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.

Applications for the summer conferences are now closed. Fall conferences host sites will be announced in late July.

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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