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PPIA has much to be grateful for in 2016! For 35 years, we have been committed to promoting the leadership development of underrepresented groups in public service. We moved our national office to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis…

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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is excited to launch a summer fellowship program designed to help undergraduate students thrive in master’s degree programs and launch careers in public service. The Humphrey School…

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Northeastern University founded the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs 10 years ago to provide a space for applied interdisciplinary research. Since then, the School has created a tradition of high-impact research, education and engagement with communities of practitioners…

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Learn what it’s like to be a Junior Summer Institute Fellow from alumni. The deadline for this year’s upcoming Junior Summer Institute is November 1st, 2016.  Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate…

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The 2017 Rangel Fellowship application closes Monday, September 19th at 11:59PM EST and they will be hosting two virtual information sessions to discuss the Rangel Graduate Fellowship, including program elements and the application process. They invite you and prospective applicants…

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations. The program affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research, with a placement at…

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Keynote Speaker Benjamin Jealous Former President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) RSVP Today! Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Achievement Award Recipients This award celebrates and recognizes an alumni from 1981-2005 with an established career who…

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Keynote Speaker Benjamin Jealous Former President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) RSVP Today! During the Anniversary Celebration we will be addressed by our keynote speaker, Benjamin Jealous and will announce the PPIA Emerging Leader…

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Join us for the 14th Annual PPIA Graduate School and Career Fair! Held in the nation’s capital, the PPIA Public Service EXPO serves as a creative commons for prospective applicants to public policy and international affairs schools, for individuals seeking…

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Join faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. in West Village F, outside of room 20, in Northeastern University’s Boston campus for a free drop-in information session before the School of Public Policy and Urban…

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Note: Some of the questions in this interview have been edited for brevity and clarity A Northeastern University professor has partnered with folks in Saudi Arabia to develop an experiential philanthropy education program in Saudi universities. Rebecca Riccio, director of…

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Starting February 10, join faculty and staff on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in West Village F, room 114, in our Boston campus for a free drop-in information session before our Myra Kraft Open Classroom, a free seminar series…

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