Arantza de Areilza, Dean of the IE School of Arts and Humanities, attends APSIA’s 2011 Deans Meeting in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea– Arantza de Areilza, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at IE, attended the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) 2011 Annual Deans Meeting, held January 13-14 and hosted by the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Yonsei University. Yonsei University’s GSIS is Korea’s leading professional graduate school of international studies and a full member of APSIA, thus recognized as one of the top schools of international affairs around the world. The Annual Meeting serves as a forum for international affairs school leaders to discuss major issues facing international affairs professional education, curricular innovation, and best practices being used in graduate programs worldwide.

Meeting roundtables focused on issues related to political economy, international trade, foreign policy, national security, as well as to future relations between North and South Korea and the role of China as a rising global power. The Meeting also featured a Korean traditional cultural event and dinner, as well as an APSIA Alumni Reception in honor of Dr. Louis W. Goodman, Dean of the School of International Service at American University. Other presenters and panel members included Dr. Hong Gyu-duk; Deputy Minister of Defense; Dr. Hyun In-Taek, Minister of Unification; Dr. Jung Ku-Hyun, Senior Advisor at the Samsung Economic Research Institute; and Dr. Kim Tae Hyo, Principal Secretary to the President for National Security Strategy.

Participants to the APSIA 2011 Annual Deans Meeting included representatives from such leading international studies schools as: the School of International Service at American University, the School of International and Public affairs at Columbia University, the Paris School of International Affairs at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California (San Diego), the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and the Vienna School of International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, among other highly-regarded institutions.

APSIA comprises 34 member schools and 25 affiliated programs in North America, Asia, and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security. The Masters in International Relations of the IE School of Arts & Humanities was admitted as an Affiliate Member in September 2010.  For further information, please visit http://www.apsia.org .


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