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Global Security & Development Program


FALL 2021: Monday, August 30 - Thursday, December 16

The Global Security & Development Program (GSDP) seeks to enhance participants' understanding of the issues, institutions and procedures involved in security & development, and to build professional skills needed for career opportunities. In a period of rapid global change, national/international security and emerging markets/developing nations are central economic and political concerns. The GSDP will deal with the conceptual, policy and practical dimensions through a combination of courses and supervised internships.  GSDP school logo 1

The program will help participants to: 

(1) analyze the several broad elements of globalization that will affect security, emerging markets and developing countries;
(2) gain knowledge of rules, procedures, policies, institutional approaches through contacts with officials and experts in national/international security, trade/investment, and economic development and/or officials and experts in conflict resolution, transitional justice and support for democratization;
(3) build professional skills through supervised internships, and
(4) network for career opportunities through coursework, internships, and related meetings organized for the class as well as personal contacts facilitated by the program.

Each fall semester, Maxwell-in-Washington's Global Security & Development Program welcomes students from Syracuse as well as from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Interested students should seek more information from the contacts below:

For Maxwell students:

  • Samantha Clemence (, Assistant Director, Maxwell-in-Washington, (202) 888-6363
  • Isaac Olson (, Global Programs Coordinator, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA), (315)-443-5453
  • Jacqueline Rivera (, Program Coordinator, Maxwell-in-Washington, (202) 888-6365

For GSPIA students:

  • Alastair Hamilton (, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Career Services, GSPIA (202) 386-7988 ext. 205

For Korbel students:

  • Kevin Archer (, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Korbel, (303) 871-2559
  • Mira Morton (, Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Korbel, (303) 871-2252

For Fletcher students:

Use our website to learn more about the Global Security & Development Program's courses, internships, admissions, and costs.