PPIA’s mission and overall focus are 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 public affairs, supports these goals and shares PPIA’s vision in creating a new generation of diverse students to enter graduate programs and pursue careers in public service. PPIA is thrilled to continue hosting Public Service Weekends in 2019 to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the links below to learn more about each host site’s eligibility requirements, conference highlights, and access the application. The application requires a 300-500 word essay, resume, and unofficial transcript(s).

Fall 2019 Conference Hosts

Engaging A New Generation To Restore Trust in Public Service
The New School – Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, New York City, NY, Sep. 27-28, 2019

Advancing Social Justice Through Public Service: Lessons from California
University of California, Los Angeles – Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 4 – 6, 2019

The Right to Freedom, Safety, and Health: Transformative Public Leadership to Ensure Domestic and Global Human Rights
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN Oct. 11 – 13, 2019

Leading from the Front; Understanding Your Role in Changemaking
University of California, San Diego – School of Global Policy and Strategy, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-13, 2019

Ensuring Accountability and Integrity – Public Service as a Force for Positive Change
University at Albany – SUNY Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Albany, NY, Oct 25-27, 2019

Diverse Voices in Public Policy and International Affairs
Georgetown University – McCourt School of Public Policy & Walsh School of Foreign Service, Nov. 22-24, 2019

Summer 2019 Conference Hosts

Social Equity and Public Service
Virginia Commonwealth University – L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Richmond, VA, June 14-16, 2019

Local Action, Global Goals: Service For Sustainable Development – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Seton Hall University – School of Diplomacy and International Relations, New York, NY and South Orange, NJ, June 21-23, 2019

Leadership in the Age of Smart Cities: How Data and Technology Impacts Equity in our Communities
Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College, Washington, DC, July 12-14, 2019

Social Justice and Public Service: Think Globally, Act Locally University of Southern California – Sol Price School of Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA July 19-21, 2019

NextGen Leadership: Ethics and Practice
George Washington University – Elliott School & Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, Washington, DC, July 25-28, 2019

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