American Foreign Policy

September 16, 2016
Dr. Charles A. Stevenson
MICHAEL MANDELBAUM APR. 14, 2016
KT MacFarland Interviews Michael Mandelbaum
Reviews
New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist
New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist
Johns Hopkins SAIS scholar of Cuban FP
Piero Gleijeses winner of Friedrich Katz Prize
APSA Congressional Fellowship Program
│Capitol Hill Trek 2016 │ Rayburn HOB B369
HSBC: The World's Local Bank
Wells Fargo Says It Will Grow ‘Quickly’ in China
Greenpeace Beijing
Beijing Journalists Meeting
Wu Qing, Civil Rights Activist
Case Studies in American Foreign Policy
Concentration Profile: American Foreign Policy
The American Interest Aug. 1, 2015
Michael Mandelbaum on Iran and the Euromess

Lecture: Sailors', Soldiers', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club - Professor Emeritus, Michael Mandelbaum - "American Foreign Policy After the Cold War"
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American Foreign Policy After the Cold War

Acting Associate Director, American Foreign Policy

The Peace Process Is an Obstacle to Peace And it always has been, because its premises are false
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The Peace Process Is an Obstacle to Peace...

Fox News contributor on foreign policy and national security issues interviews Michael Mandelbaum on his new book: "Mission Failure: America And The World In The Post Cold War Era"
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KT MacFarland interview

"Mission Failure: America And The World In The Post Cold War Era" by Michael Mandelbaum
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"Impossible Missions" by Thomas L. Friedman

Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman (10/15/2015)

Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman (10/15/2015)

Offers perspective on historic shift in U.S.-Cuba relations
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"Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991"
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The American Foreign Policy Program sponsors 10 APSA Congressional Fellows each year.
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April 8, 2016 │ Students visit the Hill to speak with alumni who work there. This is a yearly event.
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American Foreign Policy/Global Theory and History China Study Trip
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American Foreign Policy/Global Theory and History China Study Trip
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American Foreign Policy/Global Theory and History China Study Trip
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American Foreign Policy/Global Theory and History China Study Trip
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American Foreign Policy/Global Theory and History China Study Trip
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Interim Director, Professor John Harper (Fall 2014)
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In a global environment, what makes American Foreign Policy so important? Professor and Director of the American Foreign Policy concentration explains it.
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"Euromess", The architects of the Eurozone privileged aspirational politics over economic realities. Reality is now playing trump.
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Euromess

Episode 80
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The American Foreign Policy Program prepares students to understand the history (particularly from the Spanish-American War to the present), culture (ideas, premises and perspectives), process and politics of America’s foreign relations and contemporary issues of American foreign policy.

Capitol Hill Trek 2016,Adam Sharon (SAIS 2003, Strategic Studies), Managing Director, Prime Strategies. Premier communicator and media strategist specializing in the intersection of public affairs, foreign policy, U.S. Politics, and Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill Trek 2016, April 8, 2016
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016 Leigh Anne DeWine (SAIS 2006, IDEV), is an attorney and foreign policy professional who has worked for international organizations, NGOs, and the U.S. government. Her work has focused primarily on foreign policy, international law and human rights.
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016. Jason Bruder (SAIS 1997, European Studies) is currently Chief of Staff to David Thorne Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Kerry.
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. Adam Bonine is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), overseeing the Senator’s legislative agenda and managing the legislative policy staff.
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016
Capitol Hill Trek 2016. April 8, 2016
AFP/GTH China Study Trip - 2011
AFP/GTH China Study Trip - 2011
Great Wall of China - 2011
AFP/GTH China Study Trip - 2011
AFP/GTH China Study Trip - 2011
AFP/GTH China Study Trip - 2011
Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman (10/15/2015)
GPP Residency Program 2015
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Faculty

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Program Activities

 

Faculty Book Panel Discussions

The American Foreign Policy Program regularly sponsors discussions of recently published books written by faculty.

 

Research Opportunities

Small stipends are available for AFP-related research, at the director's discretion.

 

Domestic Study Visits

The American Foreign Policy Program sponsors annual visits to the US Congress and the US Department of State.

 

International Study Trips

The American Foreign Policy Program offers its students the opportunity to take part in international study trips, contingent on available funding. In academic years 2010-11, AFP sent students on a study trip to China.

Curriculum

 

American Foreign Policy | MA Requirements

American Foreign Policy Program Learning Goals and Objectives

Entering Class 2016-2017

MA students must take the equivalent of 16 non-language courses (64 credits) in order to graduate. Those students who are approved for dual degree or advanced standing may only need to take 12 courses (48 credits) or 14 courses (56 credits) as approved by Academic Affairs.

 

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

MA students concentrating in American Foreign Policy (AFP) must take at least 5 courses within the field. One of the five can include the core course, SA.100.720 American Foreign Policy Since World War II, if taken for credit. Students may also count the spring 16 or fall 16, two-credit course, SA.200.767 International Crisis Diplomacy, as one of the 5 courses.

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Students must complete 4 courses within this program.
·         Microeconomics
·         Macroeconomics (prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics)
·         International Trade Theory (prerequisite Microeconomics)
·         International Monetary Theory (prerequisite Macroeconomics)
 
Eligible students who pass the waiver exams in these subjects or who pass Micro in Pre-Term must replace those courses with alternate economics courses. Many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization in one of four areas of economics and therefore use electives to meet these requirements. Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets.

Students must receive a 2.67 average in the 4 required economics courses or they must retake a course(s) until a 2.67 average is obtained. If any of the 4 courses are achieved by passing a waiver exam or during Pre-Term, the student must substitute an economics elective course(s) in place of the waived course(s) in order to fulfill the economics requirement above. In this case, SAIS will use the highest economics program elective course grade(s) to compute this average if a student is replacing one or more of the 4 required courses of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade Theory or International Monetary Theory.

 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Students must complete one course from the list below.
·         Statistical Methods for Business & Economics 
·         Econometrics (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
·         Applied Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Macro Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Risk Analysis and Modeling
·         Quantitative Global Economics (prerequisite International Monetary Theory)
 
Students may not double-count a Quantitative Reasoning requirement as one of the four required International Economics courses and vice-versa. Eligible students who pass the statistics waiver exam or pass the statistics course in Pre-Term are still required to take an alternate Quantitative Reasoning course from the list above.

 

CORE COURSES/EXAMS

All students must pass 2 core exams and/or courses. American Foreign Policy concentrators must pass American Foreign Policy Since World War II as one of their core requirements prior to the start of their third semester. If the second core is not completed by the start of the final semester, a student must enroll in second core course.
·         American Foreign Policy Since World War II
·         Comparative Politics (old name Comparative National Systems)
·         Evolution of the International Systems
·         Theories of International Relations

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

MA candidates must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in a second language. This language must be offered at the school. Students whose native language is not English may use English as their proficiency language. All non-native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering the school, even if not using English for proficiency.

 

CAPSTONE

American Foreign Policy concentrators must produce a major research paper on an AFP subject. This must be approved by the director or acting associate director of the American Foreign Policy Program. This requirement is fulfilled by one of the following:

  1. Successful completion of the course, American Foreign Policy Thesis Seminar (SA.200.758) [not offered in AY 16/17]
  2. Successful completion of the course, Case Studies in US Foreign Policy (SA.200.762) [offered in Bologna]
  3. A paper produced through significant research in a regular course or through supervised independent research. Students who successfully complete either Congress & Foreign Policy (SA.200.700) OR Conduct of Foreign Policy (SA.200.701) and who choose the paper option, will meet this requirement. All papers must be at minimum 20-25 pages (5,000-6000 words) exclusive of notes, bibliography, illustrations, summary or abstract. Papers written for other courses may need to be revised in order to meet the capstone requirement.
 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC YEAR

Entering Class 2015-2016
Entering Class 2014-2015
Entering Class 2013-2014
Entering Class 2012-2013
Entering Class 2011-2012
Entering Class 2010-2011
Entering Class 2009-2010

Minor

American Foreign Policy Minor Requirements: (as of AY16/17)

  • 3 American Foreign Policy or cross-listed courses, of which, 1 can be the core course American Foreign Policy Since World War II (SA.100.720); students may also count the fall 16, two-credit course, SA.200.767 International Crisis Diplomacy, as one of the 3 courses.
  • Passing the core examAmerican Foreign Policy Since WWIIif not taken as one of the three AFP minor courses, is highly recommended

General Minor Requirements:

  • Minors are optional (like specializations)
  • A student can minor in only one area
  • A student cannot pursue a minor in International Economics or IR/General, but can pursue a Specialization in International Economics
  • Minors consist of three courses
  • Some minors will have a required course(s)
  • SA student may use a maximum of one cross-listed course (or 4 credits) towards both a minor and concentration. In this case, the minor would require just two additional courses. In the IR or Asia concentrations, the cross-listed course must be from the primary concentration area (e.g., Conflict Management, Global Theory and History, China, Japan, etc.) and not from the two additional required courses across the other IR or Asia areas. Note: IR/General concentrators can always minor in an IR sub-field or approved policy area (Conflict Management, Global Theory and History, International Law and Organizations, International Political Economy, Energy, Resources, and Environment, or Strategic Studies) by taking just two extra courses (8 credits).
  • Regional minors may require language study or proficiency in the language of that region
  • A student can declare a minor at any time—prior to graduation
  • Students who are pursuing a minor in a program will not have bidding priority in that program (only concentrators)


To add or change a minor, please click HERE.

Events

Contact Us


Charles Stevenson
Acting Associate Director
charles.stevenson@gmail.com
202-663-5669
Nitze 513

Starr Lee
Program Coordinator
starr.lee@jhu.edu
202-663-5714
Nitze 509

Address & Phone

American Foreign Policy
Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC
20036

202-663-5714

202-663-5717