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Opportunity for 2012 Alumni to be Published!
The PPIA National Office is thrilled to share that we have entered into a partnership with the Harvard Journal of Hispanic
Policy to help promote the policy papers of the students who attended our Junior Summer Institutes in 2012. As a 2012 PPIA Fellow,
this partnership presents you with an opportunity to submit a paper written during your time at a JSI for consideration to be
published on the Journal's website.
To be considered, please mention that you are a PPIA Fellow and specify that you would like to be considered for the website in the
body of your email when you submit your work. Below is the call for papers that outlines the criteria that submissions must meet
and the deadline for submissions is October 25, 2012...Best of luck!
To submit your work electronically, or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIPP Alumni Join PPIA Network
Washington, DC, 9/18/2012. The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) and UNCF Special Programs Corporation's (UNCFSP) Institute for
International Public Policy (IIPP) are excited to announce a new partnership! This partnership will expand the growing network of
minority international affairs professionals and more intentionally connect likeminded individuals to one another. PPIA and IIPP
believe this partnership showcases the strength of both organizations in preparing students and young professionals for
internationally focused careers.
In light of recent funding cuts to internationally focused training programs like IIPP, it is imperative that we build continuity
between our programs to ensure the pipeline of minority international affairs professionals remains strong. With the small number
of training programs focused on giving high achieving minority students' access to the tools and preparation needed to enter the
field of international affairs and service, the partnership is a natural step to building a broader base of professionals in the
field. The partnership will offer IIPP and PPIA fellows an opportunity to connect through the PPIA online community, during
coordinated alumni activities, and through the PPIA quarterly newsletter.
Since 1994 IIPP has placed more than 350 Fellows in more than 50 countries across the globe to study foreign affairs and
public policy. Paired with the more than 30 years of experience of the PPIA program, IIPP and PPIA fellows will not only
have the opportunity to connect with a broader network of professionals, they will also be able to share information related
to graduate school, career advice, mentoring, and more. The partnership will allow us all to make progress towards accomplishing
the goal of diversifying the field of international affairs.
Deutsche Bank GTB Diversity Council Makes Gift to PPIA
Washington, DC, 7/23/2012. PPIA is pleased to announce that the Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking (GTB) Diversity
Council has made a generous gift of $3,000 to support our efforts to increase diversity in professional public service. In
communicating the gift to PPIA, the GTB Diversity Council said, "On behalf of the GTB Diversity Council, thank you for all the
leaders you support and for the great work that you do".
This gift was the result of a nomination made by PPIA alumna Dorene J. Martinez (University of Washington JSI, 1998), who was
a member of the GTB Diversity Council and is a Vice President for Global Cash Management Sales at Deutsche Bank. Dorene received
a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
"PPIA is honored to be recognized by Deutsche Bank's GTB Diversity Council for our efforts in supporting diversity in public
leadership. This generous gift will allow us to expand our national work to educate and support the next generation of diverse
leaders," said Martha Chavez, Co-Chair of the PPIA Board of Directors.
The GTB Diversity Council at Deutsche Bank is a body tasked with improving diversity initiatives within its area of the Bank.
Recently, the council was recognized for their efforts by the cross-divisional Americas Diversity Committee with a "2011 Leader
in Diversity Award".
Application System for the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes to Be Available by Early September
Washington, DC, 7/2/2012. PPIA plans to begin receiving applications for the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes by early September through
an online application system on the PPIA website. Students who are accepted and complete an institute become PPIA Fellows, eligible
for benefits from the graduate school in the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.
Each application will include the following mandatory components:
All materials must be uploaded in electronic format through the PPIA website, and the deadline for all application materials
including letters of recommendation will be November 1, 2012. Applications may be started as early as possible - the PPIA
system allows additional materials to be uploaded until the deadline. Visit our website to
learn more about how you can become a PPIA Fellow.
- Several required essays
- Unofficial college transcripts
- A professional resume
- Official documentation of financial aid or financial status
- Two letters of recommendation - one regarding academics, the other regarding commitment to public service.
Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy Joins the PPIA Consortium
Washington, DC, 6/7/2012. Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy has joined the PPIA Graduate School Consortium. The
Sanford School becomes the 33rd member of the Consortium and the 3rd school to join PPIA in the last six months. For more information
about the Sanford School, please click here. For more information about the
Consortium in general, please click here.
Erin K. Mann Named to be Next PPIA Administrator
Washington, DC, 5/29/2012. PPIA is delighted to announce the hire of Erin K. Mann to be the full-time PPIA National Office
Administrator as of July 1, 2012. Erin comes to PPIA from the Impact Center in Washington, DC, where she currently serves as the
Women's Leadership Program Manager. Originally from California, Erin earned a Bachelor's degree in international relations from the
University of California, Davis in 2007. She moved to Washington, DC in 2007 to launch her career in public service, and has worked
for several organizations involved with public policy advocacy and leadership development.
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PPIA received more than 120 applications for the position and Erin emerged from a very strong applicant pool as the top candidate in
a series of interviews conducted in March and April by a search committee that included PPIA co-chair and Assistant Dean of the
University of California, Berkeley Goldman School Martha Chavez, APSIA Executive Director Leigh Morris Sloane, Master of Science in
Public Policy and Management Program Director Gladys Perez from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, and Maryland School of Public Policy
Associate Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations Bryan Kempton. Erin impressed the committee with her superior leadership,
strategic planning, communication, and managerial skills, as well as her deep commitment to advancing the goals and mission of PPIA.
Erin will be just the 2nd woman to manage PPIA in its 30 years of operation.
Erik Devereux, who has been serving under a consulting contract as interim PPIA administrator since last October, will continue in
that capacity through June and then will be participating in the transition in the PPIA National Office at American University. The
PPIA board looks forward to a successful transition that positions PPIA for a new era of growth and success in fostering diversity
and leadership in public service. There will be many opportunities soon for the PPIA community to meet Erin, beginning with the 10th
Annual PPIA Graduate School and Career Expo, to be held at American University in Washington, DC on July 20. For more information
about the Expo, please click here.
The PPIA leadership looks forward to welcoming Erin Mann as PPIA National Office Administrator on July 1, 2012.
American University Dean Joins PPIA Board of Directors
Washington, DC, 5/11/2012. Dean James Goldgeier of the American University School of International Service has joined
the PPIA Program's board of directors upon unanimous support within the board for the nomination.
An expert on international relations, American foreign policy, and transatlantic security, Goldgeier became dean of the School of
International Service in 2011. Under his leadership, the school has continued its involvement in, and support for PPIA's
mission. The School of International Service and the American University School of Public Affairs are working together to
facilitate the hosting of the PPIA National Office on the university campus, and to co-sponsor the upcoming
PPIA Expo on July 20.
To read Dean Goldgeier's official professional biography at American University, please click
here. To read more about the PPIA board
of directors, please click here.
PPIA Welcomes Two New Consortium Graduate Schools
Washington, DC, 12/21/2011. PPIA is please to welcome the following two new members of the Graduate School Consortium:
These two schools add several degree options, specializations and geographical locations to the over 30 other schools
in the Consortium. For more information about the Consortium in general, please click here.