GSPIA's Office of Student Services will host an information session for prospective students at 10:00 a.m. - noon on Sat., Dec. 6, in Posvar Hall, room 3911. Enrollment counselors will be available to answer your questions, introduce you to GSPIA’s degree offerings, and provide helpful tips about what the admissions committee hopes to see in successful applicants. Financial aid and career options will be covered. This is an ideal session for anyone considering a PhD, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public & International Affairs, Master of International Development, or Master of Public Policy & Management. To register, click here or for more information call, 412-648-7640 or email, email@example.com.
The Ridgway Center will host a two-day conference (March 19-20) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.each day in Ballroom B of the University Club. The title of the conference: “Containing Threat Convergence, Exploiting Threat Divergence: US Strategy for Dealing with Emerging Threats.” More information to follow.
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.
Centers & Initiative
2014 GSPIA Graduation
By Chris Gursky
Several GSPIA LPP students attended a lecture by Robert S. Mueller III, former Director of the FBI on November 19th, 2014 presented as a part of the Robert Morris University Speaker Series at Heinz Hall. Throughout his talk, Mueller toed the line between somber discussions of past and present security threats and more light-hearted jests about his personal life.
GSPIA Associate Professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran and a number of Pitt researchers recently contributed to a special issue of Energy Technology. Gamper-Rabindran examined the gaps in the collection of information—and access to that information—which prevents the public, researchers, regulators, and investors from fully understanding the health and environmental impacts from the shale industry. Resolving these information gaps would enable further innovations in risk-management strategies and, thus, benefit the industry and society
In his new book, Nontaxation and Representation, Assistant Professor Kevin Morrison goes against much conventional wisdom regarding the effects of different kinds of revenues. He argues that instead of taxation leading to representation, it leads to instability in democracies and dictatorships. In contrast, he argues that oil revenues, foreign aid, and various other kinds of nontax revenues enable governments to lower taxation and increase spending, thereby increasing stability in democracies and dictatorships.
The University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and University Center for Social and Urban Research, invites paper abstract submissions for a workshop on Regional and Governance Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling, to be held on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Thanks to a summer internship and the writing skills of Lindsay Angelo, (MPA ’15), a research assistant with the Ford Institute for Human Security, Bright Kids Uganda has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Diehl Family Foundation. The grant will be used as “seed money” to fund new programs designed to help Bright Kids become more financially self-sustainable.
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, Assistant Professor Kevin Morrison illustrates in his new book how taxation leads to instability, not representation.
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