Partnerships that put the “International” in International Affairs
We believe that a school of international affairs should be international in everything that it does. This includes offering students dynamic international academic and experiential learning opportunities through our various partnerships that connect BSIA to the wider world.
Global Affairs Canada
Through its partnership with the Foreign Policy Bureau of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), all BSIA students can contribute to the foresight and research activities of the department by identifying new and emerging trends that could significantly impact the world in five- to ten-years’ time. Students develop recommendations to adapt Canadian foreign policy to the changing and evolving nature of the global operating environment in the 21st century through the preparation of policy briefs that are presented to the department and published as an anthology.
To address questions surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, the BSIA constituted an advisory board to advise BSIA students who choose to work on GAC projects in this area. This Board includes leading technology thinkers from Canada and the US.
This year’s anthology is entitled “Discord and Disruption: 2019 Global Trends Report”, and can be accessed on this page. To access individual briefs and the previous years’ reports, please click here.
Students in the MAGG program can participate in the Global Governance/Politics and International Studies double degree program (established in 2015) — which offers students the chance to study in one of the UK’s best politics departments and receive degrees from both the University of Waterloo and University of Warwick. MAGG students can also spend a term abroad with one of our two exchange partners: the International Conflict Administration and Management program at the University of Konstanz in Germany (established in 2014), or the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia (established in 2016).
Civil Society Partners
Students have the opportunity to intern with leading international non-governmental organizations such as CIVICUS: The World Alliance for Citizen Participation in South Africa (MAGG), think tanks such as Bonn International Center for Conversion in Germany (MAGG and PhD), and various United Nations agencies based around the world through the School’s partnership with the United Nations Association in Canada (MAGG, MIPP, and PhD).
African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program (ALT)
The MIPP program is also a partner in the African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program (ALT), which is made possible with the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and The MasterCard Foundation. The ALT program is administered through the Canada Bureau of International Education (CBIE).
For more information about the ALT program, click the button below.