National leader in international policy education
The Weiser Diplomacy Center leads the Ford School’s engagement with the foreign policy community and provides practical training to students interested in international affairsOur mission
International Policy Education
Foreign policy engagement & diplomacy training
“ My inspiration came from working and studying every day with top minds, people who helped refine my thinking and direction, all the while providing me with a deep toolbox of skills that I still use every day.
Sean Jones (MPP '00), Mission Director, USAID/Ethiopia reflects on diplomacy today, and the Ford School difference.
faculty policy engagement
Susan D. Page: Peace elusive in Sudan, with intractable generals and real risks of worsening conflict
As foreigners flee the continued fighting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and the death toll rises, there are fears of full-blown civil war...Finish reading
2022-2023 in Review
Last year in international policy at the Ford School
An impressive slate of core and visiting faculty help make the Ford School a hub for engagement with the foreign policy community and a national leader in international policy education. The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) and International Policy Center have forged partnerships with the U.S. State Department, American Academy of Diplomacy, U.S. Army War College, Korea Foundation, and others to offer engaged learning opportunities for students. Students practice their strategic problem-solving skills in global simulations that clarify the importance of analysis and negotiation, attend one-of-kind events with high-profile leaders, and travel the world with their classmates.Read article
Advising our great DipLab team has been very rewarding because of their commitment to hard work, deep research and focused analysis. Having served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, I am confident that this project will play an important role in the Biden Administration's drug control policies and in overall US-China relations."