COLLEGE STATION — The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has been voted into full membership of the Association of Professional Schools on International Affairs (APSIA).
APSIA members work to promote excellence in professional international affairs education by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other institutions of higher education, the international community and the general public. APSIA also serves as a clearinghouse for prospective students and employers.
“Membership in APSIA is yet another important recognition of the Bush School’s academic and research excellence,” said Executive Associate Dean Sam Kirkpatrick.
“It demonstrates how well the international affairs program, directed by Dr. Chuck Hermann, is regarded by peer institutions and the impact our faculty and graduates are having in the policy arena,” he added.
APSIA consists of 34 of the leading graduate programs in North America, Europe and Asia devoted to high quality graduate preparation for careers in international affairs. Graduates of APSIA member schools serve at all levels of government around the world, as well as in major research institutes and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
APSIA members often conduct joint sessions to inform prospective students about the opportunities in their schools and career possibilities. They participate in an active information network alerting students and scholars to special programs, joint study tours and placement opportunities.
The Bush School will join professional schools at Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. International members include schools from Switzerland, Russia, Korea, Japan and France. More information about APSIA can be found at http://apsia.org