FPA U Seminar: Getting Into the Best International Affairs Graduate Program

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Monday, October 17, 2011
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
The Carnegie Endowment Conference Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Event Description

Additional Dates/Locations:

October 11, 2011 - New York, NY

October 24, 2011 - Boston, MA


An international degree can open up a world of global career options – find out the best program and field of study for you.

In this seminar you will learn:

• About the wide field of international affairs: What are the different studies & degrees? How do professional programs differ from academic programs?

• How to choose the best program for you: What are the top ranked programs in the U.S. & abroad? What other important criteria should I consider?

• How to prepare your application: Learn what current admissions officers are looking for & receive insight on how much each component is weighted

• Options to finance your degree: fellowships, scholarships, grants, etc.

• Your career options once you've received your degree: What are the different sectors? Where are the jobs?


All attendees receive:

• The FPA U International Affairs Graduate Program Tool Book on USB

• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts

• Free one-year digital subscription to Foreign Affairs magazine

• Light food and drink during networking/Q&A session

Who should attend this seminar?

• Undergraduate Students considering an International Affairs graduate degree

• Graduate Students interested in changing studies & pursuing an International Affairs graduate degree

• Professionals interested in transitioning fields & pursuing an International Affairs graduate degree

Event Speakers

    • Leigh Morris Sloane

      Leigh Morris Sloane serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). In this role, she works closely with admissions officers from APSIA's 60 full and affiliate member schools, and manages programs and services and develops new initiatives for APSIA. From 2006-2008, Ms. Sloane was the Executive Director of the Civic Education Project (CEP), where she worked with the Board of Directors to develop new programs with universities in the Middle East. Previously, Ms. Sloane was the Assistant Director for the Congress and US Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR, she organized roundtable discussions for senior congressional staff with leading foreign policy experts. From 1998-1999, Ms. Sloane worked for Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, initially as a Foreign Policy Analyst for Europe and later as Program Officer to establish the Middle East Initiative. In addition, Ms. Sloane has served as the Assistant Director for West European Studies at The Ohio State University.


      Ms. Sloane began her career with a focus on Eastern Europe. She spent nearly two years living in Hungary in the early 1990s, first as a university student at the Budapest University of Economics and later as an English instructor at Veszprem University. From 1994-1996, she served as Development Assistant for the American University in Bulgaria in its Washington, DC office and at its campus in Blagoevgrad.


      Ms. Sloane earned a Master's degree from the London School of Economics in History and Theory of International Relations and a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Additionally, she is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

    • Leigh Morris Sloane