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Graduate Program in International Affairs



By blending theory, practice, and commitment to social responsibility, the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) leads students to analyze urgent international questions through a critical lens. Click here to find out more.

Professor L.H.M. Ling Featured on Huffington Post

LIiyIn an article posted to the Huffington Post website last Tuesday, GPIA professor L.H.M. Ling confronts multiple current events in answering the question, “What does Ebola have to do with Ferguson and ISIS?

Professor Ling is the faculty supervisor of The Global Intimate (also known as the Silk Road Research Initiative), a student research collective that explores alternative and holistic approaches to international relations theory. Ling’s article connects an ethos of difference without alienation drawn from the ancient Silk Roads and applies it to contemporary realities such as Ebola, Ferguson and ISIS.
 The Global Intimate currently has an IndieGoGo campaign to help “Re-imagine World Politics,” and can also be found on Facebook.

Professor Sakiko Fukuda Parr to Speak on the Role of Human Rights in Combating Poverty

From Rhetoric to Remedy: human rights in the struggle against povertySakiko

27 October 2014, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Lipton Hall,
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

download the invitation in pdf format here





Student Ejolee Mitchell Researches National Youth Policies During Turkey IFP

Ejolee Mitchell

Ejolee Mitchell is originally from Philadelphia and is currently a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs. Before coming to The New School she interned with a non-profit in Philadelphia focusing on international development via women’s empowerment. During the summer of 2014 she participated in the Turkey IFP program where she interned with Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı also known as TOG, a civil society organization focused on youth improvement and personal development of young people via community involvement.





GPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva Talks About Her Most Recent Book At Columbia University

On Monday, October 13,nina GPIA Professor Nina Krushcheva will be giving a talk about her book The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, at Columbia University.  Nina will be joined by Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.  The book is an important piece and comes out in a time where Russia is engaging in controversial and aggressive foreign policy with Ukraine. The book also gives unique insight into the Modern Russian narrative as well as the Russian historical context, influenced by Nina’s grandfather, Leonid Khrushchev and great grandfather, Nikita Khrushchev.  Both men held prominent positions within the Communist Party.

The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev’s October 14, 1964 ousting from the Kremlin.



Alumna Mala Kumar Launches Book: “The Paths of Marriage”

Mala KumarMala Kumar is a 2010 M.A. international affairs graduate of the GPIA program, concentrating in development. During her time at The New School, she co-founded the student organization, Association for International Development [AID], and was an India China Institute student fellow. After graduating, she worked as a Programme Officer on the African Risk Capacity of the UN World Food Programme. Mala’s first book, The Paths of Marriage, is scheduled to be released on 1 October 2014. The novel is about three generations of women from 1950s India to present-day NYC, and their battles of discrimination from the outside world and from each other.