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Check out our blog below for all the latest updates from PPIA, our partners, and our alumni. You can also see our most recent newsletter updates.


For over 20 years, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy has prepared cross-sector public leaders through the most unique policy graduate studies curriculum in the country. By melding quantitative analysis with qualitative research and exploration, our students and graduates not only…

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Register to attend, sponsor, or be an exhibitor! Check back weekly for new additions to the list below. American University – School of Public Affairs* Brandeis University – The Heller School for Social Policy and Management * Carnegie Endowment for…

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The new PPIA LinkedIn page will be a space for sharing news and opportunities related to public policy and international affairs graduate school programs and jobs for PPIA alumni and community members alike. Follow us on all platforms to stay…

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Join us for the 17th Annual PPIA Graduate School and Career Fair on Friday, July 12th, 2019 in Washington, DC! Registration for attendees is FREE! The EXPO brings together representatives of some of the nation’s top graduate programs in public policy…

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Save the date for the 17th Annual PPIA Graduate School and Career Fair on Friday, July 12th, 2019 in Washington, DC! The EXPO brings together representatives of some of the nation’s top graduate programs in public policy and international affairs…

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PPIA alumni chapters have been gathering throughout the country to extend PPIA’s goal of promoting the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented communities in public service. Check out dispatches from the field below! PPIA Southern California Alumni Chapter On August 24th,…

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Public Service Weekends PPIA’s mission and overall focus is to increase the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. NASPAA, the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and…

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Last year, I had the honor of serving as one of the co-chairs for PPIA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. In that role, I was able to coordinate the event, but did not get to spend time with the fellows from Princeton…

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An excellent article published by the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy about the PPIA Program:  http://fordschool.umich.edu/news/2017/35-years-next-gen-policy-leaders-reflect-policy-prep-school 35 years on, next-gen leaders reflect on public policy, international affairs prep school Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Angela Banks (MPP ’97)…

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  We had the pleasure to interview Michael Mitchell (PPIA 2009, Carnegie Mellon University) who is the Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director of the State Policy Fellowship Program at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Mr. Mitchell focuses on…

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  We had the opportunity to speak with PPIA Alum Jennifer Godinez, the Associate Director of the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP). In our interview, we discusses the state of education in Minnesota and how MNEEP is working to ensure that students of…

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Congratulations to the UCSD GPS Public Service Weekend Participants! Read the full story below published by UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, written by Anthony King and Sarah Pfledderer. Paths to public service GPS hosted ambitious, diverse students for…

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