May Newsletter: Happy Graduation Season!
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May Newsletter: 
Happy Graduation Season
APSIA Webinars

Are you thinking about the next step in your career? Tune in to one of our upcoming introductory webinars on the best practices when applying to graduate school.

In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:

Selecting a graduate program
Preparing an application
Paying for school
Career opportunities
and more!

June 4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Register here

July 10
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET

Register here
Upcoming Grad School Fairs

Graduate school fairs are a great place to begin building relationships with APSIA admissions teams and learn about grad school programs before application deadlines for 2020 admissions. Be sure to register for our upcoming 

Online Graduate School Fair
July 25
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET

Register Here

September graduate school fairs are listed below:
New York City
District of Columbia

Registration for the fairs in
Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong
opens soon!


For a full list of our upcoming events,
please visit the APSIA events page
APSIA Diversity Forum
Reaches Advisors in California

On May 1, 36 advisors from 14 minority-serving institutions gathered at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA for a workshop on engaging diverse students in the field of international affairs, as part of its
on-going Diversity Forum series.

The forum aimed to advance the understanding of the field of international affairs as a career path, provide practical ways to bring the field to students, and additional resources to support advisors in this work. Thank you to all of the participants and panelists who joined us for such engaging conversations. And a special thank you to our funders and supporters!


Read more about the 2019 Diversity Forum Advisor Workshop here.
For upcoming Diversity Forum events, please click 

Featured Resource:
IE'S Online Master Class 

Recent developments in politics and technology have resulted in unprecedented levels of fake news and misinformation circulating in countries across the world. Given these events, IE University’s School of Global and Public Affairs will be hosting a free online master class "The Challenge of Misinformation Around the World" addressing the challenges and implications of misinformation. 

In this master class, Assistant Professor D.J. Flynn will cover prominent cases of misinformation around the world, why misinformation is often so difficult to refute, and the efficacy of different approaches for correcting misinformation about politics and public health.

Tuesday, June 11
4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

For more information and to register for the master class,
please click 

Summer Opportunity Highlight

Are you interested in engaging in public policy and international affairs during your summer break? Our colleagues at the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) are hosting their annual Public Service Weekends to introduce students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service. Topics include: 

Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis

Local Action, Global Goals: 
Service For Sustainable Development – United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals


Leadership in the Age of Smart Cities:
How Data and Technology Impacts Equity in our Communities


NextGen Leadership: Ethics and Practice

For application eligibility, requirements, deadlines, and more information
about PPIA's Public Service Weekends, please click

Alumna Highlight: Christine Abizaid

Christine Abizaid, an alumna from Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is the Vice President of Global Operations at Dell Technologies and is the Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in 2014, Ms. Abizaid served on the National Security Council Staff as both a Director for Counterterrorism and Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. She also served for seven years with the Defense Intelligence Agency Joint Intelligence Task Force Combating Terrorism as the Senior Intelligence Analyst in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Division and the Iraq/Middle East Division.

In her current role at Dell Technologies, she leads the organization responsible for Sustainability, Diversity, Security, Risk Management, and Procurement Tools in Dell's extensive and geographically dispersed Supply Chain and Procurement organization.

To learn more about Christine Abizaid and her work, please click here.

Member School Highlight

APSIA welcomes Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) as a new member as of April 1! The Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy (MIP) at FSI trains leaders who will influence policy in international trade, security, cyber policy, political and economic development, energy and the environment, and global health. The MIP program combines a rigorous scholarly focus with practical training designed to prepare students for careers in public service and other settings where they can have an impact on international issues.

MIP takes a unique approach to international policy analysis, offering a dynamic learning experience that utilizes Stanford University’s exceptional resources.
The core curriculum in political science, economics, and international relations can be augmented with courses in social entrepreneurship, data science, and human-centered design. 

Learn more about the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies here.

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