Caitlin Rice


Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Lindsey Anderson

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President

Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, University of Pittsburgh main campus, Pittsburgh PA 15236

Thinking about applying to GSPIA? Join us for an information session to learn more about the application process and to find the academic program that is right for you. Current GSPIA students, admissions counselors, and career counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and offer the inside scoop on what the admissions committee hopes to see in successful applicants. Financial aid and career options will be covered. This is an ideal session for anyone considering a PhD, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public & International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy & Management. 

The session will be held on GSPIA’s campus in 3911 Posvar Hall. If you would like to attend, please register here: 

If you have any questions, please contact GSPIA at 412-648-7640 or

Monday, April 16th - Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
For more information: 
Sandy Monteverde, Ridgway Center, ( or
Diane Cohen, Ford Institute, (

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:00 p.m.
University Club, Ballroom B

Recent News

December 07, 2017

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Manager William D. McKain CPA recently presented the Frank J. Lucchino Distinguished Service Award to GSPIA Alumnus Mr. Randolph (Randy) W. Brockington (MPA '86), Executive Deputy Director of the Office of Administrative and Information Management Services in the Department of Human Services (DHS).

December 06, 2017

The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and the Pitt Sustainability Task Force has awarded a grant to GSPIA Associate Professor Jeremy Weber to study the costs associated with abandoned oil and gas wells. In this pilot study, Weber, and Assistant Professor Daniel Bain, Pitt’s Department of Geology and environmental Science, will examine the long-term effects of conventional oil and gas wells on property values and real estate development in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  

December 05, 2017

The Matthew Ridgway Center recently hosted former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering of the Iran Project to discuss the state of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Ambassador Pickering began his talk encouraging tough questions. “The most intrusive and difficult questions are the ones we should be exploring together,” said Pickering.

November 30, 2017

Dr. Bradford L. Barham from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison gave a talk on “Lessons for sustainable agricultural policies from the US bioenergy boom that wasn’t.” Barham offered important insights into the lessons learned on the necessity of supplementing projections done in a lab with actual field research.  According to Barham, in the late 2000s there was a major bioenergy push, driven by the high price of oil at that time; certain scientists and policymakers believed that cellulosic fuel, ethanol made from plant fibers, was the future.  

November 29, 2017

The 2016 GSPIA Perspectives, with cover stories on Promoting International Development, won a “Gold” MarCom Award for publications. The awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. Each issue of GSPIA Perspectives focuses on a certain program area, with this edition centering around the Master of International Development (MID), one of three, two-year master degree programs at GSPIA.  

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