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FP Guides appear in each print issue of Foreign Policy (FP) and in FP online at foreignpolicy.com or
fpguide.foreignpolicy.com all year round.

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FP online viewers, demographics:

50% live outside the United States
25% work in media and academic institutions
20% serve as leaders in government
13% lead a division or company
10% work in US military and defense


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How to Participate

For information on how to participate in FP GUIDES, contact Sherri Greeves, Director of Academic Partnerships, 202-457-7939,

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Fall 2021 Graduate Education FP Guide: Applying to Graduate School in International Affairs

A passion for public service and clearly articulated career goals are a winning formula for applicants to graduate programs in international affairs. In this Graduate Education FP Guide, admissions experts at leading schools explain how to research prospective programs, write winning essays, and demonstrate a commitment to a global career. Learn more.


Aspiring international affairs professionals rely on FP Guides for information and insights about their graduate program options. At the same time, schools of international affairs look to the Guides to reach prospective students who aim to develop their professional qualifications while also working to help make the world a better place.

FP Guides offer timely supplements within the award-winning Foreign Policy magazine, the leading source for understanding and analysis about global affairs for 8-million-plus monthly readers. The Guides are in a unique position to link professionals interested in advancing their career with timely education opportunities.

FP Guides’ readers gain access to current program information and an inside look at leading programs. They meet:

Global leaders, such as Gen. (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency and founder of the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government; and Joel Hellman, who previously served as chief institutional economist at the World Bank and now is dean of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Career services directors, such as Jean-Amiel Jourdan, director of global careers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Admissions directors, who share advice to help applicants strengthen their applications.

Faculty members and students who are making a difference through cutting-edge research, partnerships, and fieldwork. One innovative professor is Gordon McCord of UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, who designed a new graduate course focusing on geographic information systems (GIS). McCord and his students have used GIS to map out the locations where people were killed in conflict in Northern Ireland, and to track economic activity in North Korea.

A standout student is Majd Baniodeh, who earned an MA in Applied International Studies from the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and now leads implementation in the United States of Starbucks’s effort to hire 10,000 refugees globally.


Summer 2021 Charting a Career Path
Highlights creative academic programs and pathways that allow students to meet their career ambitions.
Spring 2021 In-Demand Careers
Details sought-after degrees and skills that prepare today’s students for successful global careers.
Winter 2021 Leaders in Graduate Education
Features inspirational professors and deans at top schools who are training future leaders to confront multiple global challenges.
Fall 2020 Applying to Graduate School
Offers valuable tips from experts at 14 top international affairs schools about how to make your application stand out. 


FP GUIDES are custom-content reports appearing in FP magazine, on ForeignPolicy.com, and on FP GUIDE websites. The FP GUIDES share useful information about programs and services of interest to FP readers and highlight leading organizations in global policy and international affairs education.

FP GUIDES are prepared by the business department of The FP Group and do not involve the editorial department of FP magazine.
Director of Academic Partnerships: Sherri Greeves, 202-457-7939, sherri.greeves@foreignpolicy.com