Xiaotang Huang

GSPIA
 

University of Pittsburgh - 225 Years of Building Better Lives

Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

GSPIA's mission is to prepare leaders with the skills, vision and knowledge to build a better world. Founded on and committed to the values of public service, diversity and excellence, GSPIA provides preeminent research and educational programs in public and international affairs. With our nearly 8,000 alumni worldwide, GSPIA’s collective mind makes a difference every day in careers spanning all sectors—public, private and nonprofit.

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One of Ten
Founding Members


#16 top
U.S. master's programs
for international relations,
Foreign Policy, 2009

GSPIA’s Washington Connection has three components: a semester-long program of study; a new Center offering services to GSPIA students and alumni; and a network of alumni in scores of offices throughout the nation’s capital.

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.

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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.

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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.

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09/25/2014

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center will host a conference entitled "Avoiding a Nuclear Sarajevo: Lessons from WW I for Crisis Management in the Twenty-First Century" from 9 am - 5 pm, Thur. Sept. 25 at the University Club, Ballroom B (details to follow).

 

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260