NYU-SCPS Center for Global Affairs Named Top Ten School by Foreign Policy Association

NEW YORK, November 23, 2010 - The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu) announced that its Center for Global Affairs was recently selected by the Foreign Policy Association as one of the top ten international relations and public policy graduate programs in the United States.

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“We are delighted to be recognized for our success in preparing students to affect change in the foreign policy sphere,” said Vera Jelinek, divisional dean of the Center for Global Affairs.  “This honor is a credit to our dedicated, globally-active faculty and the excellent students that go on to fulfilling positions in the foreign policy world.”

The Center for Global Affairs (www.scps.nyu.edu/cga) educates and inspires students to become global citizens capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. Its faculty comprises both scholars and practitioners in the field, including senior staff members of non-government organizations (NGOs), international lawyers, journalists specializing in global affairs, private sector professionals, and others whose substantive experience ensures that students receive an education that is both intellectually rigorous and grounded in a practical, real-world context.

The Center for Global Affairs offers a Master of Science in Global Affairs, Professional Certificates in Global Affairs and Global Philanthropy, continuing education courses, and study abroad programs in Geneva and Buenos Aires as well as graduate field intensives in China, Ghana, and South Africa, among others.

About the Center for Global Affairs and NYU-SCPS
The Center for Global Affairs, one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), offers graduate and continuing education programs in global affairs and hosts a series of vibrant public events on related topics. Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS (www.scps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education programs in fields such as Real Estate and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Graphic Communications Media, Publishing, and Digital Arts; Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Public Relations; with complementary strengths in the Liberal and Allied Arts, Translation and Interpreting, Management and Information Technology, and Finance and Taxation. More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that attract some 4,200 degree-seeking students from every corner of the region and the world.  In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by 55,000 annual enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and public events.