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Leadership Program in International Affairs

The Hesselbein Forum Leadership Program in International Affairs (LPIA) is an extracurricular program designed to empower GSPIA students with the skills they need to be effective leaders throughout their careers in international affairs. Hesselbein Forum and Johnson Institute Director, Professor Julia Santucci, shares her knowledge, gained from work in the State Department and the CIA, on how to profile international leaders in terms of their strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies. The program deepens students’ understanding of international leadership and develops their own leadership skills through research, group-based discussions, and learning exercises.

Professor Santucci will share a call for applications for the LPIA program later in the fall semester; the program is one semester long and will take place in the Spring 2023.