In 2021, APSIA launched a recognition program for members and affiliates to celebrate the hard work of the APSIA community and hold up innovative ideas.
Nominations came from the institutions themselves, as well as the broader community. In all, nominations were received for members and affiliates in seven countries. Representatives of APSIA members and affiliates served as evaluators of the proposals based on a set of standard criteria.
Impact Award celebrates an APSIA member or affiliate who has contributed to APSIA’s success across the organization over time and helped move our community forward.
Winner: University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy for their many contributions to APSIA’s work with deans/directors, admissions, alumni relations, career services, communications, development, employer outreach, and the public.
Innovation Award for Professional Development Programming celebrates new or innovative programming that helped graduate students develop professionally in the fields of international affairs within the last year.
- American University School of International Service Jump Start January
- Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Defense and Intelligence Industry Day
- Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Energy and Environment Industry Day
- Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs Professional Development Capstones
- Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations National Security Fellowship
- University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Student International Policy Initiatives – Winner!
- University of St. Gallen Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) Program MIA Mornings
- University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Professional Development Certificate
More on the Student International Policy Initiatives and Extended Research Projects – The Student International Policy Initiatives, funded and supported by the Ford School, enable students to design short or semester-long projects in areas of international policy. Projects ranged from curating a museum exhibit on Russian migration to working with the Austrian government on science diplomacy to supporting leading NGOs in combating illicit mining in Colombia to producing original policy research.
Intersection Award for Linking Theory and Practice celebrates programs/events within the last year that connected current affairs, policymakers’ work, and/or people’s everyday lives to the broader tenets of international relations.
- Diplomatic Academy of Vienna Diplomacy: Your Questions, Our Answers
- Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Trade Industry Day
- National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Global is Asian Series
- Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
- Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies Care Economy in Korea: Beyond Covid-19 and Toward a Sustainable Caring Society Policy Conference
- University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies Denver Democracy Summit – Winner!
- Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Virtual Discussion Forum on the COVID-19 Crisis
More on the Democracy Summit – The Denver Democracy Summit was created through a partnership between the Korbel School and the Copenhagen-based Alliance of Democracies Foundation. It built bridges between stakeholders in order to promote democratic ideals, to spur innovative ideas that meet contemporary global challenges to democracy, and to engage a diverse and global audience. The Summit convened substantive, cross-cutting, and global discussions on challenges and trends in democratic governance with policymakers, think tank leaders, academics, activists, journalists, and private sector innovators.
Inclusion Award for Community Building celebrates programs/efforts within the last year that deepened a sense of connection within the community, particularly those that bridged different groups.
- Balsillie School of International Affairs Hadithii Hadithic: Expression of Colour Storyteller Series
- Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Adapting Career Services for Master of International Development and Master of Public Policy Students
- Fordham University International Political Economy and Development Program Peace Corps in the Bronx
- George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Inclusive Excellence Week
- Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Passport to International Affairs Symposium for High School Students
- Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations DEIJ Coalition
- Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs – Inter-Group Dialogue Circles
- University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Global Fordies
- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs Students of Color Alliance Reflective Conversations – Winner!
- University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Race, Protest and Citizenship Across Africa Series
More on the Students of Color Alliance Reflective Conversations – The Students of Color Alliance was developed by and for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students at GSPIA in the fall of 2019 as a place of solidarity and support. As the events of 2020 unfolded, SOCA introduced a model of reflective conversation centering the needs and perspectives of students of color. All members of the GSPIA community were then invited to join the conversation and build a deeper awareness of the strength of dedicated safe spaces for BIPOC students.
For questions regarding the APSIA Awards, please contact the APSIA office.