• Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs

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  • The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School in New York City are designed to prepare engaged, reflective global citizens who can contribute to making the world more inclusive, just, and sustainable. The most pressing contemporary challenges — from the rise of authoritarian regimes and refugee crises to youth unemployment and climate change — demand the deep understanding of complex global systems, new perspectives, real-world experience, and commitment to social justice that our programs provide.

    Named among the top international affairs programs by the Foreign Policy Association, our Graduate Programs in International Affairs are distinctive in The New School tradition: critical, engaged, and truly global.

    • Develop original and critical approaches to global problems, challenging conventional frameworks and offering alternative theories.
    • Integrate theory, policy, and practice through field-based learning in practicum projects, UN Summer Study, and our one-of-a-kind International Field Program.
    • Collaborate with students and faculty from many countries and backgrounds, creating a classroom community of diverse and global perspectives.
  • Message from the Director

    To change the world, start with changing the perspective. In the Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, students and faculty explore new thinking to address the urgent crises of exclusion, inequality, displacement, authoritarianism, environmental destruction, and more.

    Sakiko Fukuda Parr, professor of international affairs and director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.
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  • Study with scholars, public intellectuals and professional experts who are leaders in their fields of research and practice. The multi-disciplinary faculty come from diverse locations, from Argentina, to Germany, India, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United States and elsewhere. They bring a truly global perspective and pluralist theoretical frameworks to understanding contemporary global challenges.
  • Working alongside faculty mentors, students engage in interdisciplinary research, participate in international policy debates, and engage in client-based projects in New York City and around the globe.  
  • No matter where they work, our alumni combine critical thinking skills with a commitment to global solidarity to find creative solutions to global challenges. Our students have gone on to work in public service, nonprofit institutions, businesses, and academia on issues related to urban development, human rights, environmental policy, migration and refugees, security, gender equality, and more.

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