Study International Relations and Diplomacy with expert scholars and diplomats in the heart of Paris

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The current shifts in the balance of powers, the stakes of denuclearization, the Middle East conflicts, the humanitarian and political implications of the migration crisis, the current threats on democracy and human rights across the world: these, and more, are contemporary issues that can all be understood in depth through the graduate study of international relations and diplomacy.

And what better place to study international relations than Paris? Home to hundreds of diplomatic missions, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs, Paris offers a wealth of opportunities for research and connections.

The Master’s, Ph.D., and certificate programs in International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) provide privileged access to these resources. AGS draws its faculty from the international and diplomatic community in Paris, and enriches its curricula with expert guest talks, site visits, and internship opportunities.

AGS has specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy since it was founded, in 1994. It is characterized by a combination of the highest academic standards with an intimate learning environment devoting individual attention to each student.

Another unique feature of AGS is the extreme diversity of both the faculty and the student body, bringing together people from all continents with a common desire to make a difference in the world. This diversity makes for rich, sometimes heated, yet always useful and horizon-broadening discussions in the classroom.

One of this year’s graduates, Chloe Bingham, summed up her AGS experience in her graduation speech, which she delivered at the school’s commencement that took place on June 1 in the French Senate.

The other day I was emailing a potential AGS student for the coming year. She wanted to know my candid opinion. I told her: ‘Listen, like most schools and most opportunities in life, AGS is what you make of it. If you are looking for a rubber stamp on a diploma from a big name school with instant recognition, maybe look somewhere else. But if you are willing to put in work, to listen, to think, to learn, to take opportunities, to talk to the professors, you will be very welcome here. We are just a couple of offices on a floor in someone else’s building, but here, we get to not only hear, but converse with ambassadors, practitioners, journalists, lawyers, academics, economists, and more I’m sure. We get to meet people’.”

Applications for this coming Fall are still open until July 15, and applications for Spring 2019 are already open.

More information on the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy

More information on the Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy


Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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