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US Foreign Policy Association

The US Foreign Policy Association’s goals are to increase dialog on relevant foreign policy issues, build a community and expand the career options of students in the US Foreign Policy Graduate Program, Undergraduates in the US Foreign Policy concentration and all other students interested in foreign policy issues.

In order to achieve these goals the USFPA sponsors and co-sponsors three types of events:

  • Career Events - Talks and panel discussions from professionals who have careers related to foreign policy.

  • Foreign Policy Talks/Panel Discussions - Each semester the USFPA is involved in a variety of events related to a broad range of foreign policy topics.

  • Social Events - Throughout the school year the USFPA offers several events geared towards increasing a sense of community amongst fellow students who are interested in foreign policy. These events have included social hours as well as a student/faculty barbecue.


Contact us at usfpassociation@gmail.com or at the USFPA Facebook page:


Past Association Events

One Hundred Victories: Special Operations Forces and the Future of American Warfare

The USFPA sponsored a talk on November 11th by Linda Robinson, Senior Policy Analyst at RAND. She discussed her new book One Hundred Victories: Special Operations Forces and the Future of American Warfare.


Woodrow Wilson House

Members of the USFPA visited the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2013.

SIS Professors discuss the impact of NAFTA on North America.

NAFTA: Successes, Failures, and Future

USFP Professor Robert Pastor and SIS Professor Manuel Suarez-Mier spoke with students on the landmark NAFTA trade agreement and its impact on the North American continent.

U.S. Foreign Policy students, staff, and faculty enjoyed a casual end of year dinner together.

End of Year Dinner

The U.S. Foreign Policy Association sponsored an end of year dinner for students, faculty, and staff in the SIS Atrium. Students enjoyed the opportunity to relax after Finals and engage in casual conversation with faculty.

Ambassador Anthony Quainton discusses the diplomatic challenges of regime change over coffee.

Coffee Talk on the Diplomatic Challenges of Regime Change with U.S. Foreign Policy Distinguished Diplomat-in-Residence Anthony Quainton

Students gathered in the U.S. Foreign Policy common area on the third floor of the SIS building to hear Ambassador Anthony Quainton discuss the challenges of regime change on diplomatic relations. Ambassador Quainton drew on his long career in the Foreign Service to discuss the recent regime changes around the world and how these changes will impact U.S. relations.

Professor Shadi Mokhtari discusses the U.S. role in Libya.

Coffee Talk on the U.S. Role in Libya with Professor Shadi Mokhtari

Professor Mokhtari discussed U.S. foreign policy in Libya, as well as human rights in the Muslim world.  She also examined how U.S. policies in Libya compared to those in Iraq. 

US Foreign Policy faculty Gordon Adams and Anthony Quainton discuss the recently released QDDR.

The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review vs. Defense Budgeting

USFP Professors Gordon Adams and Anthony Quainton spoke on the newly-released Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review in February.  They drew on their years of experience within the U.S. government to critique the document, and fielded questions from U.S. Foreign Policy students.

Transformation in Egypt

USFP Adjunct Professor Hillary Mann Leverett joined SIS Professors Kristin Diwan and Boaz Atzili to discuss the recent revolution in Egypt and its effects on the broader Middle East.

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