Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Lindsey Anderson

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Caitlin Rice


Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President

Join Dr. Bradford L. Barham, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison, at 3:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 26 in Posvar Hall, room 3911 as he discusses the lessons learned from research undertaken as part of a major Department of Energy grant.

The Global Earthquakes Group: Response, Recovery, and Resilience (GERRR) will have an event, "Indonesia-Korea Earthquake Dialogue" at 12:00p.m., Friday, October 27 in Posvar Hall, room 3800. 

Indonesia-Korea Earthquake Dialogue
October 27, 2017
Posvar Hall, Room 3800
Indonesian and Korean food will be served.

Interested in learning more about a GSPIA degree? All prospective students are invited to a reception at the Grand Concourse Restaurant ( on November 2, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. You’ll have a chance to meet and mingle with GSPIA faculty, current GSPIA students, and GSPIA admissions staff, who will answer your questions about the program and the application process. 

Recent News

October 10, 2017

The cover stories of the 2017 issue of GSPIA Perspectives focus on promoting diversity and inclusion. Dean John Keeler points out what made this important theme especially compelling now is that the 2016-2017 academic year was Pitt’s Year of Diversity, and within GSPIA an unprecedented number of events were organized to address many facets of the issue. 

October 06, 2017

In a matter of weeks, three major hurricanes levied profound impacts on communities across the Caribbean and parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Thousands of people are engaged in ongoing response and recovery operations, including GSPIA alumni: 

October 06, 2017

The African Studies Program in the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh welcomed Dr. Louis A. Picard as its new Director this fall. Dr. Picard has over 40 years of knowledge and experience on the continent, from his days as one of the first Peace Corps Volunteers to his present work as a distinguished researcher, technical consultant, and practitioner. 

October 06, 2017

Rachel Vinciguerra traveled to Les Cayes Haiti during summer 2017, in part, to conduct a program evaluation for the Fi Ki Fò (strong girl), girls’ empowerment program, at Pwoje Espwa orphanage. During her internship, she and some colleagues noticed a gap in services and resources available to young women at the orphanage compared to men. As a result, Rachel and her colleagues established a pen-pal program between teen girls at Pwoje Espwa and young professional women in the U.S. called Write to Be. 

October 06, 2017

As part of the Shale Gas Governance Center fall lecture series, GSPIA alumnus and Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale gave a talk on “Impact Fees: working as promised?” covering the history and implementation of impact fees on shale gas extraction.

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