Master in International Public Affairs

LUISS School of Government

Program Description

Master in International Public Affairs

LUISS School of Government

This is a one-year multi-disciplinary course reflecting the need for international leaders who can reach across specialist fields to find more innovative solutions to difficult complex public policy challenges. It is practical, responding directly to the demand for international experts with advanced skills in negotiation, management, and public policy analysis to deliver successful results. During this master, students learn how international public policies are made, implemented and evaluated by national governments, international institutions, multinationals and civil society as a whole.

This advanced master course prepares students with undergraduate degrees (or Italy’s laurea magistrale) to become international public affairs experts who can reach across specialist fields to find more innovative solutions to difficult complex public policy challenges. The direct link between theory to practice is at the basis of this Master course.

It is practical, responding directly to the rising demand of international experts with advanced skills in negotiation, management, and public policy analysis to deliver successful results. During this master, students learn how international public policies are made, implemented and evaluated by national governments, international institutions, multinationals and civil society as a whole.

Students, therefore, will benefit from regular interactions with renowned global personalities through a set of parallel activities:

  • Guest Lectures: practitioners are invited to share their experiences.
  • Policy Debates: students are invited to exchange views in structured debates on current issues of public policy, moderated by public policy experts;
  • Colloquia: faculty members are to team up with guest practitioners to examine and present case studies linking theory to practical application;

The director of the course is Prof. Sergio Fabbrini, Director of LUISS School of Government.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2017

Program Structure

The one-year full-time program is aimed at graduates and young professionals who hold at least an undergraduate degree (B.A. or its international equivalent or Italy's Laurea Magistrale). It is fully taught in English and has an international student body and faculty.

At the end of the master participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to balance a problem-solving approach with a sound understanding of underlying patterns and processes of international affairs and public policy making
  • Explore the intersections of state, economy, and civil society while focusing on the growing importance of private institutions and models of multi-stakeholder governance.
  • Work and interact with students, faculty, and practitioners from all world regions

The master consists of:

  • Twelve compulsory core courses with related seminars;
  • Elective courses to be chosen out of indicated options (for 10 ECTS);
  • Selected guest Academics and guest Professionals;
  • Networking meetings with national and international government officials, private sector representatives, and leading academics;
  • Final 15-20.000 dissertation or project work.

Core Courses (20 hours each)

  • Behavioral economics for decision making
  • Democracy and Global Governance: conceptual and methodological issues
  • International Public Policies
  • Global Dimension of Democracy and Rule of Law
  • Representing national interests in European institutions
  • Processes of Democratization
  • The politics of regionalism
  • The Politics of Globalisation
  • International and humanitarian intervention in the Post-Cold War era
  • Global politics: power shifts in an age of globalization
  • EU-Asia relations in the context of global change
  • Statistics for international public affairs

Elective Courses (10 hours)

  • Negotiation and diplomacy in a globalized world
  • The politics of multiculturalism
  • Global governance and civil society
  • Management of humanitarian crisis
  • Global corruption, good governance, and the UNCAC
  • The Post-1945 International System: Theory and History
  • Multilateralism in the post-2015 world
  • EU cohesion policies
  • The political economy of the Euro crises
  • Interparliamentary cooperation in foreign policy

Workshops (10 hours)

  • Working with EU institutions
  • Working with international organizations
  • Public policy advise within the private sector

Complementary activities:

  • Managing foreign policy (hosted by Aspen Institute)

Other professional development courses:

  • Career and professional development
  • EPSO
  • EU Project management

Career Opportunities

The student body of this master course is diverse in terms of national background, disciplines, and interests. This creates an environment where excellence and diversity are jointly connected making the recent graduates standing out in the current complex job market.

Our participants have successfully started a career in:

  • International Organisations
  • Lobbying organizations at the national and international level
  • Public Affairs consultancies
  • Foundations and NGOs
  • National and international think tank.

In particular, our students have undertaken the following fully-paid careers following extensive academic and professional training:

  • Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy)
  • Diplomat, Foreign Ministry, El Salvador
  • Policy Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Azerbaijan
  • Official, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Budapest)
  • Member of Cabinet, Minister of EU Affairs, (Italy)
  • Political Officer, Australian Embassy (Rome)
  • Third Secretary, Embassy of Qatar (Rome)
  • Policy Officer, UNIDO Rome
  • Senior Officer, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (Geneva)
  • International Consultant, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (Geneva)
  • Policy Officer, United Nation Volunteers
  • Research Assistant, European University Institute
  • Researcher, European Institute for Public Administration (Netherlands)
  • Legal Officer, Google (Ireland) and Discovery Channel (Milan)
  • Program Officer – Fondirigenti (Italy)
  • Project Manager, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Sweden)
  • Local Development Strategy Expert, Association of Sustainable Development Fisheries (Poland)
  • Project Officer, OECD (France)
  • Project Assistant, Merck Group (Switzerland)
  • Consultant, Confindustria Sicily (Italy)
  • Marketing Manager, MSC Lines (Italy)
  • Researchers, Research Department, Finmeccanica (Italy)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (Ukraine)
  • Researcher, Polish Academy of Science (Poland)
  • Head of External Relations, Comunione e Liberazione (Italy)
  • Linguistic Expert, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (Italy)
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Communication, Hong Kong University (Full Scholarship)
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Salzburg Centre for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg (Full Scholarship)
  • Ph.D. Candidante, La Sapienza (Italy) University of Rome

They will also be provided with advanced professional courses in project management and research development offered by LUISS Guido Carli. Finally, the program is also an excellent preparation for further research work by providing the necessary knowledge and skills for starting a Ph.D. program.

Should you want to schedule a call to know more about the career prospects associated with the Master, please contact Dr. Lorenzo Valeri. Scientific Manager, LUISS School of Government at mipa@luiss.it

Costs

Tuition fees for the Master in International Public Affairs (MIPA) have been fixed at € 8.500

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 8, 2018
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1 year
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