The Matthew B. Ridgway Center will host guest lecturer Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, at 3:300 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2 in Posvar Hall room 3911.
As part of the Ford Institute’s Spring 2015 Speaker Series, guest lecturers Geoffrey Dabelko and Peter Walker will be on campus to discuss the implications of climate change at 12 p.m., Wed., Feb. 4 in Posvar Hall room 3911.
As part of the Ford Institute’s Spring 2015 Speaker Series, guest lecturers Daniel W. Bromley and Susan Martin will be on campus to discuss the implications of climate change at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9 in Posvar Hall room 3011.
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GSPIA Senior Lecturer recently spoke with bloggers Jeffrey Lewis and Aaron Stein of Arms Control Wonk about the development of long-range cruise missiles by Taiwan.
GSPIA Dean John T.S. Keeler has been selected to deliver the Donald C. Stone Distinguished Guest Lecture at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) on March 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Each year since 1995 the ASPA Endowment has sponsored the Stone Lecture, which features an outstanding academic/scholar whose work reflects Stone’s varied interests and contributions to the field.
The GSPIA Student Cabinet, elected each December for a one-year term, manages a substantial budget, organizes various events and meets regularly with the Dean to provide feedback on the functioning of the School and discuss new initiatives. This year's student representatives include: Brian Sisco, president; Luke West, vice president; Nicole Xu, treasurer; Daniel Handlos, secretary; Christina Smith, director of events; Keith Portugal, MPA representative; Jibran Ahmed, MID representative; Ann Kaufman, MPIA representative; Christine Gallagher, MPPM representative; Tracy Xu, International Student representative; Jenn Bert, PhD representative, and Candi Wills, part-time student representative.
Coro Pittsburgh presented GSPIA Professor Kevin Kearns with the Distinguished Individual Leadership Award at the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards and Celebration, Friday, January 23 at the New Hazlett Theater. According to Coro’s announcement, “Kevin Kearns not only demonstrates values based leadership in his own work and service but successfully instills those values in those around him.”
GSPIA/Pitt is ranked #19 world-wide in the 2015 Foreign Policy magazine rankings of the top 25 master’s programs for those seeking a policy career in international relations. GSPIA/Pitt ranked #16 among U.S. programs and #3 among programs at U.S. public universities, behind only UC-San Diego and UC-Berkeley. The full rankings are included in the January/February 2015 issue of Foreign Policy.
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