NASPAA50th Anniversary

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

February 29 & March 7, 2020

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, specifically Transportation Policy. Learn more


Advancing Quality and Innovative Teaching & Learning for Public Service

March 26 & 27, 2020, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Join NASPAA and your colleagues in Ho Chi Minh City on March 26 & 27, 2020! The Advancing Quality and Innovative Teaching & Learning for Public Service conference, hosted in collaboration with Fulbright University Vietnam, seeks to support program development in strategic management and pedagogy across two days. Learn more


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