We are excited to welcome students from all over the world to our Schiller International University Madrid campus. If you haven´t done so already, make sure you have all your documents in by August 31st 2016. We look forward to welcoming you on campus! Schiller Madrid Staff
B.S. in International Business
B.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy
B.S. in International Economics
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
MBA in International Business
MBA in Information Technology
Master in International Relations and Diplomacy
Master in International Management
You can find more information including list of courses and short description regarding each program under tab PROGRAMS at the top of this page
At Schiller, we always seek to ensure that our **International Relations and Diplomacy** program combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. To that end, we continuously look for faculty with both academic and practical experience in their disciplines. Accordingly, we are proud to welcome **Ambassador Zlatko Bars-Dimitroff**. A doctor of law, Ambassador Dimitroff has held multiple high-level positions in the governmental and intergovernmental sector. Taking a month’s leave to join us again at Schiller from his position as **head of a United Nations Field Office** in the Central African Republic, Dr. Dimitroff will conduct a **course on Conflict and Peace Strategies** as well as deliver open lectures on the topic for the wider community. This is the third time that Ambassador Dimtroff teaches at Schiller and an exciting opportunity for our students to learn first hand from a seasoned professional actively working in the discipline he teaches.
Elise Montchanin graduated from Schiller Paris with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
SIU: Could you tell us a little bit about your current position?
EM: I am currently the Regional Security Adviser for IDLO, the International Development Law Organization (headquartered in Rome). I am in charge of the various countries in Africa where IDLO operates, mainly Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Mali with Tanzania and Liberia coming up soon. I have been working for IDLO since April 2014 ensuring the safety and security of staff implementing IDLO’s programs.
SIU: What have been some of your professional accomplishments since you graduated from Schiller International University?
EM: After Schiller I joined the French army, specifically the Gendarmerie, which had always been a dream. I spent 18 years in the army, I did missions for the Department of Peacekeeping Operation (DPKO) for 6 years and was deployed in Kosovo, Haiti and Chad. I also worked 3 years for the World Food Program (WFP) as a security officer training all WFP staff in Africa.
SIU: How did the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy at SIU prepare you for your career?
EM: After I graduated from Schiller I joined the French army, as mentioned, staying more than 18 years. I was quiet an atypical member of the army since I was the only one in my units to have a university degree. Having this educational background enabled me to be selected as one of the first female Gendarmes to be deployed overseas for DPKO and work for the United Nations for about 9 years in various countries. A Bachelor of Arts degree, with work experience, or a Master’s degree is now considered one of the main requirements in order to apply for international security jobs. My BA in International Relations and Diplomacy and my English proficiency have always been assets both when I was in the army and in the world of international development: it has helped me succeed at the international level.
Schiller Paris will be sending a delegation of students to a dinner-conference with S.E.Mme Veronika Wand-Danielsson, Ambassador of Sweden to France, who will be giving a talk on “Brexit and the European Union from the Swedish perspective”. The dinner takes place Tuesday, September 20 at the Restaurant of the Senate. Organized by the think tank, IRCE, attendees at the dinner-conference will include members of the French Senate, business leaders, journalists and policy-makers from European institutions. For Schiller Paris’s contingent of Swedish students, the event promises to be memorable in more ways than one! Other students in attendance will have a front row seat to hear top diplomatic voices give their take on the most important political development in Europe in recent memory, the exit of the UK from the European Union.