Interested in learning more about a GSPIA degree? All prospective students are invited to an on-campus information session on Saturday, December 3, 2016 or Saturday, January 7, 2017. Both sessions will be 10:00 am – 12:00 noon in room 3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus. GSPIA admissions counselors, career services staff, and current students will be speaking about the school’s academic programs, financial aid, admissions process, and career options for GSPIA graduates.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Centers & Initiative
2016 GSPIA Graduation
Assistant Professor Jeremy Weber has been selected to serve on a panel of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on National Statistics. The purpose of the ad hoc panel is to review, assess, and make recommendations for the National Agricultural Statistics Service and the Economic Research Service, USDA, on effective methods for collecting data and reporting information.
Assistant Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili, author of Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan(Cambridge University Press, 2016), discussed developments in Afghanistan as a guest of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) public radio show Rear Vision with commentator Annabelle Quince. Joining Professor Murtazashvili were guest experts Anatol Lieven, Professor of International Politics at Georgetown University in Qatar; and Dawood Azami, former BBC bureau chief in Kabul, Afghanistan.
On October 12 the Shale Gas Governance Center (SGGC) invited Dr. Yongsheng Wang, Vice President and Senior Quantitative Rate Risk Analyst for BNY Mellon, to meet over lunch with GSPIA students from China interested in the future of shale gas development in China. Dr. Wang is a former Associate Professor of Economics at Washington & Jefferson College and a co-editor of The Global Impact of Unconventional Shale Gas Development: Economics, Policy, and Interdependence (Springer 2016), in which he also authored a chapter on shale gas in China. The book also includes chapters by Dean John Keeler on shale gas issues in France and Britain, by Prof. Ilia Murtazashvili and Dr. Caitlin Corrigan on Africa, and by Prof. Jennifer Murtazashvili on Central and South Asia.
Muammar Gadhafi was able to maintain control of Libya for over 40 years by using an approach similar to what one would use to keep rats in a burlap sack, "You keep shaking the sack, constantly changing things, to keep everything off balance." Nate Mason used this analogy during a brief historical analysis to describe how the Gadhafi regime constantly altered governmental institutions in order to keep Libyans off balance. On October 5, 2016, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security, Ford Institute for Human Security, and UCIS’s Global Studies Center hosted Nate Mason to discuss the challenges of rebuilding a post-Gadhafi Libya.
Hanifa Nakiryowa (MID) is one of several Pitt students that received the 2016 Iris Marion Young Award, on Thurs., Nov. 17 in the Kurtzman Room of the William Pitt Union. Hanifa Nakiryowa is currently a H. J. Heinz fellow with the Global Studies Centre, pursuing a master of International Development-Human Security at GSPIA. She has a certificate in Global Change Leadership from COADY International Institute, Canada and a master’s degree in Economics from University of Nairobi. She has worked as a UNICEF-Uganda program monitoring and evaluation specialist, human rights advocate for Acid Survivors Foundation Uganda and tutor at the Islamic University in Uganda. She founded the Centre for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and burns Violence (CERESAV), the only NGO in Uganda advocating for ZERO tolerance to Acid Attack Violence.
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Commanding Military Power offers a new explanation of why some armed forces are stronger than others. Ryan Grauer advances a ‘command structure theory’ which combines insights from organization theory, international relations, and security studies literatures to provide a unique perspective on military power.
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