A leader in international affairs education
Since our founding in 1964, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies has prepared generations of men and women to be leaders who are able to meet the challenges of our globalizing world.
Top ranked by objective sources
In 2007, a survey conducted by researchers at the College of William and Mary and published by Foreign Policy magazine ranked our signature master's degree programs among the top 10 in the United States, ahead of such schools as Syracuse, University of Chicago, Yale, Stanford, University of California-Berkeley and MIT.
Prepared to make a difference
Our students cultivate a global perspective and are prepared to put scholarship into action. They are trained as managers, administrators, advocates and analysts for work in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in transnational settings. Many speak more than one language and have spent time abroad. They understand the interrelatedness of social, political and economic systems. They are trained to apply interdisciplinary perspectives, cultural knowledge and analytical methods to the problems and issues affecting international society and the global economy. They understand technology and the human consequences of theories and policies.
Graduates of our program go on to shape the world. They guide organizations several dozen countries, holding positions within NATO, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, Lehman Brothers, United Nations Development Programme, U.S. State Department, American Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, the Brookings Institute, among others.
Our alumni include:
- Condoleezza Rice, 66th secretary of state of the United States
- Gen. George Casey, chief of staff of the U.S. Army and former commander of the Multi-national Force-Iraq
- Heraldo Munoz, Chile's ambassador to the U.N.
- Javad Zarif, Iran's former ambassador to the U.N.
- Susan Waltz, Professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
- Charlotte Kea, senior consultant, The Whelan Group
- Jamie Miscik, global head of sovereign risk, Lehman Brothers
- Cindy Courville, U.S. ambassador to the African Union; former special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for African affairs, National Security Council
Ready to lead
Our flexible, interdisciplinary degree programs are values-based, emphasizing the impact of policy on human welfare. Our off-the-Beltway location gives our students an independent perspective on issues of domestic and international consequence.
The Josef Korbel School stands out for our emphasis on theory and practice, with students participating in substantive field-based training and internships. This winning combination shapes our students into creative problem solvers sought by government, business and non-governmental organizations around the world.
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