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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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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.


  

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