at The Ford School in 2005. 

Dean James Goldgeier Awarded Carnegie Grant

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded Dean Goldgeier (School of International Service, American University) a grant for his project on "Bridging the Gap, Fostering Greater Policy Relevance in Political Science and International Studies."

Dean Goldgeier, along with partners at Duke University and the UC-Berkeley, will host programs at American University and overseas.  These programs train, develop, and mentor scholars as they launch and build their careers in academic and policy institutions. Now in its seventh year, the project embraces multiple academic disciplines including political science, international studies, law, and public and international policy. 

University of California, San Diego Professor wins Karl Deutsch Award

Dr. Emilie Hafner-Burton is the 2011 recipient of the International Studies Association's Karl Deutsch Award. It is presented annually to a scholar under the age of 40 who is judged to have made, through a body of publications, the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research. 

Dr. Hafner-Burton is a professor at the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, and is also director of the School’s new Laboratory on International Law and Regulation. 

Summer Study at the Graduate Insitute

Applications are open for the Summer Programs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.  Two programs are being offered:

International Affairs & Multilateral Governance (June 11-29), explores key issues in international affairs with focus on Global Public Goods, Global Migration, Cooperation and Development and Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions.

WTO, International Trade, and Development (July 2-13), explores key issues in international trade with focus on Core Features and Current Issues of the World Trading System as well as Development & Trade in Manufactures, Agriculture and Services.

The application deadline is April 1, 2012, and the Graduate Institute offers special rates for APSIA students!

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Annual APSIA Deans and Directors Meeting: UCSD
Each year our deans and directors come together for an annual conference to explore new directions for APSIA, address trends in international affairs education, and listen to experts in the field.  This year's conference, held January 12-13, was graciously hosted by our member the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego


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