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American University Hosts Region's Largest International Affairs Graduate School Fair

WHAT:  The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Graduate School Fair

WHO:  Representatives from more than 20 APSIA member schools

WHEN:  4–7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14

WHERE: Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

MEDIA:  Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5935 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American University’s School of International Service will host the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) graduate admissions fair for prospective students from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Katzen Arts Center.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet admissions officers from more than 20 of APSIA’s member schools, including AU’s School of International Service.  Admissions officers will be available to answer questions about admissions requirements, common curricula, financial aid packages, joint degree programs, and career opportunities.

APSIA member school graduates work in the United States and across the world for governments and not-for-profit organizations, and in public service and private enterprise in executive and managerial positions in public policy, global communications, international finance, advocacy, project management, and many other fields.

Participating APSIA member schools include American University, Yale, Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Georgetown, Tufts, George Washington, Columbia, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, the universities of  Pittsburgh, Denver, Michigan, Maryland, California – San Diego, Southern California, Minnesota, Texas – Austin , Washington, and the Institute of International and Development Studies.

APSIA member schools are among the most competitive and well-established graduate programs offering degrees in international affairs in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  APSIA students receive substantive research and policy-oriented training and education at the master’s and doctoral levels in comparative and regional studies; human rights; peace and conflict resolution; public diplomacy; U.S. and comparative foreign policy; and international communication, development, environmental policy, health policy, law and organizations, political economy, trade, finance and security.

AU’s School of International Service was founded as a result of Dwight Eisenhower’s observation in 1956 that the United States needed to increase its capacity to train young men and women to “wage peace” around the world.  Since its founding in 1957, SIS has offered a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes the operative word in the school’s name—service . This overriding belief fuels the school’s goal to educate individuals whose personal and societal principles offer the promise of success in an increasingly interconnected and complex world.  Today, SIS serves more than 2,500 students from every state and more than 100 countries.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.