Justin Schuster

MPA, International Relations
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2024

Justin is pursuing his Master in Public Affairs in International Relations at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Prior to SPIA, Justin worked as the Associate Director of Education at the Council on Foreign Relations, leading an editorial team responsible for creating World101—an expanding library of multimedia primers on international relations and U.S. foreign policy.

Previously, he worked in Amman, Jordan, as a reporter, translator, and Managing Director at Syria Direct, an award-winning, nonprofit journalism organization, training Syrian and international reporters in professional, bilingual news gathering and accurate, in-depth reporting while covering the Syrian civil war. He is fluent in Arabic and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Global Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Justin’s professional interests lie primarily at the intersection of climate change, conflict prevention, and human rights.