Tel Aviv University, Johns Hopkins to launch joint double-degree program

The degrees include a Master of Arts in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Cyber Politics and Government, Developing Countries, and Security and Diplomacy.

The Peretz Naftali Building at Tel Aviv University (photo credit: COURTESY/TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY)
The Peretz Naftali Building at Tel Aviv University
(photo credit: COURTESY/TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY)

Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Johns Hopkins University are launching a cooperative degree program for students pursuing a Master of Arts in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Cyber Politics and Government, Developing Countries or Security and Diplomacy.

Students who choose to participate in the program will spend a year at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy, and another year at the Tel Aviv University Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences; they can begin the course at either campus. Graduates will receive two master's degrees, one from each university.

“Our agenda is to train and equip the students with knowledge and experience to enable them to improve our society and help create a better world," according to TAU Social Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Itai Sened. "We are proud and excited to launch a collaboration with the Bologna branch of Johns Hopkins University."

Johns Hopkins University. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)Johns Hopkins University. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Some other institutions involved in the program include McGill University, Sciences Po Lille, SOAS London, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the University of Leiden, the University of Bologna and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

“The new cooperative degree with Tel-Aviv University provides students the opportunity to experience two distinct academic, social and cultural environments, to develop a global perspective and to better understand the challenges facing Europe and the Middle East," said SAIS Europe director Michael Plummer. "It is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a multidisciplinary, international tool-based graduate education in international affairs.”