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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 Wherrett Lecture Series will welcome world-renowned author Francis Fukuyama at 4 p.m., Mon., Oct. 27 at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland (4201 Bigelow Boulevard).

The Pitt campus community is invited to a free sneak peek film screening of the documentary film “Under the Umbrella Tree” on Thurs., Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Posvar Hall, room 4130. 


  

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