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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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