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2021 Leaders in Graduate Education in International Affairs

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Effective training for future international affairs leaders must ensure that students learn how to be adaptable, according to Professor Daniel Drezner at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Drezner quotes philosopher Isaiah Berlin, who differentiated between foxes, who know a little about many things, and hedgehogs, who know one big thing. “In dealing with crises, you want a lot of foxes. You need people with the intellectual capacity, creativity, and flexibility to deal with the next crisis,” Drezner says.

This FP Guide tells the stories of professors, deans—and even a student—who are inspiring today’s graduate students. The leaders include:


Tufts University, The Fletcher School
Understanding History and a Multidisciplinary Approach Are Key to Navigating the 21st Century


Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Saving Democracy, One Byte at a Time


Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Deep Learning, Essential Skills, Experience Keep Graduates Nimble for a Changing World


George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government
Professor Uses Technology, Culture Focus to Incorporate Practical Skills into Classroom


University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies
Interdisciplinarity and Transformative Experience in Brussels Lay Groundwork for Future Leaders


Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Creating Global Leaders for the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Nova Southeastern University, Master’s Program in National Security Affairs and International Relations
Program Emphasizes Global Over National Perspective to Prepare Next Generation of Leaders


 

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Photo top: Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

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