Sara McLanahan

Remembering Sara McLanahan

Our community mourns the loss of such a ‘towering figure’ in the study of family structure and inequality.

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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On the Morning You Wake

A virtual reality project on nuclear security will premiere its first chapter at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January 2022. It was executive produced by Alexander Glaser and Tamara Patton Ph.D. ’21.

At SPIA, We Learn

 
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Leadership Through Mentorship

At SPIA, our students regularly engage with high-level policy leaders and practitioners.

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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