Foreign Affairs LIVE: Graduate School Fair 2017

New York


5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | Registration and Welcome Reception

5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Foreign Affairs LIVE Panel Discussion

Moderator: Justin Vogt, Deputy Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Panelists: Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Stewart Patrick, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | APSIA Graduate School Fair

Participating Schools

American University School of International Service

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs

Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government

IE University School of International Relations

Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Pennsylvania State University School of International Affairs

Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs

Stockholm School of Economics       

Syracuse University The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service

Tufts University The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy

University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Maryland School of Public Policy

University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Southern California Master of Public Diplomacy

University of St. Gallen Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance

University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs


Elliott Abrams is senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House. After serving on the staffs of Senators Henry M. Jackson and Daniel P. Moynihan, he was an assistant secretary of state in the Ronald Reagan administration and received the secretary of state's Distinguished Service Award from Secretary George P. Shultz.


Stewart Patrick is the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and the director of the program on international institutions and global governance at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His areas of expertise include multilateral cooperation, international institutions, and the challenges posed by fragile, failing, and post-conflict states. From September 2002 to January 2005, Dr. Patrick served on the secretary of state’s policy planning staff, with lead staff responsibility for U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and a range of transnational issues. Following government service, he was Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development.  


Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.  She is the editor, with Jim Mattis, of the book Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military.  She teaches Thinking About War at Stanford, is a contributing editor at the Atlantic, and also writes for War on the Rocks and Foreign Policy.  Her history of the Anglo-American hegemonic transition is forthcoming (2017) from Harvard University Press. She has served in various policy roles including at the White House for the National Security Council; at the Department of Defense for the Office of the Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff and the State Department for the Policy Planning Staff.  During the 2008 presidential election, she was Senior Policy Advisor on the McCain-Palin campaign.


Justin Vogt the Deputy Managing Editor at Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 2011, Justin Vogt was the managing editor of World Policy Journal. Earlier, he was a research editor at The New Yorker and an associate producer on documentary films for Frontline. His writing has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, and other outlets. He holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Brown University. 



Event Partner

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) brings together the leading graduate schools around the world, which specialize in international affairs. They connect prospective students and employers to our member schools, so that students can capitalize on the skills an APSIA education provides. APSIA collaborates with other higher education institutions and the professional international affairs community in order to address common problems.

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On September 12th, experience the Foreign Affairs annual Graduate School Fair, produced in partnership with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. We will convene undergraduate students and mid-career professionals for a panel discussion that will assess U.S. foreign policy under Donald J. Trump’s administration and its effect on the international order and the U.S. alliance system.

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