Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Caitlin Rice


Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Lindsey Anderson

Presidential Management Fellow, FEMA

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International


The Philanthropy Forum will host guest lecturers Kim Dempsey of the Kresge Foundation and Christine Looney of the Ford Foundation at 8:30 a.m. Wed. Jan. 28 at the University Club (123 University Place, Oakland). To register, click here


As part of the Ford Institute’s Spring 2015 Speaker Series, guest lecturers Geoffrey Dabelko and Peter Walker will be on campus to discuss the implications of climate change at 12 p.m., Wed., Feb. 4 in Posvar Hall room 3911.


As part of the Ford Institute’s Spring 2015 Speaker Series, guest lecturers Daniel W. Bromley and Susan Martin will be on campus to discuss the implications of climate change at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9 in Posvar Hall room 3011.

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January 22, 2015

GSPIA/Pitt is ranked #19 world-wide in the 2015 Foreign Policy magazine rankings of the top 25 master’s programs for those seeking a policy career in international relations.  GSPIA/Pitt ranked #16 among U.S. programs and #3 among programs at U.S. public universities, behind only UC-San Diego and UC-Berkeley.  The full rankings are included in the January/February 2015 issue of Foreign Policy.

January 21, 2015

Jessica Kuntz, MPIA '15, spent the past year in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina as a Boren fellow, and recently examined the policy ending the Bosnia War in a Trib Live editorial--The Dayton Accords, 20 years on.

January 16, 2015

The University of Pittsburgh recently honored GSPIA staff members marking significant milestones including Mary Ann Gebet (40 years), Melissa Grzyb and Julie Nys, (10 years), and Shannon Brenner, Diane Cohen, Emmylou Dick and Katherine Risko, (five years).

January 13, 2015

In 2005, the Tribune-Review reported on the radicalization of one of the brothers in the French terror attacks. Terrorist expert Michael Kenney adds context to the story in an interview with Trib reporter Andrew Conte. 

January 13, 2015

The board of directors of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has named Joy Braunstein, MPA ’08, as the executive director effective, Jan. 26.  

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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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