Is Democracy Dying

The Global Standard in Public Service Education

We promote the ideal of public service globally. We want the best prepared students to enter public service, and we want the best faculty to teach and research in our field. Everything we do focuses on these goals.



2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

Nominate your MPA/MPP students by January 5, 2020. Self-registering students may apply.

Join peers and professors at competition sites around the world as they take on the challenge of achieving Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Nominate your students now for the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition! Learn more

2019 NASPAACareer Meeting

2019 NASPAA Career Professionals Meeting

DEC 4-6, 2019 SAN DIEGO, CA

Join your colleagues to discuss the latest developments in the employment market, best practices, professional development and to network with peers. For more information please click here.

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