The Ridgway Center will host the Paul Y. Hammond Memorial Lecture at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., April 2 in Ballroom B of the University Club.
The University of Pittsburgh will host a two-day conference to assess the threat of violent extremism and government policies for dealing with it Thurs., April 9 and Friday, April 10 at the Twentieth Century Club. The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and Europe. To register, click here. To view a full conference program, click here.
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will host the 2015 Honors and Graduation Ceremony at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.
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On February 18 Professor Kevin Kearns, Director of the Johnson Institute, provided an executive seminar on Leadership and Strategy to battalion chiefs and other leaders of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Kearns is among experts from leading institutions around the country who have been retained by Columbia University to serve as faculty for the Fire Officers Management Institute (FOMI). Kearns has served in this role for three years.
Throughout the coming month, students enrolled in GSPIA’s Nonprofit Clinic will deliver final presentations to client organizations. Through the Nonprofit Clinic, students work in teams of 2-3 to provide professional quality management consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Consulting projects address needs like strategic planning, marketing, program evaluation, industry / competitor analysis, internal management systems analysis, and other topics. Over the past five years, the Nonprofit Clinic has provided management consulting services to over 50 nonprofit organizations.
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/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.
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