Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs

Welcome to the SGPIA resource page. Below you will find links to information to help you navigate the SGPIA program and utilize the benefits the program offers. 

Visit the SGPIA page on The New School’s official site to learn about degree requirements, application information, program faculty, practice and thesis options, and program concentrations.

For general program and New School resource information for incoming students, you can view PowerPoint slides here.

Forms and Handbook:

Advising Notes

Resources for Practice, Thesis and Research Portfolio Options

To enroll in Thesis Supervision, you must:

  1.  Complete the Thesis Registration Form 

  2.  Once your thesis advisor has signed your thesis registration form bring it to Phil Akre, or to the GPIA Front Desk at 72 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor.

  3.  Upon submitting the thesis registration form you will receive the CRN for your Thesis Supervisor’s section, and be given permission in the system to register for that CRN (you cannot register until this permission has been granted).

Become familiar with the Thesis Guidelines and throughout the thesis process use the Thesis Checklist to ensure you are completing all requirements.

To graduate in May 2017 you are expected to

  1.  Have taken Thesis Supervision by Spring 2017.

  2.  Deposit your thesis by the May 1, 2017 deadline.

  3.  Submit the Thesis Checklist (above).

If you have any questions, please email intaffairs@newschool.edu!

Program Archives:

Recent International Affairs Posts

Roxy Paine’s Dinner of the Dictators exhibited in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center in Manhattan

Dinner of the Dictators: SGPIA-inspired Audio accompanies Roxy Paine’s Installation in New Parsons/Lang Exhibition

by Kaitlyn Lynes Parsons School of Design and the Food Studies program at Eugene Lang College are currently running a joint exhibition in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries through early January 2017. As a response to Roxy Paine’s Dinner of the Dictators, an art piece centered around the meals of twelve infamous dictators, the organizers of the event asked Milano School Associate Dean and SGPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva to imagine the conversation that might happen around the table. SGPIA students Eirik Jørgensen, Kaitlyn Lynes, and Aly Mady, enrolled in Professor Khrushcheva’s “Media and Politics of Propaganda” course, worked with ...
SGPIA alum Jerry Rengel, recently named among Huffington Post's 40 under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

“Dare Mighty Things” – A Conversation with Alum Jerry Rengel

Jerry Rengel is a first generation Ecuadorian American who was recently named among Huffington Post’s “40 under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy”. He graduated in 2014 from the SGPIA at The New School, and now works as a media relations specialist for NASA. Jerry agreed to an interview detailing his unconventional career path and success, conducted by email over a few weeks. This interview has been edited for clarity. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and why you joined The New School? I'm a first-generation Ecuadorian American born in Manhattan, New York. My parents are from ...
Professor L.H.M. Ling

Professor L.H.M. Ling is “re-thinking borders” in her new book.

For the majority of the world, international politics is seen through a Western/ Westphalian framework. Most would not be able to explain what that means, but have an intrinsic understanding of the world using the “West” as a reference point and countries – or nation-states – as the primary way to identify themselves and relate to others. Not everyone believes this is the only way to see the world. “Worldism” is a new way of thinking about International Relations (IR). It represents a new intellectual infrastructure in which global politics consists of a “world of multiple worlds” and their historical ...
SGPIA student Melissa De La Cruz in Quito, Ecuador for the Habitat III Conference in October 206

A Student Perspective of the Habitat III Conference

Melissa De La Cruz is in her final year of the SGPIA program, concentrating in cities and urban justice. She was one of the 15 students from 12 different countries included in the delegation representing The New School (TNS) at Habitat III – the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. She has recently returned from the conference, which was held in Quito, Ecuador. She shared her experiences in an interview, detailed below: This interview has been edited for clarity & brevity. Can you share some of your background? Back home in the Philippines, I spent most of my ...