Initiatives

NASPAA Turns 50!

NASPAA Turns 50 this year and it's time to celebrate!

NASPAA's Areas of Emphasis

NASPAA's Executive Council in their (October 2017) meeting, determined they would like to see our field make a commitment in the areas of: Civic Engagement, Inclusion, Globalization, and Sustainability. To further the Council's vision NASPAA has embarked on a number of initiatives.

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Civic Engagement Intitiative

NASPAA Voter Registration Challenge

As part one of an overarching new Civic Engagement Initiative NASPAA launched a Voter Registration Challenge.  

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Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 16, and other Sustainability Efforts

NASPAA believes our member schools can and should be leaders in the discussion of the UN SDG's, particularly SDG 16.  As the Global Standard for Public Affairs Education our member schools are the producers of the next wave of public servants and leaders.  The people on the front lines who will be facing the challenges of implementing and achieving these laudable goals.

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PhD Pathways Initiative

Resources for Public Affairs Doctoral Candidates and Recent Graduates

NASPAA seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in public affairs doctoral programs.