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.

Program Archives:

Forms and Handbook:

Advising Notes

Resources for Practice, Thesis and Research Portfolio Options

  • Research Portfolio: 

    Review about the Research Portfolio option to gain a better understanding of the practice option.

  • Thesis: 

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 2016 you are expected to

  1.  Have taken Thesis Supervision by Spring 2016.

  2.  Deposit your thesis by the May 2, 2016 deadline.

  3.  Submit the Thesis Checklist (above).

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


Recent International Affairs Posts

From Left to Right: Elyse Greenblatt, Katarzyna Wróbel & Monica Llaguno - Three of four students whose final SGPIA research project (PIA) contributed to the unanimous passage of a new law to increase access to feminine hygiene products to prison inmates, high school girls and homeless women across New York City. The law was signed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on July 13, 2016.

SGPIA Students Contribute to Passage of Historic NYC Law

On July 13 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill increasing access to menstrual hygiene products (MHP) for women and girls in schools, homeless shelters and prisons. Amongst those celebrating the passage of the law were Dafne Regenhardt, Elyse Greenblatt, Katarzyna (Kat) Wróbel and Monica Llaguno, a group of newly graduated SGPIA students whose final Practicum in Action (PIA) research project had contributed to the passage of the groundbreaking law. During the Fall 2015 semester, while taking the PIA I course, the group of women decided their initial research project was not working. Elyse ...
Beatrice Mauger is the Associate Director of Equity for Children and a graduate of the Julien Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School.

SGPIA Alum Beatrice Mauger Discusses Equity for Children’s Recent Publications

Equity for Children (EFC), an advocacy and social change initiative of SGPIA that focuses on the rights and wellbeing of children, recently had two research papers published in internationally recognized journals. The Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy published "Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the standpoint of equity for children", a paper co-authored by SGPIA Professor Alberto Minujin and SGPIA alum Mildred Ferrer. "Climate Change, Children and Poverty: Engaging Children and Youth in Policy Debate and Action", co-authored by Professor Alberto Minujin, SGPIA alum Beatrice Mauger, and Milano PhD candidate Samantha Cocco-Klein, was published by the Comparative Research Programme ...
The Argentina IFP team at the ACIJ office prior to a  mapping event. Students helped residents map out the neighborhood with GPS coordinates, in order to facilitate GIS programming prior to presentation to Google Maps. Photo Credit: Natalia Gutierrez

International Field Program 2016: Updates from Argentina and Ethiopia

Read Part 1 of the IFP 2016 updates: "2016 International Field Program: Updates from South Africa and Cuba". The 2016 International Field Program (IFP) offers students an opportunity to engage with local organizations and communities in six countries around the world: South Africa, Cuba, Colombia, the Balkans, Argentina and Ethiopia. In Argentina and Ethiopia, students are currently conducting a wide range of projects, including work on the growing concern of urban pollution in Buenos Aires, and microfinance in rural Ethiopia. Argentina Students in the Argentina IFP are working in Buenos Aires, along the Matanza-Riachuelo River, a tributary of the Rio ...

2016 International Field Program: Updates from South Africa and Cuba

Launched in 2002, the International Field Program (IFP) is an important and popular program for students, merging practical field experience with theories studied in the classroom. This year, IFP students are stationed at six sites around the world, including Havana, Cuba and Cape Town, South Africa and are working with local organizations on a wide range of projects, addressing pressing issues in their communities. SOUTH AFRICA Students have traveled to South Africa to participate in the IFP since 2007. This year, students are working with Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) on various urban development ...