APSIA Members collaborate for GLOBEseminar on Leadership in Humanitarian Crisis

leigh   October 8, 2015   News


For the ninth year, the Master of International Affairs and Governance (MIA) at St. Gallen and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University joined forces for a GLOBEseminar on “Leadership in Humanitarian Crisis.” This program brings together Fletcher and MIA students with students from the Chinese European International Business School,  practitioners from agencies, international organizations, the corporate world and nongovernmental organizations from Kashmir, Nigeria, Iraq and the Palestine Territories.

The altruistic business of responding to humanitarian crises is set in a much more informed, public, and complex environment than in the past. Humanitarian operations have to compete for space, resources, profile, and independence with strategic foreign policy objectives, national political objectives, and local commercial and corporate objectives. Those running humanitarian operations and organizations today need extraordinarily skilled leaders. The GLOBEseminar not only educates students on the history and structure of humanitarian aid, but gives them the opportunity to build leadership skills and learn problem solving approaches under the guidance of practitioners.

This year’s seminar on “Leadership in Humanitarian Crisis” started off with presentations on Leadership at the University of St. Gallen before taking participants to lectures on International Humanitarian Law at the ICRC in Geneva. From there, the participants moved to Tuft’s European Center in Talloires to work on group projects.

With input from faculty lecturers, representatives of international organizations and international NGOs, the participants explored challenges of leadership using the case study of the Nepal earthquake. Based on these discussions, participants developed a “Code of Leadership” as a guiding tool for the staff to react to and handle in a best possible way the challenges of an emergency situation. 

Learn more about the GLOBEseminar program here.

APSIA welcomes newest member Munk School of Global Affairs

leigh   August 25, 2015   News

On August 25, APSIA was pleased to welcome its newest member: the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

Launched in 2010, the Munk School offers undergraduate degrees and five graduate-level programs:

  • Master of Global Affairs;
  • Master of Arts in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies;
  • Collaborative Master’s in Asia-Pacific Studies;
  • Collaborative Master’s and Doctorate in South Asian Studies; and
  • Collaborative Graduate Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies.

The School serves as a hub for scholars and practitioners at the forefront of research, debate, and action in global affairs. Home to more than 200 affiliated faculty and 25 Senior Fellows, the Munk School hosts hundreds of public events annually and welcomes hundreds of quality students from Canada and across the world each year.

“The Munk School of Global Affairs unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world,” says Director Stephen Toope. “Our central mission is to educate students as leaders in the global economy, global institutions and global civil society, as well as to enable them to acquire the cultural literacy to navigate across the porous boundaries of all sectors of global society.”

APSIA Executive Director Carmen Iezzi Mezzera noted “I am delighted to welcome the Munk School to the APSIA membership. Against the backdrop of one of the world’s most diverse cities, the School seeks to curate a dialogue about the challenges, organizations, and ideas that are reshaping the international landscape.” Business, communication, politics, and almost all aspects of everyday life are globalized now, she said, so such a cross-section of ideas is critical to shaping the future.

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