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Session Explores Why Indigenous Students Should Think about International Affairs

By | 2020-09-21T13:52:13+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Member News, Uncategorized|

On September 17, 2020, APSIA and the Northeastern University (NSU) Native American Support Center co-hosted a session to explore why –with all the ways they [...]

Workshop for Diverse Students Moves Online

By | 2020-08-04T14:02:36+00:00 July 28th, 2020|Member News|

From July 20 – 24, 2020, undergraduates and young professionals from across the United States joined APSIA for the Fourth Annual Diversity Forum Workshop for [...]

Annual APSIA Career Reception Welcomes 22 Employers

By | 2020-07-28T18:27:10+00:00 July 28th, 2020|Member News|

On July 28, 2020, more than 275 students, alumni, employers, and staff gathered for the four annual APSIA Career Event. The 2020 event was moved [...]

Spotlight on the Sanford Class of 2020

By | 2020-07-17T21:09:17+00:00 July 17th, 2020|Member News|

Sanford students, both undergraduate and graduate, are always amazing. They come from all over the world, and from nearby neighborhoods in Durham. They start organizations, volunteer in the community, earn awards and develop friendships that have the potential to last a lifetime. This class had the extra challenge of an extraordinary spring. Here are some of the stories of the Class of 2020.

APSIA Statement on Dignity and Equality

By | 2020-06-09T01:57:11+00:00 June 9th, 2020|Member News|

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is clear in its “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members [...]

Dramatic drop in remittances puts struggling communities around the world at risk

By | 2020-05-06T16:24:14+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Member News|

As the toll of the COVID-19 economic shutdown reverberates around the world, money sent home by foreign workers is drying up.

Ali examines rising U.S.-China tensions over COVID-19 origins

By | 2020-05-06T16:21:07+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Member News|

Blame narratives over the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic are deepening rifts between the U.S. and China, according to Javed Ali, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School. In a co-authored op-ed featured in The Hill on April 23, Ali asserts that these rising tensions added to an already weak relationship, and “risks igniting a new Cold War.”

Ali warns of national security implications of COVID-19 response

By | 2020-05-06T16:09:09+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Member News|

The response to the spread of COVID-19 has not only “revealed deep shortcomings in America’s emergency preparedness and national medical response systems,” but also has broader implications for national security(link is external), according to Ford School Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali. As the nation’s attention is focused on fighting the pandemic, domestic and foreign adversaries could seize on the moment, as an opportunity to conduct “attacks against physical targets, undermine public confidence in government through disinformation and propaganda, disrupt medical and public health response efforts or create further economic uncertainty through commodity or currency manipulations,” he wrote in The Hill on March 13.

Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visits the Ford School

By | 2020-05-06T16:05:40+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Member News|

"On February 26, the Ford School welcomed Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama for an armchair conversation on “New Frontiers: Labor, Immigration and Foreign Policy,” with John Ciorciari, associate professor at the Ford School. The conversation covered topics from international economic policy to advice for rising policymakers. Michigan Daily covered the event in an article published on February 26."

Annual DC career trip fosters connections between students and alumni

By | 2020-05-06T16:02:24+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Member News|

The Ford School held its annual DC career trip with record student attendance (55 graduate students) and alumni participation (140). A Ford School tradition, this year’s Washington, DC experience provided students with several opportunities to engage alumni and other professionals working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. On Thursday evening, the Ford School reception was kicked off with a lecture by Professor John Ciorciari on “The Path Forward in Afghanistan,” followed by a robust networking reception at the Council on Foreign Relations.