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SIS Dean James Goldgeier Elected President of APSIA

Dean Goldgeier is standing outside of SIS with arms crossed.

James Goldgeier, dean of American University's School of International Service, is the newly elected president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Goldgeier’s tenure will run from June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2017.

APSIA includes more than 60 member schools in the Americas, Asia, and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs. APSIA members work to promote excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other higher education institutions, the international affairs community, and the general public.

By combining multidisciplinary and policy-oriented studies with career development, APSIA member schools prepare students for the global workplace of the twenty-first century and are the primary sources of education for international affairs professionals in their respective countries. APSIA’s website also serves as valuable a clearinghouse of information for prospective students and employers.

APSIA executive director Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, SIS/BA '00, SIS/MA '01, said, “We are excited to welcome Jim Goldgeier as the new president of APSIA! His leadership has advanced the work of the School of International Service in many ways. We know he will similarly help the Association better live its mission to support the top international affairs graduate schools around the world and promote the field of international affairs education broadly.”

“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with the Executive Committee and leadership of APSIA and its member schools of international affairs to advance our common agenda,” said Dean Goldgeier. “Schools of international affairs have an increasingly important role to prepare students for global careers and to serve our local, national and international communities. The great challenges of our time demand a global perspective, and the APSIA member schools are uniquely positioned to provide it.”

AU’s School of International Service was founded in 1957 through a call by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to train future students of international affairs to “wage peace.” Nearly six decades later, the top-ranked school continues to emphasize scholarly distinction and service to the global community.

Learn more about APSIA: http://www.apsia.org/

Learn more about SIS: http://www.american.edu/sis/