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


The New School Delegation of Students and Faculty Participate in Habitat III Conference

The New School has sent a delegation of students and faculty to participate at Habitat III - the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador from October 17 to 20, 2016. This conference is the 3rd conference organized by the UN on this subject, the last one being in June 1996 at Istanbul. The New School will man a large booth where students and faculty will present more than 20 hours of work over four days, including proposing "A New Urban Agenda requires a New Urban Practice." This new agenda calls for a much more ...

2017 IFP & UNSS Applications Open

https://vimeo.com/68694147 Since its inaugural class in 2002, over 900 students have participated in the signature International Field Program (IFP) of SGPIA. Designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, the IFP gives students first-hand field exposure to a wide range of perspectives and ideas through a combination of field trips, guest speakers, professional internships, faculty-supervised projects and research, and day-to-day interactions with communities and organizations in host countries. The 2017 IFP sites for student projects were recently unveiled - students can apply to programs in Brazil, India, Colombia, South Africa, Cuba or the Balkans. The International Field Program is open to ...
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr displays her APSA Best Book in Human Rights Award

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Awarded Best Book in Human Rights by APSA

SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been working on human rights and development for over thirty years. She was recently awarded the 2016 Best Book in Human Rights by the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her book Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (2015, Oxford University Press, co-authored with Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph). In their award citation, APSA wrote, "Their Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment (SERF) Index measures the attainment of a number of internationally recognized rights -- the rights to education, health, housing, food, and work -- in a manner that takes into account the differences in states’ capabilities ...
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 ...