A Focus on International Issues

There are several student groups that work to strengthen the international presence at Wagner. To learn more about Wagner's Student Association and the student groups listed below, visit the Student Engagement page.

International Public Service Association (IPSA)

The International Public Service Association is dedicated to enriching the Wagner experience by raising awareness of, and fostering constructive and innovative debate on, international development and public service issues. IPSA provides a forum for exchange, education and action by engaging members of the Wagner community with interests in the areas of international public management, policy, finance, health and urban planning.

Wagner International Students' Society (WISS)

The Wagner International Students' Society provides opportunities for all Wagner students to learn about different cultures through stimulating social, professional and cultural events. WISS fosters a sense of community among international students, as well as within the NYU Wagner community at large.

NYU Microfinance Initiative (NYUMI)

The NYU Microfinance Initiative is a forum for students, faculty and community members to share knowledge about opportunities and developments in microfinance, raise awareness about microfinance in the New York University community, and connect with leading experts and practitioners in the field. NYUMI is a collaborative effort of students at Wagner and at NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

The Wagner Student Alliance for Africa focuses on African affairs. WSAFA brings together students and faculty at Wagner interested in addressing social-economic and political issues facing African communities both here in the U.S and on the continent. WSAFA aims to empower future leaders in public service to effectively utilize their academic, professional and personal skills to impact Africa. Additionally, the organization seeks to showcase the diverse and rich cultures of Africa to our fellow students by organizing discussion series, cultural, social and networking events.

Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA)

The Asian Pacific American Student Alliance works to raise the visibility and awareness of Asian/Pacific Islander American social and policy issues both domestic and international, within the public service sector and the wider community. APASA also strives to provide a network and support system among Wagner APIA and other students of color and enhance the educational experience through various forums and resources geared towards professional development, social events and dialogue addressing relevant issues concerning the APIA community.

Association of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS)

The Association of Latino and Latin American Students is committed to supporting Latino and Latin American students as well as other Wagner students interested in issues affecting the Latino and Latin American communities. The groups strives to significantly enhance the education of future policy makers by providing academic, social and professional support to students and faculty interested in Latino and Latin American society.