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Happy Fall

It’s that time of year when the trees start to change color and the weather gets cooler. As we enter the fall months, it's the perfect time to wear your orange and black sweaters.
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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. is Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. At SPIA, we celebrate the many ways the largest minority group in the country enriches our society, communities, and School.
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"Europe’s Moment”

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered a keynote speech at Princeton University. She had a conversation with SPIA Professor Andrew Moravcsik and was introduced by Dean Amaney Jamal.

SPIA Reacts: Have Migrants Become 'Political Pawns'?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Sept. 14, causing confusion on the Massachusetts island. A day later, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two buses of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris' residence, sparking further political debate.

Our Global Impact

Our international efforts enable us to be at the forefront of the study of emerging policy issues in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and other regions around the world. Our work is shaping public debates on topics such as U.S.-China relations, democratic back-sliding and the rise of populism, race and gender, mis/disinformation, poverty and inequality, and more.
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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

We are tackling today's most-pressing challenges — at home and abroad. Below are some current initiatives and focus areas.

The 2022 midterms are fast approaching. Our experts address issues related to populism, democratic backsliding, and polarization.

Afghanistan Policy Lab
Afghanistan Policy Lab

We created the Afghanistan Policy Lab at SPIA to address the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and help contribute to its rebuilding.

Environment, Energy
Climate Change

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

Viz Hub

Data Science Training

As the role of data sciences in public policy continues to grow, our "Viz Hub" is preparing students with the tools they need.

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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