Celebrating 2023 APSIA Awards

Celebrating 2023 APSIA Awards

The APSIA Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates the hard work and innovation in the APSIA community. Each year since 2021, nominations come from the institutions themselves, as well as the broader community.

In 2023, APSIA received nominations for 18 members and six affiliates in nine countries. Representatives of APSIA institutions evaluated each nominee 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: Tufts University The Fletcher School for their many contributions to APSIA’s work with deans/directors, admissions, alumni relations, career services, communications, development, employer outreach, and the public.

Inclusion Award for Community Building celebrates programs/efforts within the last year that bridged different groups and deepened a sense of connection within the community.


More on the Francis & Dionne Najafi 100 Million Learners Global Initiative – The  100 Million Learners Global Initiative initiative aims to offer online, global education from world-class accredited institutions in 40 different languages to learners across the globe, at absolutely no cost to the learner. The Global Initiative will empower and influence global leaders and managers who maximize the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to advance equitable and sustainable prosperity worldwide. Learn more here.

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.


More on the Professional Skills Course program – The Professional Skills Course (PSC) program offers a comprehensive skills curriculum that helps graduate students succeed in their careers in both short and long term. By bridging the gap between the academic world and practitioners, this program addresses practical issues across disciplines, guiding students both through their studies at SAIS and in their future careers. Learn more here.


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.


More on the Global Affairs SImulations & Role Plays – The Global Affairs SImulations & Role Plays allow students to engage in experiential learning by conducting research, participating in fieldwork, or working on real-world projects. The simulations aim to address current international affairs, while highlighting the work of non-profit organizations and government agencies working in this field. By bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise, simulations help address complex challenges and create a more connected and engaged society.

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