international affairs

Florida State University Alumni Association Names First Hispanic Chair of National Board of Directors

Javier Borges – an FSU alumnus (B.S. International Affairs & Multinational Business ’97) – will make history as the first Hispanic chair of the FSU Alumni Association’s board of directors, effective July 1.

Florida State University Honors 37 COSSPP Student Leaders through Torchbearer 100 Program

The Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University proudly honored the 2024 inductee class for the Torchbearer 100 program during a celebration on April 15 at the FSU Student Union. Of the entire inductee class, 37 COSSPP students were among them. The Torchbearer 100 program is a longstanding tradition which recognizes a diverse group of 100 undergraduate students who have shown exceptional leadership and achievement during their collegiate careers.

Two COSSPP Students Earn Spots in Latest Cohort of John Robert Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program

Two College of Social Sciences and Public Policy students were selected to participate in the Faith & Politics Institute’s John Robert Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program, allowing them to become part of a nationwide network of emerging leaders inspired to create positive societal change. This marks the fourth straight year FSU students have earned spots in the program.

Three COSSPP Students Receive Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad 

Three COSSPP students were among the 17 Florida State University students selected for scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The recipients will build foreign language skills and experience culture abroad this summer in their respective fields. 

COSSPP Student Receives 2024 Global Citizen Award

Nadia Rassech, an undergraduate student studying International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, and received the 2024 Global Citizen Award from FSU’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE). The award recognizes outstanding students who have actively engaged in intercultural initiatives on campus or abroad and who have exemplified leadership in fostering a global community among FSU students.

3 COSSPP Specialized Faculty Promoted

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) announced the promotions of three specialized faculty members.

“These successes continue our 100% success rate over the last decade-plus in seeing candidates that we advance to the University level being approved for promotion,” said COSSPP Dean Timothy Chapin. “While these promotions rest primarily in the excellence of the faculty that we hire, it also reflects the supportive and productive work environment we have collectively established within the College.”