Public Diplomacy

  • Michael Lewan

    '12 Public Diplomacy


    Lewan is director of government relations for the Recording Academy, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Academy (which, among other endeavors, presents the annual Grammy awards), Lewan served the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

For careers in public advocacy for government and large international organizations 

Syracuse University's program in Public Diplomacy coordinates two degrees — an MA in international relations, earned at the Maxwell School, and an MS in public relations from the esteemed Newhouse School of Public Communications — which together prepare students for communications and advocacy work in an international setting.

The program requires only two years to complete. All students enter the program in July and spend their first full year on campus. Public Diplomacy students are able to go abroad over the summer semester after this initial year.  We have an extensive array of Global Program options.  Additionally, the final spring term is spent at our Maxwell-in-Washington program. This semester includes internships and policy-oriented seminars specific to the Public Diplomacy program.

For more information on Public Diplomacy at SU, visit the Newhouse website.

More detail about this program is available on the Public Diplomacy Overview page.  Also see Time to Complete. Have more questions about Public Diplomacy? Watch our video.