2017 Carnegie Mellon Public Service Weekend participants in Washington D.C.
Announcing 2018 Public Service Weekends

In partnership with NASPAA and members of PPIA's graduate school consortium, we will host eight Public Service Weekends in 2018 to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities in public service.    
A Mile High Ascent to Public Service
University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs - Denver, Colorado
June 7 - 10, 2018

George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public administration - Washington D.C.
June 15 -18, 2018

A look back at Public Engagement, The Current State of Public Engagement, Looking to the Future of Public Engagement
Pepperdine School of Public Policy - Malibu, CA
June 15 - 17, 2018

Defending Our Communities: The Role of Social Justice in Public Service
University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy - Los Angeles, California
June 22 - 24, 2018

Leadership in the Age of Smart Cities: How Technology Can Advance Sustainability, Efficiency and Equity in Urban Communities
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Public Policy and Management - Washington D.C.  
July 20 - 22, 2018

Fall Conference Hosts

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) - Albany, NY
November 2 - 4, 2018

Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy & Walsh School of Foreign Service - Washington DC
November 9 - 11, 2018

School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at University of California San Diego - San Diego, CA November 30 - December 2, 2018

2017 Public Service Weekends Recaps:
Graduate School Consortium Member Spotlight: 
Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Collaborative Leadership 
Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations serves as a collaborative and diverse platform of colleagues who foster service leadership. Through our academic and professional customization options, graduate candidates develop a niche profile that is compatible with their future public service goals. It is no coincidence that The Huffington Post included in its inaugural lists '40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy and American Politics' two of our graduates, respectively: Eduardo Vargas, a senior advisor for an interfaith based-dialogue think tank; and Linda Manus, a former White-House liaison for international development and current lecturer at Harvard University. Diplomacy graduates made it to the succeeding lists a well, an acknowledgment of the quality work our students are doing post-graduation.


Peer to Peer Learning
Seton Hall's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, under the leadership of Dr. Zheng Wang, will hold its second 'All Conflict Is Local' conference on April 5, 2018. This event brings together a diverse group of panelists, including graduate students, faculty and practitioners who share their research and personal experiences at the local and international level. Learn more about the inaugural conference with presentations with panelists from Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Croatia, Nigeria, South Africa, U.S. and more >> full story.

Shaping Change, One Goal at a Time
As one of the most connected graduate schools to the United Nations community, the School of Diplomacy remains committed to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, many of which require local mobilization at the global level by various actors. Often times, the most proactive actors are student activists. This year the School is holding its second UN Sustainable Development Graduate Challenge, which attracted more than 300 innovative minds from around the world.  Top finalists who will be invited to present in April and will be rewarded with tuition scholarships and cash prizes. Alex & Patricia are not only #diploforlife, they're UN Challenge graduate finalists >> learn more about their stories.
Access, Access, Access
The United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program in New York City is a week-long program which familiarizes students with the inner workings of the U.N. by bringing them together with distinguished practitioners working in the field of multilateral diplomacy. Participants attend official sessions at U.N. Headquarters, such as meetings of the Security Council, as well as briefings at the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. and the United Nations Foundation. This year's program will be held from June 4-8, 2018. The application deadline is April 1.

Diplomacy in Practice
Internships and professional development are integral components of the Diplomacy School's educational experience. Students explore internships globally utilizing our network of more than 600 partner host institutions sin over 70 countries, to gain valuable experience in federal government, public policy institutes, international development and humanitarian aid, human rights, and private enterprise. Scholarship funds are available to current students, and have been awarded to support internship expenses in Washington, D.C., Peru, South Korea, Cameroon and more >> watch the video. To read firsthand student reflections on their internship experiences, visit our  Practicing Diplomacy Blog, including Marisela's Sergio Vieira de Mello Fellowship summer experience at DCAF, a rule of law group in Geneva.

A Global Platform
Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an ideal place to study international affairs. Established in a strategic partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA/United Nations Foundation, the School of Diplomacy is the first among APSIA schools to be launched after the Cold War. This is reflected in our innovative multi-lateral curriculum - preparing global service minded leaders for successful careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. To learn more about the  Seton Hall School of Diplomacy graduate programs click here.
Save the Date: 16th Annual Public Service Expo July 20, 2018
On Friday July 20, 2018, we return to the nation's capital for our 16th annual Public Service Expo at the Marvin Center on George Washington University campus. Last year's Expo showcased more than 70 exhibitors and welcomed over 400 attendees interested in Public Service. The event provided students interested in public policy and international affairs with the opportunity to interact with representatives from some of the nation's top graduate schools and employers. 
PPIA Welcomes Cohort of 2018 Fellows! 
PPIA extends warm congratulations to the recently selected 2018 cohort of Junior Summer Institute fellows! We've admitted over 100 college juniors from a national pool of 600 highly qualified applicants.  This JSI cycle represented 45 US states, and over 400 universities here in the US and abroad. Please join us in congratulating this incredibly diverse array of students, and all who have been a part of this program as it continues to be a cornerstone of our mission.   

2018 Junior Summer Institute Hosts
PPIA Alumni Advisory Council

PPIA welcomes ten members to our Alumni Advisory Council. The National Alumni Advisory Council of PPIA alumni will advise, develop and provide recommendations to the national office on ways to advance the professional development of PPIA alumni. Thank you to the 40 alumni that applied to be part of this national effort. 
James Chan - Princeton 2011
Antoinnae Comeaux - Berkeley 2008
Josh Diosomito - Berkeley 1999
Ben Fong - Princeton 2007
Nicky Grist - Princeton 1986
Juana Hernandez - Berkeley 2008
Catherine-Mercedes Judge - Michigan 2008
Christian Pierre-Canel - Carnegie Mellon 2014 
Eliza Ramirez - Michigan 2011
Larry Sanders - Michigan 2013