As of Fall 2012, the International Politics program was changed the Global Governance, Politics, and Security (GGPS) program to better reflect current curricular offerings and faculty strengths. In re-shaping the GGPS curriculum and requirements, the School of International Service (SIS) faculty felt that the new curriculum better prepares our students, aligns the GGPS program better with the other SIS programs, and puts SIS on the map in defining multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching in global affairs. All information regarding the new Global Governance, Politics and Security Program can be found here.
The GGPS Program at American University’s School of International Service provides students with the professional and specialized training and skills necessary to launch careers in international affairs and public service. GGPS takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding relations among and beyond states and societies on the global stage. The program’s mission is to produce professionals with an understanding of global history, political dynamics, and economic systems, as well as the methodological tools and the practical skills needed to make sense of data and turn rigorous analysis into meaningful policy innovation and practical action in the fields of global governance and security.