Top ten things that would-be foreign policy wonks should study | Stephen M. Walt

It’s August, which means that students in America (and plenty of other places) are heading off to college for the first time. Some of them are undoubtedly thinking about preparing for careers in international affairs. As a public service to those eager future Secretaries of State (and the parents worrying about their college choices) here’s my Top Ten Things that Future International Policy Wonks Should Learn.

Read the list! It includes History, Statistics, and a section called “What about science?”

Top ten things that would-be foreign policy wonks should study | Stephen M. Walt

It’s August, which means that students in America (and plenty of other places) are heading off to college for the first time. Some of them are undoubtedly thinking about preparing for careers in international affairs. As a public service to those eager future Secretaries of State (and the parents worrying about their college choices) here’s my Top Ten Things that Future International Policy Wonks Should Learn.

Read the list! It includes History, Statistics, and a section called “What about science?”

walt foreign policy college this is basically the Georgetown SFS curriculum georgetown international relations

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    i thought this was gonna be hella upsetting and i’d be like DAMMIT WHY DIDN’T I SIGN UP FOR ___ but aw man i’m actually...
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    YES. POLICY WONK CAREER.
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    Statistics. *Kissing a psyduck* TToTT
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    This is a really superb list
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    I used to learn these things…
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    A brief glance into the chaos that is my life. Except that “fuck you, I’m out” isn’t an acceptable approach to foreign...
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    I can take comfort in the fact that I have studied all of these subjects.
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