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U.S. News and World Report ranked GSPIA's graduate degree programs among some of the best in the nation. GSPIA was ranked #7 in International/Global Policy and Administration, #1 among public universities (tied with one other school). In Local Government Management, GSPIA was ranked #19. GSPIA's ranking in Public Affairs remained constant at #34.
GSPIA is one of only 4 schools, and the only public university, in the top 20 in both International/Global Policy and Administration and Local Government Management.
GSPIA's Master of Public Administration Program Director, Sabina Deitrick, traveled with a team of GSPIA students to Toronto for the 48th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference. Jennifer Bert, a MPIA '10 graduate & current PhD student and Xiaoying Yu, a current MPA student studying nonprofit management, presented alongside Professor Deitrick. Their poster, "Gentrification in Pittsburgh: A Comparison Across Methods and Communities," was displayed during the poster session.
KDKA reporter Ralph Iannotti interviewed GSPIA students engaged in a joint research project with the FBI spearheaded by Associate Professor Michael Kenney. The foundation for the partnership developed out of the student working groups at the Matthew Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at GSPIA, under the leadership of Dr. Phil Williams, director of the center. “As a policy school, GSPIA strives to give its students experience in conducting policy relevant research inside and outside the classroom,” explained Associate Professor Kenney. The students in the group work collaboratively and share a common interest in a career in intelligence and law enforcement. Read more.
GSPIA's Leadership During Crisis Podcast -- sponsored by the Center for Disaster Management and the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum -- posted its second episode focused on Pittsburgh's water infrastructure crisis. This episode, led by PhD student Lucy Gillespie, explores crisis leadership from several unique dimensions in asking not only how local leaders are managing Pittsburgh's recent boil water alerts, but - more importantly - what they are doing in the mid and long-term to avoid a more significant water crisis like what occurred in Flint, Michigan.
Often, the most visible elements of a response to disaster are first responders and operational teams; however, behind the scenes are always the financial, logistics, and policy staff who help make disaster preparedness and response possible. Ed Roes (MPA ’86) is one these individuals. Ed serves as a senior member of the City of Los Angeles’ administrative team, focusing on services that support the city’s public safety and emergency services. He has served the City for nearly 30 years.
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Reaching Beyond Pittsburgh
The US shale boom and efforts by other countries to exploit their shale resources could reshape energy and environmental landscapes across the world. But how might those landscapes change? Will countries with significant physical reserves try to exploit them? Will they protect or harm local communities and the global climate? Will the benefits be shared or retained by powerful interests? And how will these decisions be made? In the book, GSPIA associate professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran brings together experts working at the forefront of shale gas issues on four continents to explain how countries reach their decisions on shale development.
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