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Roe V. Wade is Overturned

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that protected women’s rights to choose an abortion.
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Alumni Gather at the Capitol View

Dean Amaney Jamal hosted her first Washington, D.C., alumni event on May 26. Nearly 150 alumni gathered to reconnect — some for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began — and hear about her vision for the School. Guest alumni speakers included Sara Lopez MPA '10, Christina Henderson MPA '12, and Chris Kojm MPA '79.
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Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride Month! At SPIA, we celebrate the contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals within our community and beyond — and we stand with them in the ongoing fight for equal rights and against discrimination.

At SPIA, We Care

Our Community

We are committed to ensuring that all members of our diverse community feel respected, supported, and valued both inside and outside the classroom. We seek to strengthen the capacity of our students to promote equity and foster inclusion while here and in the broader world.

At SPIA, We Lead

Our experts are tackling today's most-pressing challenges. Below are some of our research priorities.
Environment, Energy
Climate Change

Today’s environmental challenges require global policies that adapt to uncertain conditions — and our experts are pioneers in the field.

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Race & Gender

Women and people of color have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Our researchers are paving a way toward change.

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Migration & Refugees

From Afghanistan to Somalia, conflict and climate are pushing people out of their homes. Our faculty are working to examine the consequences.

Research Spotlight

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Prosperity in Africa

Africa is poised to become a global power, making it the focus of global development finance. A new partnership between Leonard Wantchekon of Princeton University and the African Union Development Agency will explore how Africa can use this trend to its advantage — and build equitable outcomes for citizens.

At SPIA, We Learn

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Our public affairs programming will resume in the fall of 2022. Please check back in late August for more information.

At SPIA, We Serve

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In Service to the Nation and Humanity

Our unofficial motto captures the essence of the School and is embodied not only in our curriculum — designed to prepare students to pursue careers in public service — but also in the activities our students pursue outside of the classroom.

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