GSPIA is pleased to co-sponsor, along with Fourth Economy Consulting, this month's meet-up of Agents of Change on July 27, 5-7 pm at the Gandy Dancer Saloon, Station Square (2 hours free parking in the East Parking Lot with validation from Gandy Dancer Saloon).
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University Club, Ballroom B
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 3930 Posvar Hall
Centers & Initiative
2017 GSPIA Graduation
Energy & Environment Blog
Trailblazers, role models and inspirations are just a few words to describe five Pitt alumni who were recognized in June for their accomplishments and community outreach. Among those honored was GSPIA Alumna Cecile Springer (MURP ’71).
Assistant Professor Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili recently spoke with Carl Prine a reporter for the San Diego Union Tribune on the the potential buildup of US troops and the uncertain future of the Afghan government. Recent weeks have proven turbulent in Afghanistan with ISIS and the Taliban carrying out and claiming attacks on civilians, and there has been talk on Capitol Hill of Defense Secretary Mattis’ plan to deploy approximately 4,000 more troops. Though this claim was refuted by the Pentagon, it left many wondering, can the Afghan government stand on its own against these insurgent and anti-government groups? To read full article, click here.
Pennsylvania has a long legacy of natural gas drilling. One unfortunate aspect of the legacy is a host of abandoned shallow gas wells throughout the state, some of which likely leak gases or liquids harmful to animals, plants, or people. This raises the question of the fate of the more than 10,000 unconventional natural gas wells that have been drilled in the state over the last decade, with more drilled each day. Read more.
Last week, President Donald Trump tried to pit our two cities against each other when he announced, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." As the mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris, we’re here to say that we’re more united than ever. Read More.
University of Pittsburgh alumnus, and GSPIA adjunct faculty member David Coplan, (MSW-MPA ’93), will receive the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management (NSWM) annual conference, June 15, 2017, in New York City. Coplan earned a joint degree at Pitt’s School of Social Work and GSPIA with a concentration in Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA) in 1993. The Exemplar award is given annually to social work executives who demonstrate outstanding performance for the public good on the local, state, or national level.
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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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