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Ridgway Announces Spring Fellowships



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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Associate Professor Michael Kenney was recently the guest expert on WPXI’s NightTalk, a nightly news show hosted by Ellis Cannon.  Kenney discussed the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the United States, and analyzed the current US actions against the terrorist organization.

GSPIA's Office of Career Services will hold an information session for students registered in the peer mentoring program at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17 in Posvar Hall room 3911.

Join GSPIA's Office of Career Services for a panel discussion with GSPIA alumni to learn more about career paths and opportunities in consulting at 1 p.m., Oct. 1 in the Ridgway Conference Room. This will be a virtual panel, allowing us to hear from a wide variety of alums! Participants include: Alissa Repanshek, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ali Schlemmer, Chemonics; Kat MacCaffterty, Booz Allen Hamilton; Luc Montminy, Duane Morris Government Strategies; and Ryan Kish, Alcoa. Students are encouraged to RSVP through GSPIA Connections.

GSPIA's Office of Career Services will host an internship information session with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services at 1:30 p.m., Wed. October 15, in room 3610 Posvar Hall.

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.

Five University of Pittsburgh Graduate Schools (including GSPIA) have joined forces to offer an information session/graduate school fair for prospective students in Cleveland on October 7.

Join GSPIA alumna Dr. Vera Achvarina at 2 pm, Wed., Sept. 17 in room 3431 Posvar Hall for a discussion on refugee camps. Dr. Achvarina will share her experiences about camp conditions, and the research she conducted in Liberian and Ghana for her doctoral fieldwork. She will provide insights for students interested in working with refugees and internally displaced people.

The Ford Institute for Human Security will host guest lecturer GSPIA alumna Dr. Vera Achvarina at 10:00 a.m., Wed., Sept. 17 in room 3911 of Posvar Hall.


One of the main innovations triggered by our recent five-year strategic planning process was the launch of a new major to address the policy implications of energy and environmental issues both within our region and around the globe. The Energy and Environment (E&E) major was inspired by the fact that Pittsburgh has emerged as a global epicenter of the most important energy revolution of the 21st Century: the shale gas boom.


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