Aerial view of Posvar Hall

An ever-evolving world needs forward-thinking leaders.

The GSPIA community approaches society’s greatest challenges with determined intellect, groundbreaking research, and real-world application that embodies a legacy for excellence.


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New faculty spotlight: Rashad Williams

Rashad Williams is an incoming Assistant Professor of Race & Social Justice in Public Policy. His research crosses the boundaries of urban planning, urban politics, and the critical philosophy of race to study the urban expressions of the Black reparations movement.

Prof Sera Linardi

Professor Linardi’s Grief to Action Proposal advances to Phase 4 of Pitt Seed Competition

Linardi's project, Building Data Science for Social Justice (DS4SJ) Ecosystems: Sustaining Impact, has been selected as one of ten semifinalists to receive an award of up to $75,000 to continue developing their proposals.

Prof Marcelas Gonzales Rivas

Professor Marcela González Rivas on the War Over Public Water

Professor Marcela González Rivas speaks with the Nation about water privatization in Pennsylvania. “Climate change is putting costly pressures on the ability to operate and provide clean, safe, affordable water. Who’s going to pay for it?”