Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Caitlin Rice


Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Lindsey Anderson

Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Unit Chief, FEMA

Pitt US Passport Day
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Officials from the US Postal Service, acting on behalf of the US Department of State, will be on campus on January 17-18, 2017 to accept US passport and renewal applications from Pitt students, faculty and staff.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3911

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Soho Pittsburgh, 
Guest speaker – Jen Liptak (MPA ’98), Chief of Staff for Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Appetizers provided – drinks available for purchase
Please RSVP to Jean Hale, 

Recent News

January 11, 2017

David J. Hickton, former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been appointed founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security.

January 10, 2017

The online news site “The Incline,” recently unveiled its 2017 “Who’s Next” winners – 19 people who are shaping Pittsburgh’s political scene.  Among the winners is Nikki Lu, (MPIA, ’13), political director for the SEIU in Western Pennsylvania. Lu is the daughter of an Irish-American mother who worked multiple odd jobs and a political refugee father from Vietnam who worked as a steelworker in a Rubbermaid factory. 

January 06, 2017

Dr. Michael Poznansky, assistant professor of international affairs and intelligence studies, spoke with KDKA host Robert Mangino about the latest developments between the U.S. Intelligence Community and President-elect Trump. The discussion focused on the recent upheaval over President-elect Trump’s “Tweets” regarding the intelligence community assessment of the Russian government’s attempt to interfere with the presidential election.  

January 05, 2017

George Cretekos, (MPA '70), leads by example. He has a long history of serving others. For 35 years, George served in both Pinellas County and Washington, D.C. as aide to U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young. He then continued his service in the Clearwater City Council and now serves as Mayor of Clearwater.

January 03, 2017

Named in the honor of the Ford Institute’s founder, Dr. Simon Reich, the award promotes high-quality research and writing by GSPIA students in the field of human security. Students are encouraged to submit a paper, and faculty are encouraged to nominate papers for consideration.

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Featured Publication
Commanding Military Power

Commanding Military Power offers a new explanation of why some armed forces are stronger than others. Ryan Grauer advances a ‘command structure theory’ which combines insights from organization theory, international relations, and security studies literatures to provide a unique perspective on military power. 


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