Where Leaders Learn the Art of Diplomacy

Africa ... Eastern Europe ... China ... Latin America ... Every day newspapers are filled with international news headlines about politics, business, diplomatic negotiations and more. The business buzzword of the 21st century: globalization. Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations is where you'll learn to be a global leader and prepare to tackle the world's greatest challenges.

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations is the only program in the nation with the distinction of an exclusive alliance with the United Nations Association of the USA (a key division of the United Nations Foundation). The curriculum was specifically designed to provide students a foray into the world of international relations. Close ties to the United Nations community enhance the curriculum and provide stellar internship opportunities in the United Nations and international agencies like UNESCO, USAID and UNICEF. The School also helps students obtain prestigious internships at nonprofits, including the American Red Cross and Salvation Army; multinational corporations; The State Department; the FBI; and many U.S. embassies and missions abroad. 

100% of Diplomacy students have an internship or study abroad and many have multiple internships and study abroad experiences due to flexibility of the curriculum. 100% of the program’s graduates who apply to graduate school are admitted and have gained admission to prestigious schools like Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Seton Hall Law, Cambridge, Yale and Princeton. Graduates have gone on to find tremendous employment opportunities such as at the White House, for the Clinton foundation, for Immigration and Customs enforcement and for the State Department. Many graduates have also won prestigious awards like Fulbright scholarships, Boren fellowships, AIF grants and been awarded critical language scholarships.

The School boasts a faculty that includes several former ambassadors — the type of people who interact with royal families, government officials of foreign countries and citizens from all over the world — as well as lawyers, economists and other career diplomats. Their expertise spans the fields of international law, ethnic conflict, negotiation, refugees, energy policy, global health, human rights, economics, dispute settlement, multilateral policymaking, democratization and more. Their combination of academic and professional expertise allows them to bring cutting-edge issues and real-world examples into the classroom, bridging the gap between theory and practice with active learning strategies such as diplomatic simulations and video conferences with policymakers. 

In fact, Dr. Huang, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies was named one of the 20 “biggest brains” in the state of New Jersey by Nj.com. He is a widely published and highly consulted expert on global health governance, health security and public health in China and East Asia. He has been featured in Foreign Affairs, Bioterrorism and Biosecurity, the Journal of Contemporary China, the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Diplomat, and on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, among others.

Seton Hall’s ideal location only 14 miles from New York City provides not only unprecedented access to stellar internships and the UN but also means that we are able to bring many renowned speakers to campus. Prominent speakers visit campus such as UN Ambassador Samantha Power, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Secretaries General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon & Kofi Annan, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and countless ambassadors, presidents of foreign nations and Nobel laureates.

Diplomacy students have the opportunity to take School of Diplomacy courses in Washington, D.C., in combination with semester-long internships at embassies; organizations; businesses; government and non-government agencies; such as the White House, CIA and U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security and Justice; McClatchy Newsgroup; and World Bank Group. The program allows students to experience first-hand the inner workings of our nation’s capital as well as the UN community and the world of international business in New York City. The School of Diplomacy and International Relations is the only school of its kind to have this presence in both New York City and our nation’s capital.

Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., the School is the ideal place to study international relations and experience diplomacy in a professional, dynamic and culturally rich setting. The School is a leading center for the study of diplomacy and international relations, dedicated to high standards of academic excellence and professional training, as well as extending the frontiers of knowledge and making a difference in the rapidly changing global environment.
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"I’ve been able to do so much during my time at Seton Hall. I’ve had five internships with nonprofit organizations. I worked on a statistical research project with Dr. Martin Edwards on IMF transparency and presented our findings with him at a national political science conference in Chicago. I embarked on two study abroad trips, spending a semester in Spain, studying Spanish, and a summer in Peru and Mexico doing community service projects. The opportunities I’ve been afforded at Seton Hall are amazing and have changed my life.”

Daria Preston
Diplomacy and International Relations and Modern Languages major
Economics minor
Palmer, Alaska
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