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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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First-year student wins fellowship to craft policy fighting homelessness

First-year MPIA student Madee Bredice was named an Ambassador for Civic Engagement (ACE) Fellow with the Institute of Politics at Pitt, where she will help create policy with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF).

"Carissa Slotterback smiles, holding a glass award plaque. She sits in an office in front of a full bookshelf."

Dean receives Margarita McCoy award for uplifting women in planning

At the 2022 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Dean Carissa Slotterback received the Margarita McCoy Award for her contributions to advancing women in planning at institutions in higher education through service, teaching, and research.

Marie Yovanovitch and Carissa Slotterback sit opposite each other on a stage, talking.

LISTEN: 3 lessons from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch for a career in foreign service

Listen to the entire conversation with three-time U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch (ret.) where she reflects on the arc of her fascinating life and courageous career in foreign policy and diplomacy. Or, check out our highlights for a quick dose of Yovanovitch’s hard-won wisdom.