In order to deepen ties within the family, APSIA launched a small grant fund for pre-tenure and recently-tenured faculty at APSIA members and affiliates in 2019.
The fund will invest in projects which foster collaboration within the APSIA network, particularly across national borders.
A committee of APSIA deans and directors selected two projects to support in 2020:
- The Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations and the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies will sponsor a Fall 2020 workshop in Seoul, South Korea on the Future of the U.S. alliance system in Asia. The goal of the workshop is to build a network among emerging scholars who are separated by geography, but share a commitment to the value of alliances and to the international affairs profession. “By collaborating together on academic research, the workshop will help forge introductions among scholars from different professional backgrounds in different countries,” Seton Hall Professor Sara Bjerg Moller says. “Hosting a workshop specifically for scholars at APSIA member and affiliated schools on a single substantive research issue affords unique collaboration opportunities that do not presently exist elsewhere in our field.”
- The Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies, and University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy are collaborating with the OECD and colleagues in Canada and South Africa. They will create a global collaborative course and public event series focused on economic diplomacy. Support from APSIA will enable faculty from APSIA institutions to participate. Organizers said “In fast-changing and unpredictable times for the global economic governance, APSIA members are joining forces to provide their students with a toolbox to reform economic multilateralism and therefore defend international peace and prosperity. Then, we can use the synergies we have developed internally to promote economic diplomacy to an external audience.”
APSIA brings together leading graduate schools around the world which specialize in international affairs. Through the Faculty Fund and other programs, it strengthens members and affiliates by gathering information and sharing ideas. In all things, APSIA seeks to improve graduate education in international affairs and thereby advance international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security through the people and ideas shaped by our schools.