Below are a series of videos and written testimonials from program alumni telling what they work in today and how the program helped them get there. Click on each to learn more.
Our students come from a wide variety of academic, demographic and professional backgrounds, reflecting the rapidly growing interest in conflict resolution.
At a Glance:
- Students have come from over 30 countries & six continents
- 20% arrive with a previously obtained graduate degree
- 26 is the average age of incoming students
- The average gender balance is 30% male, 70% female
We are committed to helping our students with their future endeavors, around the world and in a variety of sectors. Our global alumni network, now over 275 in number, represents a small portion of the possibilities that are open to our program's students. Graduates of the program receive access to networking through our Alumni Database and through our wide network of professionals in the field.
Below is a sample of fields and organizations where our alumni are represented:
Advanced Academic Degrees
- Columbia Law School
- University College London
- Central European University
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law
- Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
- University of Ottawa Law School
- Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Toronto
- Tel Aviv University Middle Easter Studies PhD
- University Otago PhD
- Coventry University: Sustainable consumption at the Centre for Business in Society
- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
- Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies (PhD)
- Counseling Psych/Athletic Counseling at Springfield College (PhD)
For a list of places where our alumni are employed, visit careers.
In addition, students and alumni have been interested in the following fields:
1. Service in national Ministries of Foreign Affairs, with their networks of Embassies and Consulates across the globe. Diplomatic officers can become involved in all manner of political, economic and developmental negotiations from junior levels up to the senior rank of ambassador. Entry is usually by application and a competitive process.
2. The Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the United Nations (eg World Bank, IMF, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, WFP, FAO, UNFPA, etc.) who offer a wide range of programmes and activities across the developing world.
3. International and National Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), of which there are a great many throughout both the developed and developing world. They are active in a wide range of human rights, developmental, social, environmental and humanitarian efforts in the most problematic areas of the planet; To cite just a few, Save the Children (US and UK), OXFAM, World Vision, Care International, UN Watch,etc.
4. Different UN bodies:
- The United Nations Secretariat has also for many years conducted a recruitment process for young people to join the UN and to be trained and developed for senior positions in the various organs of the Secretariat, eg the Departments of Political Affairs, Peace-Keeping, Disarmament, the General Assembly and Security Council.
- The United Nations Volunteer programme is yet another channel for entry into the UN family, both for young and old, ie those who are beginning their careers as well as those who feel that that they can contribute after normal retirement. For example thousands of UN volunteers have been deployed over the years as election monitors in places such as Cambodia, East Timor, Afghanistan, and many others.
- Internships with the United Nations, largely but not solely at UN headquarters locations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi.
- the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which is represented in more than 120 nations world-wide, offers a Leadership Programme for young people under their mid-thirties, aimed at developing the future senior officers of UNDP. Applications for this (highly-competitive) recruitment channel are invited annually;
5. The International Red Cross Movement comprising the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross Societies, and which have battalions of young people working for them from all parts of the world and in many parts of the world.
6. Other International Organisations, such as the European Union/European Commission, Organisation of American States, the Association
of South-East Asian Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and many more.
7. The International Corporate Private Sector, particularly those which incorporate a mandate of social responsibility within their international activities.
8. Think Tanks around the world.
"I was tremendously impressed by the caliber of graduates from the program, who have gone on to play key roles in organizations across the country and region"
Sarah L. Bard
Director at Triventures Venture Capital, former Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and former advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton