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    Alexandra Bell

    Bell, Alex

    “I knew I wanted to pursue a degree that would allow me to focus on conflict and security issues. On a less academic note, I knew I wanted to study in New York. The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs allowed me to do both. The program provided a base of knowledge essential to pursuing a career in international security, while also giving me the freedom to explore my interests,” said alumna Alexandra Bell.

    When asked what was the best part about being a student at The New School, Alexandra replied, “the other students were the best part! So many of my classmates are now doing amazing things around the country, and the world, and I am glad to call them friends.” Furthermore, she added, “I was also a huge fan of the fact that the International Affairs program wanted me to help shape my experience there. When I wanted to spend the summer between my first and second year working at a media outlet in Hong Kong, my professors helped facilitate that. When I wanted to go in a slightly less common direction (for International Affairs) and write my thesis about issues relating to biological weapons, my professors supported me wholeheartedly. I don’t know if that would have happened at every school.”
    Upon graduating from the International Affairs program at The New School in May 2006, Alexandra held various positions including nuclear policy research assistant at the Center for American Progress, project manager at the Ploughshares Fund, and public and congressional affairs advisor in the Department of State Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Presently, she is the Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the Department of State.