Rebecca Young

MID '14

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Caitlin Rice


Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Lindsey Anderson

Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Unit Chief, FEMA

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3430

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3911
(GSPIA students only)

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Posvar Hall, Room 3911
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Recent News

February 17, 2017

Dr. Müge Finkel recently participated in the Wilson Center’s 50 by 50, the 5th year anniversary event in Washington D.C. The event was hosted by the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) which was started in 2011 by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to empower the next generation of women around the world and mobilize them on issues of critical importance in public service. 

February 15, 2017

Former Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, at George Washington University, delivered the University of Pittsburgh General Roscoe Robinson Memorial Lecture on Wed., Feb. 8 at the University Club.  Dr. Brigety began the lecture praising his childhood “hero,” General Roscoe Robinson. 

“As someone who aspired to a military career, the example of an African-American four-star officer who served his country with distinction was a powerful influence on me…” said Brigety. 

February 15, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh will hold its first-ever giving day on Pitt’s Founders’ Day–Tuesday, February 28, 2017–which marks the 230th anniversary of the founding of the University of Pittsburgh. Through Pitt Day of Giving, we will join together as a community in support of Pitt students, working to decrease the financial burden they carry as future alumni. GSPIA is very much a part of Pitt Day of Giving; we appreciate your support! 

February 13, 2017

GSPIA faculty in the Energy and Environment (E&E) major have created a blog providing  commentary and analysis of E&E issues of public interest. Three years ago, GSPIA developed the E&E major as Pennsylvania emerged as the global epicenter of extracting natural gas from shale formations. The public policy dimensions of shale gas development are many, ranging from local zoning decisions to global climate change agreements. More broadly, the E&E major features courses addressing a wide range of energy and environment issues from a local, national, and global perspective and equips students with subject knowledge and analytic skills for jobs in local government, industry, and nonprofits. The E&E blog serves as yet another learning pathway for students and faculty to work together to research, analyze and write about the pertinent issues facing the rapidly and shifting energy and environment landscape. The inaugural post, Energy Production and Policy: Quickly Changing: Increasingly Relevant, written by Assistant Professor Jeremy Weber, discusses the emerging and fading energy industries. 

February 10, 2017

By Colin P. Clarke (Ph.D., '11) & Chad C. Serena (Ph.D., '10)

As he promised on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump has moved quickly against the Islamic State, directing the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop an aggressive plan to defeat the group and temporarily banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Critics of the ban believe it will actually weaken domestic counterterrorism efforts and bolster Islamic State propaganda and recruitment. But there is another glaring hole in this strategy as it is currently comprised: it fails to address another half-dozen or so other terrorist groups throughout the world that threaten American security and global order.

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