Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Caitlin Rice


Lindsey Anderson

Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Unit Chief, FEMA

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Dupont Circle Hotel
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Please join Dean John Keeler for a terrific opportunity to network with fellow alumni in Washington, DC. 

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar.

If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP by June 23rd by clicking here. We very much hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you at the reception!

Dupont Circle Hotel
Glover Park Ballroom
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University Club, Ballroom B

Recent News

June 14, 2017

By Assistant Professor Jeremy Weber and Andrew Earle

Pennsylvania has a long legacy of natural gas drilling. One unfortunate aspect of the legacy is a host of abandoned shallow gas wells throughout the state, some of which likely leak gases or liquids harmful to animals, plants, or people. This raises the question of the fate of the more than 10,000 unconventional natural gas wells that have been drilled in the state over the last decade, with more drilled each day.  Read more.

June 12, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump tried to pit our two cities against each other when he announced, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." As the mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris, we’re here to say that we’re more united than ever. Read More.

June 08, 2017

University of Pittsburgh alumnus, and GSPIA adjunct faculty member David Coplan, (MSW-MPA ’93), will receive the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management (NSWM) annual conference, June 15, 2017, in New York City. Coplan earned a joint degree at Pitt’s School of Social Work and GSPIA with a concentration in Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA) in 1993. The Exemplar award is given annually to social work executives who demonstrate outstanding performance for the public good on the local, state, or national level. 

May 31, 2017

BBC environment correspondent, Matt McGrath, recently discussed the rise of fracking for national gas and its impact on the coal and nuclear industries with GSPIA Assistant Professor Jeremy Weber. The article, Fragile future for US nuclear power, explores the diminishing role of the nuclear energy industry and President Trump’s efforts to roll back regulations in the coal industry.

May 25, 2017

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center recently hosted leading terrorism experts Dr. Marc Sageman, M.D., and Dr. Martha Crenshaw, for a panel discussion on combating terrorism in the U.S. moderated by Dr. Michael Kenney, interim director of the center. 

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