Sofiane Khatib
IPS Class of 2005


"My experience in the IPS program allowed direct access to some of the best faculty worldwide as well as top policy makers from key international organizations, the United States, and other countries. This, along with the program's strong focus on methods and policy analysis, allowed me to gain a good understanding of how critical policy decisions are taken and implemented. My time at Stanford has proven invaluable to me in my current position as Associate Director of the Middle East Team at the World Economic Forum."


The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) attracts students from all over the world with diverse experiences, interests and backgrounds. Students come to Stanford to gain the skills needed to understand complex policy issues and leave with a deepened understanding of the world. IPS has over 500 alumni and growing. Our graduates go on to pursue a wide range of distinguished careers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

Staying in touch

The IPS program is very proud of its alumni and we hope that you will stay in touch with us. We very much enjoy receiving updates from you. Throughout the academic year, we plan to hold activities and events to which our alumni are invited to participate.

In addition, our current students are very interested in hearing from alumni about possible internship and career opportunities. If you know of any at your place of work, please feel free to include this information below.

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Giving to IPS

Support of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies would provide core funding to strengthen the program, enhance interaction among faculty and students in the school, and to facilitate collaboration with other university programs.

Funds will be focused on important needs that must be filled, on activities that promise to affect the broadest range of faculty and students, and on activities that offer high leverage by encouraging communication and collaboration. Such activities include visiting scholars; research networks linking internal and external faculty and students; seminars, symposia and conferences; curriculum development; language training; research initiatives on key topics; and support for the students who represent the next generation of scholars and policy-makers.

If you are considering a gift to IPS, we encourage you to consult with us. We can assist you in defining its purposes and can introduce you to officers of the School of Humanities and Sciences for advice on terms and conditions. Please contact the ICA Executive Director, Kim Rapp: 650.736.1128.

Thank you for your continued support!