Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns
 

University of Pittsburgh - 225 Years of Building Better Lives

Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

GSPIA's mission is to prepare leaders with the skills, vision and knowledge to build a better world. Founded on and committed to the values of public service, diversity and excellence, GSPIA provides preeminent research and educational programs in public and international affairs. With our nearly 8,000 alumni worldwide, GSPIA’s collective mind makes a difference every day in careers spanning all sectors—public, private and nonprofit.

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One of Ten
Founding Members


#16 top
U.S. master's programs
for international relations,
Foreign Policy, 2009

GSPIA’s Washington Connection has three components: a semester-long program of study; a new Center offering services to GSPIA students and alumni; and a network of alumni in scores of offices throughout the nation’s capital.

GSPIA professor Dennis Gormley recently spoke with reporter Jefferson Morley of the Arms Control Association about U.S. policy and the implications surrounding the exporting of drone technology.

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The European Union Center at the University of Illinois recently presented GSPIA’s Dr. Carolyn Ban with the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship for her book, Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: From Diversity to Unity? The book examines how the Commission coped with the challenge of hiring and integrating thousands of newcomers from Central and Eastern European countries and how the newcomers overcame (for the most part) the perception of them as outsiders. 
 

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by: Julianne Norman

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership honored William E. Strickland with its Exemplary Leader Award at the University Club on March 21.  "Each year we honor a leader in the public sphere who exemplifies the core values of the Johnson Institute-integrity, accountability, vision, and effectiveness in public service," said Kevin Kearns, Professor and Director of the Johnson Institute.  A selection committee composed of leaders from the nonprofit community and university faculty delineates the criteria for the award each year, and identifies potential recipients.  Previous award winners include an admiral from the U.S. Coast Guard, an FBI agent who was a Time Magazine Person of the Year, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. 

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05/09/2014

Interested in advancing your career or starting a new one? Discover GSPIA’s 30-credit Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) at Noon on Friday, May 9 in Posvar Hall, room 3431.  GSPIA Professor George Dougherty will be on hand to answer questions about how the MPPM program can help advance your career in the public and nonprofit sectors.  Classes are held in the evenings, and the program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. For more information, visit the MPPM website.

05/28/2014

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) will host the National Academy of Public Administration's 13th annual Social Equity Leadership Conference on May 28-30, 2014.

 

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