A reception for GSPIA alumni will take place at 6 pm, Monday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive). The reception is in conjunction with the ASPA Annual Conference (you need not be an attendee to attend the reception). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An alumni reception will be held in Washington, DC at 6 pm, Wed., March 11 in the Beacon Hotel (1615 Rhode Island, NW, Washington, DC). Join your fellow GSPIAns, Pitt Law alums and current students for a networking event. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Guests are welcome. Click here, to RSVP.
GSPIA Associate Professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran will host a two day conference, March 18-19, 2015, featuring international researchers with expertise in the shale gas industry. Details to follow.
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2015 GSPIA Graduation
GSPIA Associate Professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran was among the faculty honorees at the University of Pittsburgh's Honors Convocation 2015. Gamper-Rabindran was honored for serving as the Bley Stein Visiting Professor at the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies, a leading institute in the Middle-East promoting peace and environmental protection. At Pitt, she specializes in environment, energy and development economics and policy, playing a leading role in the establishment of the Energy and Environment major at GSPIA. She has also organized the upcoming conference Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide, to be held March 18-19. The conference, which brings top international scholars in environmental and energy policies, to Pitt for the conference and book workshop, is free and open to the public. To register for the conference, click here.
The University of Pittsburgh has named GSPIA Assistant Professor Jeremy Weber as a 2015 Faculty Fellow in Sustainability. Weber is currently researching the impacts of policies regulating the generation and management of public revenues from natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.
Associate Professor Michael Kenney’s article: “Cyber-Terrorism in a Post-Stuxent World” has been the most downloaded Orbis article in the last 90 days. According to Kenney’s paper, Recent cyber-attacks such as Stuxnet and Anonymous’ increasingly aggressive digital activism have rekindled fears that cyber-terrorism is an imminent threat. However, the concept remains poorly understood. Read more.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has been ranked 6th overall, and 2nd among public universities, in the 2015 Best Value Schools ranking of the 50 most innovative public service schools in the United States. The only schools that ranked higher were those at Harvard, Duke, New York University, Princeton and Rutgers.
Asha Williams (MID ’07) will receive the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award on March 18, 2015, at a ceremony to be held in the WPU Ballroom, 4: 30 pm to 6: 30 pm. GSPIA students are encouraged to meet Asha at 11 am in Room 3911. Asha is currently a Social Protection Specialist at The World Bank, where she provides support in the areas of project preparation, coordination, analysis, and research for lending and non-lending activities in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
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