The public debate over the commercial use of drones has amplified since lawmakers voted to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to fly unencumbered across US landscapes. Senior Lecturer and drone expert Dennis Gormley shares his views with Christian Science Monitor reporter Mark Clayton. Read more.
In her latest analysis of the political landscape in Afghanistan, Assistant Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili highlights how politicians have tried to mobilize tribal authorities in the current presidential election and sketches out a plan for how the tribes can help mediate a solution to the current elections debacle. Read more.
On May 20 Dean Keeler visited the new Pitt office in Shanghai to host a reception for new GSPIA students, alumni and former visiting scholars. He also participated, with Jason Kane (Director of Constituent Relations for UCIS), in the larger reception held by the Shanghai Pitt Club for alumni and friends of the university and met with Ning Shao (Chief Executive of the Pennsylvania Center), Cordelia Yuan (China Liason Officer, University of Pittsburgh) and Kevin Mason (Executive Director, Center of American States), all of whom work to coordinate Pitt’s and GSPIA’s representation in Shanghai. Read more.