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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.

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2019 NASPAA Annual Conference

Preliminary schedule of panels is available

We are pleased to share a the preliminary schedule of panels. This year's lineup features over 90 panel sessions with more than 350 presenters. Onsite Registration is available. Learn more 

2019 Accreditation Institute

2019 NASPAA Accreditation Institute

Join your colleagues for a day of interactive, strategic program management and accreditation training at the 2019 NASPAA Annual conference! For more information please click here!

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Global Winners Announced!

585 students, at 11 Global sites tackled the
challenges of Migration Policy on February 23, 2019