2018 Graduate Education | International Affairs
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CLEARLY, WE ARE NOT LIVING IN ORDINARY TIMES when the dean of a leading international affairs school says, “We are now in a phase of global problems so complex and intractable, so wicked in the true sense of the word because of the great suffering they have caused, that we have to think differently about the school’s mission.” Those are the words of Joel S. Hellman, dean of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), reflecting on what he thinks all schools of international relations need to do to help their students meet the daunting challenges of the 21st century.
We are now in a phase of global problems so complex and intractable, so wicked in the true sense of the word because of the great suffering they have caused, that we have to think differently about the school’s mission.And it’s apparent how tricky global challenges can be when a professor’s research points to the need for a #MeToo response to sexual harassment and assault happening among those meant to be the good guys: humanitarian aid workers themselves. The research was led by Dyan Mazurana, associate research professor and co-director of the Gender Analysis in International Studies and Women’s Leadership Program at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
In this year’s annual FP Guide to Graduate Education, you can meet leaders like Hellman and Mazurana and explore cutting-edge programs at a wide range of international affairs schools.
You will discover:
• Graduate programs with leaders who are deeply committed to preparing students to move forward in their careers while addressing global challenges.
• Exemplary schools based on the East Coast, West Coast, in Europe, the Midwest, and more.
• A growing choice of online master’s degree options that allow you to study from anywhere, including programs focusing on diplomacy, Asia, the Middle East, and more.
• Interdisciplinary studies that offer applied learning opportunities through study trips, internships, and projects with real-world clients.
Among the schools featured here, you will find opportunities to prepare for a career that transcends disciplinary boundaries and national borders—a career that spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
- 2018 Graduate Education | International Affairs
- Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
- UC San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS)
- NYU School of Professional Studies, Center for Global Affairs
- University of Notre Dame, Keough School of Global Affairs
- Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
- SOAS University of London
- Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
- University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)
- Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
- The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
- University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- Arizona State University, Center on the Future of War
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Top photo: Courtesy of SOAS University of London