APSIA Hosts Annual Deans' Meeting in Washington, DC
Did you know that each year the deans and directors of APSIA member schools meet for a two-day conference? On January 10-11, we were pleased to welcome to Washington, DC deans and directors from ten countries. The meeting is a unique opportunity for deans to get to know their counterparts from across the US and around the world and spend time discussing common issues, sharing best practices, and learning about new resources and trends in international affairs education. We look forward to seeing everyone again in January 2014! View more photos
Bryan A. Stevenson to Deliver Keynote at American University
Stevenson will speak as part of the 14th Annual Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) Conference on Intercultural Relations, held at American University's School of International Service. He successfully argued Miller v. Alabama at the Supreme Court in June 2012, and his TED talk received one of the longest standing ovations in the history of the non-profit. Joining Stevenson will be Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) Dr. Janet Bennett. To register for the conference or for more information, visit www.imi.american.edu/conference
Bush School Partners with other Colleges, Universities on Global Development Program
Researchers from the Bush School of Government and Public Service will partner with the Department of Agricultural Economics and the School of Rural Public Health at Texas A&M University to work on a groundbreaking program aimed at solving challenges in global development. Texas A&M is one of six universities across the world selected as lead partners in the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), a new program administered by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
As lead partners on the project, the three Texas A&M entities, including the Bush School, will create a “development lab” to be called the Center on Conflict and Development. Along with the other partner universities, researchers at the C&D Center will work to solve critical problems in global health, food security, and related conflicts by involving researchers, students, and other interested parties around the world. Read more.
China Center Scholars to Join Josef Korbel School
Soon select Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) students may enroll at the Josef Korbel School while also completing their studies at BFSU in Beijing. The students in this program will be referred to as China Center Scholars.
As a leading school of international studies in China, BFSU has produced more than one hundred Chinese ambassadors and senior Chinese government officials, as well as international business and legal leaders. "We are very excited about this opportunity to partner with BFSU," said Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School. "The Josef Korbel School welcomes international students from across the globe and the new China Center Scholars will add to our dynamic, intellectually rigorous, and multicultural environment." Read more
Winter Program on the UN & Global Challenges
Students from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand are currently at the Graduate Institute engaged in a two-week “Winter Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges”.
Professors from the Graduate Institute and other experts deliver lectures on the history and mission of the United Nations, its future and other topics. It includes a visit to the UN’s European headquarters, presentations by officials from the organization, a visit to the UNHCR, simulated multilateral negotiations, working sessions, social events and more. The United Nations Office in Geneva Chief of Cabinet, Dr Joshua Lincoln, delivered an inspiring speech on the value and the culture of the UN on the program’s opening day. Read more