Faculty Directory

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.
 

Related Media

How much of a threat are terrorist-inspired attacks to the United States and Europe? What are the best practices for preventing and responding to violent extremism and how can they be applied across countries? What role can local communities play?

These questions and others will be up for discussion at a free public conference hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. Titled "Countering Violent Extremism in the United States and the European Union," the conference will take place April 9-10 at the Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland.

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.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has been ranked 6th overall, and 2nd among public universities, in the 2015 Best Value Schools ranking of the 50 most innovative public service schools in the United States.  The only schools that ranked higher were those at Harvard, Duke, New York University, Princeton and Rutgers.

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center will host the annual Paul Y. Hammond Memorial Lecture at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., April 2 in Ballroom B of the University Club. Dr. Scott D. Sagan, a renowned scholar from Stanford University, will present "A Dangerous Nuclear Future: Weapons, Energy, and Risk. 

Join Career Services at 1 pm, Thurs. March 26 in room 4130 Posvar Hall to learn more about career and internship opportunities within the U.S. Department of State from Ana Escrogima, Diplomat in Residence. 

Join Career Services 2 pm, Thursday, March 26 in  G-20 of the Barco Law Building for a roundtable resume discussion with GSPIA alumnus Nitin Madhave, Deputy Director-Afghanistan Affairs, for USAID. 

Deriving benefits from shale gas resources while minimizing the industry’s health and environmental footprint is an issue faced not only in Western Pennsylvania. Governments, industry, regulators, and communities around the globe are grappling with the same challenge.

To exchange information on public policies governing shale gas development in different parts of the world, experts from Europe, China, Argentina, South Africa, and the United States will convene March 18-19 for a public conference titled "Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide." Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, the conference will take place in the Schenley Room of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 

Sandra Taylor to Receive Johnson Institute’s Exemplary Leadership Award

Sandra Taylor, president and CEO of Sustainable Business International, has been named this year’s winner of the Exemplary Leadership Award by the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership. The Exemplary Leadership Award ceremony and lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20 at the O'Hara Student Center. 

The Johnson Institute will host a panel discussion focusing on “Women in Leadership—Milestones and Challenges”, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 20 in the O’Hara Student Center (4024 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh).  The panel includes: Barbara Mistick, president, Wilson College (Moderator); Marisa Bartley, executive director of the PNC YMCA;  Müge Finkel, assistant professor of International Development, GSPIA; Terry Miller, director, Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh; Lourdes Sanchez Ridge, Esq., Pittsburgh Solicitor, and Chief Legal Officer.  Event is free and open to the public. RSVP: gspiaji@pitt.edu.

The Philanthropy Forum will host its second in a two-part series on impact investment for nonprofit organizations at 8:30 a.m., Thurs., March 26 at the O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, (4024 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh). The panel includes: Chuck Harris, The EDNA McConnell Clark Foundation; Tamar Bauer and Michele Ridge, Nurse-Family Partnership; Dan Cardinali, Communities in Schools; and John Martinez, MDRC. To register, click here


  
 Text/HTML
Minimize

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

Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Pitt Home