Lindsey Anderson

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President

Caitlin Rice


Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

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

The Shale Gas Governance Center will host Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale (MPA ’97) to discuss the Impact Fee on unconventional gas wells. 

September 20, 2017
Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Recent News

August 14, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and Pitt alumna Frances Hesselbein, has established The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
Since 1990, Hesselbein has been at the helm of a leadership institute founded as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. In 2012, the organization was renamed to honor Hesselbein and her ongoing contributions. It continued its work and mission as The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute by providing social sector leaders with essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations. The institute has chosen to transfer many of its assets to the University of Pittsburgh to establish The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum.

July 27, 2017

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership released its annual report for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Kevin Kearns, a GSPIA professor and director of the institute, highlighted the new and ongoing programs that make the Johnson Institute such a valuable asset to Pitt, the Pittsburgh community, and the world beyond. This year, the institute received the largest single foundation grant in its history from the Richard King Mellon Foundation in recognition of its community outreach initiatives such as the Leadership Portfolio Program and the Nonprofit Clinic. 

July 25, 2017

Dr. Louise Comfort accepted the 2017 B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic Excellence in Emergency Management in Higher Education from North Dakota State University. The award is given annually to scholars who have made contributions to the field of emergency management, a field to which Dr. Comfort has dedicated her career. 

July 13, 2017

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). 

June 26, 2017

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. 

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