Seton Hall Alliance

The Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations is the first professional school of international affairs to be established since the end of the cold war. John C. Whitehead, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, co-chairman of Goldman Sachs and then the chairman of the United Nations Association of the USA, paved the way for an exclusive partnership between Seton Hall and the UNA-USA that has carved out a unique place for the School within the realm of international affairs education. Through this partnership, UNA-USA and Seton Hall strive to prepare the next generation of global leaders.

In 1997, UNA and Seton Hall University formed a partnership to establish the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, just 14 miles from New York City, to advance the study of contemporary global issues. Today, it provides students from around the world with the knowledge and skills that are essential for careers in diplomacy, public service, business, law and the nonprofit sector. The school's alliance with UNA has led to an innovative curriculum that combines academic study with the opportunity to experience firsthand multilateral diplomacy.

John C. Whitehead, a statesman, war hero, business leader, and philanthropist is a model for the School's students, having demonstrated the highest standards of citizenship through a distinguished career of leadership. His life of service also inspires the School to uphold its guiding mission – preparing the next generation of global leaders.

Students participate in policy conferences and hear directly from UN diplomats and professionals in courses held jointly at United Nations Association headquarters in New York and on the Seton Hall campus. Through internships at the UNA-USA, the UN, and its related agencies and neighboring diplomatic missions, students contribute to research and analysis of key issues before the UN General Assembly.

Learn more about the Whitehead School.

United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program

Each year the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations and UNA-USA sponsor a week long United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program for graduate and undergraduate students from around the globe to explore the political dynamic and inner workings of the UN. Participants attend official sessions at UN Headquarters, such as meetings of the Security Council, as well as briefings at the United Nations Association of the USA.

Find out more about the UN Summer Study Program.

The application deadline for the 2013 United Nations Intensive Summer Study program has passed.  Please check this website again next January for information about the program in summer 2014.

For additional information, contact Dr. Courtney Smith at (973) 313-6203 or courtney.smith@shu.edu.

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