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APSIA annual meeting kicks off

APSIA annual meeting kicks off | IE School Global and Public Affairs

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) annual Deans’ meeting kicked off this Wednesday at IE Tower, the new sustainable and technological vertical campus of IE University. IE School of Global and Public Affairs is hosting until Saturday this event, which is taking place for the first time in Spain.

The international educational alliance APSIA brings together the leading graduate schools from all over the world that specialize in international affairs. Currently, 38 schools from 10 different countries are full members of APSIA, as well as an additional 29 affiliated universities. IE School of Global and Public Affairs is one of the few European schools in the alliance and the only Spanish full member.

The first in-person APSIA annual meeting since January 2020 has started with a meeting of its Executive Committee, which discussed the challenges and opportunities for higher education in the field of international relations. The Deans attending will have a comprehensive institutional agenda and different work sessions to gather information and share ideas about the alliance´s future, the state of global affairs, and how recent international trends are affecting higher education, among other subjects.

Manuel Muñiz, Provost of IE University and Dean of the School of Global and Public Affairs explains in this video what will be the key points discussed at the APSIA annual meeting.

The highlight of the first day is a public session under the theme “Brave New World? The Future of International Relations following COVID-19 and the War in Ukraine”, with APSIA President Jim Levinsohn, Director of Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Arancha González Laya, former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and current Dean of Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, and Manuel Muñiz.

The APSIA meeting will continue on Thursday with an audience with His Royal Majesty King Felipe VI and a visit to de City Hall of Madrid, and on Friday and Saturday with working sessions and cultural visits. The 3-day meeting is an opportunity for sharing best practices between the representatives of the most forward-looking academic institutions in the field of global affairs.