Maxwell & CSIS

A strategic partnership

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University is the nation’s top-ranked school for public affairs, having earned the #1 spot in the U.S. News ranking in every survey year except one. In addition to highly regarded professional programs in public administration and international affairs, the School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the social sciences, policy studies, and international relations, and is home to ten interdisciplinary research centers focused on topical areas within public affairs.

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.

As one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions, CSIS is focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and trade to global development and economic integration. CSIS is regularly called upon by Congress, the Executive Branch, and the media to explain current events and offer bipartisan recommendations to improve U.S. strategy.

CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the United States and was voted the top defense and national security think tank for 8 consecutive years by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Think Tank Index. CSIS is led by John J. Hamre, who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000. Thomas J. Pritzker serves as Chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees.

The Maxwell School is pleased to offer its Executive Master of International Relations entirely from its Washington, D.C., headquarters at CSIS (EMIR in DC). This effort is part of Maxwell’s larger strategic partnership with CSIS. Courses take place at CSIS, and the curriculum both utilizes and builds on Maxwell’s long-standing international relations programming in D.C.

The EMIR in DC program is the only executive degree program in international affairs to combine the strengths and resources of both a major research university and a global think tank.