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Dean Keeler to serve as President of APSIA

11/10/2010

11/10/2010


It was recently announced that GSPIA Dean John Keeler, currently the Vice President of APSIA, will become president of the association in December 2010.  Keeler will succeed the current President of APSIA, Dean Brian Atwood of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, when he leaves his academic position to become Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) in Paris.

APSIA (the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) comprises 34 member schools in North America, Asia and Europe dedicated to the promotion of excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other higher education institutions, the international affairs community, and the general public.

The member schools of the APSIA are the primary sources of education for international affairs professionals in their respective countries. These schools prepare students for the global workplace of the 21st Century by combining multidisciplinary, policy-oriented, intercultural studies with career development. The APSIA schools are proud of their reputations for producing diverse, well-educated and sophisticated international affairs professionals, many of whom hold leadership positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors throughout the United States and the world.
 

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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.  

GSPIA Ranked #19 in World and #16 in U.S. for Master's Programs in International Relations

GSPIA/Pitt is ranked #19 world-wide in the 2015 Foreign Policy magazine rankings of the top 25 master’s programs for those seeking a policy career in international relations.  GSPIA/Pitt ranked #16 among U.S. programs and #3 among programs at U.S. public universities, behind only UC-San Diego and UC-Berkeley.  The full rankings are included in the January/February 2015 issue of Foreign Policy.


  
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