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No Better Time Than Now For An International Relations Education

Craig Zelizer

October 8, 2018

This is a sponsored post on PCDN.

Andrea Bartoli, Dean of the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations, recently spoke about the School’s approach to international affairs education during a time of transition in the world.

We live in a world where multiple actors are increasingly playing on both local and international levels – the debates between them intensify every day. Recent activity with China, in Iran, or North Korea are examples of this volatility.

The School of Diplomacy says: “Whatever you want to do in this world-- whether you aspire to be the next U.S. president, work on Wall Street or at a local NGO -- you must understand our international system as a whole, and your place in it. You need to appreciate the consequences of your actions, identify opportunities and build relationships.”

As a school, we are looking at how what we do impacts others. We are a founding member of an international movement that encourages states to have national processes to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. We have challenged students to put forward ideas for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Why do we have this proactive and collective orientation? It’s because the ethos of our School is that by coming together and recognizing the contributions of many, across all levels, we can make the world a better place for everyone. Diplomacy is no longer just something that is done by state representatives, in conference rooms, behind closed doors. Our School helps students develop their voice and leadership potential so that they can confidently join the most important conversations of our time, now.

Quite simply, the need for a good professional school of diplomacy and international relations is greater than ever.

About Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Founded in 1997 in alliance with the United Nations Association of the USA, Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. With class offerings just 14 miles from New York City, at the UN, in the heart of Washington, D.C., online and around the globe, our School brings together an international community of students with a faculty of award-winning scholars and veteran field professionals. Through one-on-one advisement across 11 customizable graduate programs, hands on application at over 600 internship partners, and dialogue with nearly 40 international leaders and policy makers each year, we are preparing talented, diplomatic professionals to advance global goals across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.




Dean Andrea Bartoli speaking with Ambassador Susan Rice, one of the many thought leaders and influential policy makers who have visited the School of Diplomacy.


Today, more than ever, the world needs innovative leaders to address global challenges.  Join our  dynamic, collaborative community. Become an agent of change by pursuing one of our graduate programs:

Menu of Graduate Programs:

 • Executive M.S. (Online and on campus)
An accelerated 10 course sequence for advanced professionals who wish to take their career to the next level.

• M.A. with 13 specializations
A thorough foundation in international affairs paired with the opportunity to develop expertise in critical global issues and regions of the world.

• Dual-Degrees
The most efficient path for those interested in combining two professional passions, pairing our M.A. with one of Seton Hall’s outstanding graduate programs in the following areas.

  • Law
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Communication
  • Asian Studies

15-credit programs for those who want to explore a new career or develop additional skills without committing to a full master’s degree program.

  • Global Health Management
  • Post-Conflict State Reconstruction (Online)
  • UN Studies
  • Global Studies

• UN Summer Study Program



Scholarship Opportunities
Seton Hall University and the School of Diplomacy offer domestic and international graduate students a variety of assistantship, scholarship and fellowship opportunities. The School also serves as a host institution for prestigious external scholarships, including the Fulbright Scholarship, Pickering Fellowship and more. Visit our website for details.

Alumni Making a Difference
Graduates of Seton Hall University join a worldwide network that is over 100,000 members strong. Diplomacy alumni serve as diplomats and international civil servants; handle issues of commerce, security and intelligence; navigate the pharmaceutical, finance and communication industries; and respond when disaster strikes through global humanitarian organizations. True loyalists, our alumni make an ongoing contribution to the School, returning to campus to advise and mentor current students by participating in workshops and panels, and providing timely insights into the world of diplomacy and international affairs.


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