Penn State School of International Affairs

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The School of International Affairs of Pennsylvania State University was officially launched on July 1, 2007, having been approved by Pennsylvania State University's (Penn State) Board of Trustees in January 2007.[1] The school is administratively part of Penn State Law at University Park, PA,[2] it draws extensively upon the intellectual resources of faculty in several academic colleges of the University. The School of International Affairs offers a professional master's degree in international affairs with several speciality concentrations.

School of International Affairs
EstablishedJuly 1, 2007
DeanHari M. Osofsky
DirectorScott Sigmund Gartner
Location, ,
United States

Faculty and Administration[edit]

The School operates under the guidance of Director Scott Sigmund Gartner, and a faculty governing council composed of leading faculty from some of Penn State's top graduate departments.[3]

Faculty members include former diplomats, a Navy Vice Admiral, National Security Council staff, a senior official of both the African Union and the United Nations, an economic development agency director, former CIA officials, a State Department Senior Counselor, a U.S. Geological Survey chief scientist, as well as international and arbitration experts and top scholars who contribute to public discourse. Together they represent scholars and practitioners in their respective disciplines.

SIA students also learn from faculty from throughout Penn State, including the Smeal College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Agricultural Science, and the Eberly College of Science; the combination of these schools allows SIA to offer programs in interdisciplinary range and flexibility.


  1. ^ "University to establish School of International Affairs". Penn State University. 2007-01-19. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  2. ^ "Penn State names inaugural director for School of International Affairs". Penn State University. 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
  3. ^ Billy Wellock (2007-03-03). "Director named to new college". The Daily Collegian. Archived from the original on 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2015-09-17.

Coordinates: 40°48′27″N 77°51′59″W / 40.80742°N 77.86645°W / 40.80742; -77.86645