in a typical year, our students intern at 150 D.C.-based agencies and institutions
build professional and personal relationships that last a career or a lifetime
our fall cohort is a dynamic mix of early- and mid-career professionals from four different institutions
I am Maxwell.
Maxwell gave me a push—especially through the internship at the World Bank—to explore ICT for development. I took classes in international programs and foreign affairs, all in the evening, while earning credit for the World Bank internship during the day.”
Roza Vasileva ’13 (M.P.A./M.A. in international relations)
ICT and open data consultant, The World Bank
Sample Course Offerings (Fall 2021)
Students typically enroll in two evening seminars and complete a full-time internship during the day. Although more challenging to handle with a full-time internship, some students may decide to enroll in three evening seminars. Please note that these schedules are tentative and subject to change. Syllabi are posted to the D.C. Program Blackboard as soon as they are available.
The Frontier of Finance: Digital Currencies, Security, and Development
Global Sustainability & Development: Policy Impact at the National Level
China's Rise and Challenges to the Global Order
From Fragility to Resilience: New Approaches to Global Development
Strategic Foresight for International Relations
Issues in Public Diplomacy
African Conflicts: Causes and Consequences
For Maxwell Students
U.S. Intelligence Community: Governance and Practice
To Syracuse, DC, Hong Kong and back
Distinguished alumna Kristen (Kris) Patel is the Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in D.C. and Syracuse. With more than 25 years of experience leading intelligence and analytics programs in the public and private sectors, Patel returns to Maxwell directly from HSBC’s Compliance Office in Asia-Pacific, where she built and managed regional financial crime intelligence capability for one of the world’s largest banks.
Kristen Patel ’90 Econ/PST
Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs