Rebecca Young

MID '14
 
 

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns
 
 

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International
 
 

Lindsey Anderson

Visiting Senior Lecturer
 
 

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14
 
 

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12
 
 

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America
 
 

Caitlin Rice

GSPIA MPIA/SIS
 
 

Camille Gockowski

MID '14
 
 

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President
 
 

Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President
 
 

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14
 

The Shale Gas Governance Center will host guest speaker Daniel Raimi at Noon, Wed., Feb. 28 in Wesley Posvar Hall, room 3911. During his talk, Mr. Raimi will discuss his recently released book, The Fracking Debate. Mr. Raimi is a senior research associate for Resources for the Future.

Please join Dean John Keeler at 6:00 p.m., Wed, March 7 for a terrific opportunity to network with GSPIA students and fellow alumni in Washington, DC. To RSVP, click here.  

March 7, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Jr. Ballroom 1
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Join Pitt Law for the Energy Law and Policy Institute to be part of panel conversations surrounding prescient issues in Oil & Gas Law International Law, Environmental Law, and Renewable Energy and to learn from national and international experts about the current landscape of energy-related issues in Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm
Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

Recent News

February 15, 2018

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. 

February 14, 2018

In the recent article “How Andrew Carnegie set the stage for Bill Gates to give away his fortune, altering philanthropy forever,” director of GSPIA’s Philanthropy Forum Kathleen Buechel spoke with Lisa Stiffler of GeeKWire about the future of philanthropy.

February 14, 2018

The U.S. nuclear power industry has found it difficult to compete in electricity markets in recent years. Major operators such as Exelon have shuttered nuclear power plants and announced plans to close others in the future. In an effort to improve their profitability, nuclear power plant operators have sought subsidies from state governments in which their plants are located. At the urging of operators, policy makers in Illinois and New York have agreed to provide billions of dollars in “zero emission credits” to nuclear power plants, ostensibly to compensate nuclear power’s lack of greenhouse gas emissions. Similar subsidies have been considered in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Zero emission credits have been widely criticized and a majority of Americans hold an unfavorable view of nuclear power.

February 13, 2018

Associate Professor Jeremy Weber, Director of GSPIA’s Shale Gas Governance Center (SGGC), recently discussed the rising price of crude oil with NPR reporter Erika Beras.  According to the report, the cost of a barrel oil increased by 30% over the past 6 months, prompting Beras to ask “Is the oil industry back?”  Dr. Weber joined Samantha Rose, an Energy Policy Analysis at the Brookings Institution and Mukul M. Sharma, Engineering Professor at the University of Texas Austin to discuss the increase in price and the implications for oil producers.  

February 06, 2018

The Shale Gas Governance Center (SGGC) is hiring a summer intern to conduct research on issues related to abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania. The internship will begin May 15 and end August 15. Pitt graduate students who have completed at least one year of study and enrolled for fall 2018 are eligible to apply.  Some familiarity with data organization and analysis is required. GIS skills are especially helpful. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with limited supervision are also valued. To apply, master degree students, click here and PhD students, click here

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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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