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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.


Sadia Saifuddin is a rising senior at UC Berkeley and a 2013 PPIA Fellow. She was appointed to the prestigious post of student regent-designate on July 23, 2013. To read full coverage of this story click here.

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The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs builds on Northeastern’s reputation for experiential learning and solving real-world problems. Through co-ops, internships, capstone projects and research with faculty in our centers, students extend classroom learning to gain substantive experience that…

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Frank Fukuyama, renowned political scientist and Pardee RAND Graduate School board member, will be visiting to talk with students and faculty about his forthcoming book Political Order and Political Decay: From the French Revolution to the Present on June 20,…

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PPIA alumnus Cynthia Salim is the founder of C Suite Apparel. Check out the New York Times article including her thoughts here.          

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  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 public service careers and internships, and for strengthening a community of…

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  The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) Program is thrilled to welcome over 100 rising seniors to the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes. These students were selected from a national pool of nearly 500 highly qualified applicants. They have…

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PPIA is excited to welcome Maggie DeCarlo to our Board of Directors. She has been the Director of Admissions for The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago since 2003. She was born in Detroit, MI and…

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  The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs will host a series of informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about the program. Participants will hear directly from program administrators, faculty and current students. Date: Wednesday, June 19,…

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Name: Jean Pierre-Louis JSI Attended: University of Washington, 1997 Current Title: Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to France Current Employer: U.S. State Department   You attended the University of Washington’s JSI program in 1997. How did that experience shape…

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In April, over two hundred professionals and students from diverse backgrounds gathered in Washington, DC for the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs, hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Global Access Pipeline, and the International Career Advancement Program. The event featured Ambassador Carmen…

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On April 6, 2013, nearly 100 academics, researchers, educators, and analysts attended APPAM’s Spring Conference, Diversity, Equity, & Public Policy. Among the participants were members of the PPIA Board of Directors and National Office, including Tara Sheehan, Martha Chavez, Erin Mann,…

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On Thursday, April 25, 2013, several PPIA alumni in Washington, DC got together for a happy hour at Front Page in Dupont Circle. The event was the second PPIA happy hour of the year. Like many of the alumni present…

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