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Students at APSIA member schools contribute to global peace, prosperity, and understanding even during the course of their programs.

They believe the world can be a better place – and they are prepared to do the hard work needed to actively bring about that brighter future.

APSIA students are ready to solve the world’s problems. They are flexible enough to navigate the world as it is now and in the future.

Learn about some of our students and their work to transform the world:

Leonardo Balieiro (MA 2019)

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Leonardo Balieiro
MA ’19
Strategic Studies

Rochana Cooray (MA 2018)

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Rochana Cooray
MA ’18
International Development

Krishnan Raghavan (MA 2017)

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Krishnan Raghavan
MA ’17
International Development

Yi Xu (MA 2017)

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Yi Xu
MA ’17
Energy, Resources, and Environment

Angelina Magal (MAGR 2017)

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Angelina Magal
MAGR ’17

Darnell Shaffer (MA 2017)

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Darnell Shaffer
MA ’17
Energy, Resources, and Environment

Sarah Abdella-El Kallassy (MA 2018)

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Sarah Abdella-El Kallassy
MA ’18
Middle East Studies

Samuel Irwin (MA 2017)

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Samuel Irwin
MA ’17
Energy, Resources, and Environment

Patricio Violini (MAGP 2017)

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Patricio Violini
MAGP ’17

Anshu Singh (MA 2018)

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Anshu Singh
MA ’18
International Development

Marco Kim (MIEF 2017)

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Marco Kim
MIEF’ 17

Students at Humphrey School Collaborate with Human Rights Watch to Research Human Rights in America

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Now in its fourth year, the University of Minnesota’s unique partnership with Human Rights Watch gives students ‘incredible opportunities.’

Researching Educational Outcomes in India

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Over winter break, Jackson MA and SOM joint-degree student Beth Goldberg was part of a team of students that traveled to India to conduct research with an Indian education nonprofit.

Student Changemakers Fight Human Trafficking

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Students at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy to be featured on CNN for work combating modern slavery

Nicholas Baulch (MIEF)

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Nicholas Baulch (MIEF)

Liz Skokan (MA 2019)

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Liz Skokan (MA 2019)

Cecilia Panella (MA 2019)

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Cecilia Panella (MA 2019)

Megan Seiboldt (MA 2019)

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Megan Seiboldt (MA 2019)

Nathaniel Kado (MA ’19)

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Nathaniel Kado (MA ’19)

Carlos Ruiz Hernandez (MIPP ’17)

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Carlos Ruiz Hernandez (MIPP ’17)

Gabriel Gordon-Harper (MA 2018)

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Gabriel Gordon-Harper (MA 2018)

Quinn Campbell (MA 2019)

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Quinn Campbell (MA 2019)

Dominique Samantha Dulay (MA 2019)

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Dominique Samantha Dulay (MA 2019)

Palak Sharma (MA 2019)

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Palak Sharma (MA 2019)

Investigating Environmental Protection in Patagonia

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Jackson MA students partnered with Futaleufu Riverkeeper, a Chilean NGO, to propose specific tools for increasing international protections for fragile ecosystems in Patagonia.

A day in the life of a MCEPA student

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In a Q&A complementing our Flickr tour of a day in the life of Charlie Vest, the 2019 MCEPA candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like today

MGA STUDENT HELPS SUPPORT INNOVATION IN MOROCCO

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MGA Student Ashley Harrison talks about her internship at the American Chamber of Commerce in Casablanca, Morocco.

Scholar-at-Risk: U of T’s Noura Al-Jizawi, a key player in the Syrian uprising, became an opposition leader

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Al-Jizawi, who came to U of T through a Scholars-at-Risk scholarship, was one of the young leaders who kickstarted the movement, which has gone from being a peaceful revolt to a full-scale civil war w

MUNK SCHOOL GRAD FIGHTS FOR PRESS FREEDOMS

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Master of Global Affairs (MGA) alumna Kerry Paterson (MGA’14) loves her new job, in spite of the horrors. This year, she began working in New York City as the Global Advocacy and Communications Manage

MUNK SCHOOL MEETS: VALENTINA BRICEÑO-STROCCHIA

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Valentina Briceño-Strocchia is a second-year student in the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program. Now doing her exchange in Paris, France at Sciences Po, Briceño-Strocchia spent her summer interning