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New executive degree is designed for professionals with nine or more years of experience in the field American University’s School of International Service (SIS) has announced a new online executive degree track, the Master of International Service (MIS), designed for…

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Stephen Y. Kim 2009 University of Michigan PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellow 2015 M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Six years have passed since completing my PPIA Junior Summer Institute at the University of Michigan. However,…

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Committed to public service, contributing to change The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy serves as one of the nation’s key centers for the theory and practice of planning and public policy scholarship and analysis. As part…

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The following post by PPIA Board of Directors member Carmen Iezzi Mezzera originally appeared on the website Careers in Government. Business. Politics. Education. Public Health. Communications. Job-seekers are realizing a new reality: most careers – down to the local level…

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A major milestone took place for the faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan: the school celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 31, 2014. In 1999, the University…

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The great challenges of our time demand a global perspective. The School of International Service (SIS) at American University produces cutting edge research and prepares the next generation of leaders to address global challenges. A top ten school of international…

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The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world’s leading schools for the study of international relations. Located in Denver, Colorado, the Josef Korbel School invites students from around the globe to think beyond the Beltway with…

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Seyron Foo, 2008 Princeton University Junior Summer Institute Fellow I vividly remember long nights during my PPIA summer working with my cohort to finish the slew of economics, statistics, and policy assignments that never seemed to end. It feels like…

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Enrique Ruacho, 2008 University of Michigan Junior Summer Institute Fellow The skills I developed during my time at a Junior Summer Institute prepared me to enter graduate school in public policy, which has had a profound impact on my career….

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Do you believe that one person can make a difference from within a system? Do you want to develop your understanding of management, leadership, evaluation, administration, statistics and policy while being in the heart of Washington, D.C. – the nucleus…

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Earlier this year, a group of 25 graduate students from the Price School of Public Policy traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to explore housing provisions and make recommendations based on experiences of other major metropolitan areas as part of the…

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Kiyadh Burt, 2014 Princeton Junior Summer Institute Fellow I had such a wonderful experience at Princeton University’s Junior Summer Institute (JSI) this past summer. The people, the campus, the squirrels in their varying shades, and the world famous ice cream…

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