Fostering Diverse Talent in International Relations
APSIA Diversity Forum
In 2018 RFG supported the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Diversity Initiative. APSIA launched its Diversity Forum series in 2017 to inspire students and young professionals -- and those who counsel them -- to pursue careers in international affairs. The series particularly focuses on students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and many other executive branch agencies, as well as Congress and the judicial branch, have identified the need for greater diversity as critical to a strong federal workforce.
In September 2018 Foreign Affairs’ fifth annual Graduate School Fair was produced in partnership with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) and sponsored by RFG. The panel discussion was based on the lead package from the magazine’s July/August 2018 issue entitled “Which World Are We Living In?” The panelists presented their theories of the world (Realist, Liberal, Tribal, Marxist, Tech, or Warming), and asked the audience to pick their sides. The discussion was followed by the Graduate School Admission Fair featuring over two dozen of the most prestigious universities in international affairs and public policy.