The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)'s mission and overall focus are to increase the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. NASPAA, supports these goals and shares PPIA’s vision in creating a new generation of diverse students to enter graduate programs and pursue careers in public service.
PPIA is thrilled to continue hosting Public Service Weekends in 2019 to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service.
Visit the links below to learn more about each host site’s eligibility requirements, conference highlights, and access the application. The application requires a 300-500 word essay, resume, and unofficial transcript(s).
Fall 2019 Conference Hosts
- Engaging A New Generation To Restore Trust in Public Service The New School – Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, New York City, NY, Sep. 27-28, 2019
- Advancing Social Justice Through Public Service: Lessons from California University of California, Los Angeles – Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 4 – 6, 2019
- The Right to Freedom, Safety, and Health: Transformative Public Leadership to Ensure Domestic and Global Human Rights University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN Oct. 11 – 13, 2019
- Leading from the Front; Understanding Your Role in Changemaking University of California, San Diego – School of Global Policy and Strategy, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-13, 2019
- Ensuring Accountability and Integrity – Public Service as a Force for Positive Change University at Albany – SUNY Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Albany, NY, Oct 25-27, 2019
- Diverse Voices in Public Policy and International Affairs Georgetown University – McCourt School of Public Policy & Walsh School of Foreign Service, Nov. 22-24, 2019
Summer 2019 Conference Hosts
- Social Equity and Public Service Virginia Commonwealth University – L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Richmond, VA, June 14-16, 2019
- Local Action, Global Goals: Service For Sustainable Development – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Seton Hall University – School of Diplomacy and International Relations, New York, NY and South Orange, NJ, June 21-23, 2019
- Leadership in the Age of Smart Cities: How Data and Technology Impacts Equity in our Communities Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College, Washington, DC, July 12-14, 2019
- Social Justice and Public Service: Think Globally, Act Locally University of Southern California – Sol Price School of Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA July 19-21, 2019
- NextGen Leadership: Ethics and Practice George Washington University – Elliott School & Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, Washington, DC, July 25-28, 2019