Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2019

Senate Motion #2020-07

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee

Date of First Reading: September 9, 2019

Date of Second Reading: October 7, 2019

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – School of Politics and Global Studies – for the establishment of a graduate degree - MA in International Affairs and Leadership

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.

Rationale: The MA in International Affairs and Leadership offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the McCain Institute in Washington D.C. prepares students for international leadership roles in a dynamic active learning environment led by senior international affairs professionals from the public and private sectors. Drawing on the McCain Institute’s access and connectivity in Washington D.C.'s international community, and ASU’s extensive academic capacity, students will acquire a distinctive edge to succeed in the full spectrum of international affairs professions.

The program offers a unique blend of leadership capacity development, both theory and practice, U.S. foreign policy decision-making, regional international affairs knowledge, and key global issues substantive training.



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