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Ridgway Announces Spring Fellowships

12/15/2008

12/15/2009

GSPIA’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies is pleased to announce that Toby Taylor and Daniel Blomquist have been selected as recipients of the Ridgway Fellowship for the spring 2010 semester. Dr. Phil Williams awarded the fellowships to the students for their outstanding contributions to the Center. This fellowship is funded by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). 
 

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Qianyu Mo (MPA '16) interns with the Borough of Churchill

As an international student from Guangzhou, China, Qianyu Mo (MPA ’16) was thrilled to experience first-hand how local government operates when she was awarded an internship with the Local Government Academy (LGA) for the Borough of Churchill this summer.  Attending the LGA summer internship fair in the spring semester of 2015, Qianyu spoke with an array of local government representatives and, after a brief waiting period, was brought in for an interview with Churchill where she was given a zoning ordinance internship before leaving the borough office.

The Matthew Ridgway Center will host a two-day conference, Sept. 10 - 11 entitled "Containing Treat Convergence, Exploiting Threat Divergence: U.S. Strategy in Dealing with Emerging Threats" in Ballroom B of the University Club.
 
The overall purpose of the conference is to examine the notion of convergence as it becomes increasingly prominent in discussions within the Department of Defense and the Department of State, as well as the Department of Homeland Security. In recent years, the notion of threat convergence has become central to much of the national security dialogue in the United States, providing the focus for congressional hearings, an initiative by the Fund for Peace, and the theme of many academic articles.

To RSVP email, ridgwaycenter@pitt.edu

Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
William Pitt Union (Kurtzman Room) (map)
University of Pittsburgh main campus


GSPIA and the prestigious Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (of which GSPIA is a founding member) will be hosting a graduate school fair on the University of Pittsburgh campus for anyone interested in a master’s degree or PhD in international relations, foreign policy, economics, or a related professional field. Many of the top graduate programs in the USA and Europe, including GSPIA, will be present.

The event is free and open to the public. Students, please register here.

Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3911 Posvar Hall
Pitt Main Campus

Thinking about applying to GSPIA? Join us for an information session to learn more about the application process and to find the academic program that is right for you. GSPIA counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and offer the inside scoop on 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 and International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy and Management.

If you would like to attend, please register here.

If you have any questions, please contact GSPIA at 412-648-7640 or gspia@pitt.edu.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3911 Posvar Hall
Pitt Main Campus

Thinking about applying to GSPIA? Join us for an information session to learn more about the application process and to find the academic program that is right for you. GSPIA counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and offer the inside scoop on 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 and International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy and Management.

If you would like to attend, please register here.

If you have any questions, please contact GSPIA at 412-648-7640 or gspia@pitt.edu.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3911 Posvar Hall
Pitt Main Campus

Thinking about applying to GSPIA? Join us for an information session to learn more about the application process and to find the academic program that is right for you. GSPIA counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and offer the inside scoop on 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 and International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy and Management.

If you would like to attend, please register here.

If you have any questions, please contact GSPIA at 412-648-7640 or gspia@pitt.edu.

According to data in the August 21, 2015 Chronicle of Higher Education, the endowment of the University of Pittsburgh now ranks #25 among all U.S. colleges and universities.  As recently as 2011 Pitt’s endowment was just over $2 billion.  In the 2014 data just released, Pitt’s endowment had increased to just under $3.5 billion.  Pitt’s endowment now ranks #7 among public research universities behind only those of the University of Texas, Texas A&M, the University of Michigan, the University of California, the University of Virginia and Ohio State.

Distinguished GSPIA Alumni Honored at Dinner in South Africa

On July 16 Dean John Keeler and Professor Lou Picard hosted a dinner at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, to present Distinguished Alumnus Awards to Pandelani Thomas Mathoma (MPIA ’94, PhD 2000) and Thomas Mathukhu Mogale (PhD ’97).  Both are alumni of the School of Governance (formerly P&DM) at “Wits” and wrote their dissertations under the supervision of Picard, who played a major role in assisting with the establishment of the school in the early 1990s and has been a frequent visitor ever since.. Our dinner thus also served as a celebration of the special partnership between GSPIA and the Wits policy school, whose primary purpose since its inception has been helping to build a post-apartheid public service in South Africa and to enhance public management throughout the region.  


  
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