The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) comprises 60+ schools in the Americas, Asia, and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security.

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.

APSIA.org serves as a clearinghouse of information for prospective students and employers.

Executive Office


APSIA’s Executive Office is housed at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. 



Executive Director

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera







Program Associate

 Margaret B. Brown




Executive Committee


James Goldgeier
Dean, School of International Service
American University

Vice President

Resat Kasaba
Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington


Vanessa Scherrer
Vice Dean, Paris School of International Affairs
Sciences Po



Dirk Lehmkuhl
Director, International Affairs and Governance Program
University of St.Gallen

Keiji Nakatsuji
Dean, Graduate School of International Relations
Ritsumeikan University

Eric Schwartz
Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota



Gerard Sheehan
Executive Associate Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University