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Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

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Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

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Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Lindsey Anderson

Presidential Management Fellow, FEMA
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October 28, 2014

A fashion-style runway and bright spotlights created a paparazzi-like atmosphere as the region’s best and brightest were recognized during Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual  “40 Under 40” award ceremony Friday evening in the Grand Ballroom of the Wyndham Hotel. Among the 40 Under 40 honorees were two GSPIA alumnae Meredith Fahey (MPA ’12) and Anne Marie Toccket (MID ’11).

October 24, 2014

Assistant Professor Sera Linardi received a $100,000 research grant from New York University in Abu Dhabi to study the interaction between altruism, risk-taking, and religiosity in Islamic banking. The research team includes Professor Rebecca Morton of New York University’s Department of Politics, and Associate Professor Xiangdong Qin of Shanghai JiaoTong University’s Department of Economics.

October 22, 2014

Traveling has always been a major part of a professor’s career. This past summer, GSPIA’s Dr. Louise Comfort spent a month at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey on a research exchange program supported by the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and the sister European Union Center at METU.  

October 20, 2014

Dean’s Award Winner, Eamonn Berry (MPIA, 14), explains how he took advantage of GSPIA’s reputation and networking opportunities to gain professional experience. Mr. Berry is a business operations and implementation analysts for Maximus, a healthcare service delivery company, headquartered in Reston, VA. Listen to his story at

October 20, 2014

GSPIA Adjunct Professor Andy Pugh prepares for his upcoming trip to Sierra Leone where he will work in an emergency health care clinic for Ebola patients. Mr. Pugh has spent his life as a disaster relief volunteer, and talks about his upcoming trip with KDKA's Andy Sheenan. Read more.

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GSPIA's Office of Student Services will host an information session for prospective students at 10:00 a.m. - noon on Sat., Nov. 1 in Posvar Hall, room 3911.


The Matthew Ridgway Center will host guest lecturer Colin Clarke (PhD '12) at 12:15 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5 in Posvar Hall, room 3911. Clarke will provide an overview of ISIS's evolution, detailing its history as Al Qaeda in Iraq until present day. Topics will include an analysis of the group's finances, ideology, strategy and tactics. Lunch will be served, please RSVP to: by Oct. 31st.


GSPIA's Office of Student Services will host an information session for prospective students at 10:00 a.m. - noon on Sat., Dec. 6, in Posvar Hall, room 3911. Enrollment counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and provide helpful tips about what the admissions committee hopes to see in successful applicants. Financial aid and career options will be covered. This is an ideal session for anyone considering a PhD, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public & International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy & Management.  To register, click here or for more information call, 412-648-7640 or email,


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