International Partnerships

Harry S Truman did more to internationalize the U.S. presidency than any of his predecessors. His leadership led to the Marshall Plan, the establishment of NATO, recognition of Israel and the international effort to defend South Korea.

In keeping with Truman’s legacy, TSPA has numerous international linkages.

  • Truman School students and alumni come from five continents.
  • Students have served as Peace Corps volunteers, as interns with the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, other national consulates or embassies in Washington and international non-government organizations (NGOs) such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent.
  • Truman School alumni work for government agencies and NGOs in many different countries around the world.
  • Our faculty members participate in international projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
  • Scholars from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world regularly visit the Truman School, often for extended periods of time.

These international networks inform our classroom and curriculum.

They help prepare our students for work in an increasingly global society and offer rich opportunities for future research, teaching and public service for all Truman School constituents.

In addition to the numerous individual international connections represented by faculty members, students, alumni and visiting scholars, the Truman School has established strategic international partnerships with governments and institutions that involve long-term commitments for faculty and/or student exchanges, joint instructional programs, and collaborative research.

Key partners include:

  • The Republic of Korea
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government (Korea)
  • Korea Development Institute Policy School
  • The School of Government at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
  • School of Public Administration of the Inner Mongolia University (China)
  • Mongolian International University (Mongolia)
  • International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Consortium
  • Khon Kaen University (Thailand)