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2023 Leaders in Graduate Education in International Affairs

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A graduate experience is not defined solely by the degree program’s curriculum. Of great importance is the transfer of knowledge, lessons, and skills from experts and educators—such as professors, deans, directors, and alumni—to students.

These leaders shape students’ experience and create the next generation of global changemakers by teaching them how to approach complex global issues, guiding their skill development, and providing exposure to experiences that will serve them well after completing their degree. The crucial role these leaders play in graduate education makes them an important consideration for prospective students as they decide which degree program may be the best fit.

“Prospective students come in all the time, and the key thing that I’m trying to figure out is, how can I and the institution be of use to this person in helping them get to wherever they want to go?” says Yuval Weber, research assistant professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service.

This FP Guide interviews leaders from eight institutions across the United States to provide a glimpse into their background, expertise, and ways in which they mentor and support students to prepare them for a fulfilling career in international affairs.

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Preparing Future Leaders with World-Class Education in Policy and Economics

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service Preparing Leaders Through a Program Grounded in Ethics and Commitment to Service

Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government & Public Service An Education on International Power and Politics for the Real World

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies Initiative Teaches Community-Centered, Collaborative Responses to Security Crises

University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Engagement With Different Cultures Leads to an International Affairs Career

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University A Digital and Global Mindset Propels Students Into Purpose-Driven Careers

George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government Accessible Program Empowers Future Policymakers with Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Opportunities

The Fletcher School at Tufts University Sustainability Is a Key Element of Combined Business, International Affairs Program



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