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Enter the 5th Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge!

Submission deadline: September 1, 2021

Your NASPAA Institution is invited to join a ‘pitch competition’ cosponsored by NASPAA and Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Public Service in honor of the late Sen. George V. Voinovich. The Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge is an annual event that highlights exciting new strategies for enhancing student education, addressing unmet needs, advancing knowledge, and/or improving programmatic efficiency or effectiveness. This year, the challenge is focused on Expanding Opportunity for Underserved CommunitiesMore details


Call For Proposals: NASPAA South Asia Virtual Conference

Deadline for panel proposal: August 22, 2021

The 2021 Virtual NASPAA South Asia Conference in November 2021, to be organized by NASPAA; the South Asian Institute of North South University, Bangladesh; and the JSW School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, aims to bring together academics, practitioners from civil society, and representatives from the private sector from South Asia to virtually share lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic and to discuss ways to prepare public leaders for a post-pandemic world.  More details

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