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Welcome, New Faculty!

Eight new full-time faculty members joined SPIA for the 2022-23 academic year.
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From Stopgap Measures to Longterm Solutions - Addressing Foreign Aid to Afghanistan

On Aug. 8 policymakers and experts considered how the international community can best fund, prioritize, designate, and distribute humanitarian aid across Afghanistan and collectively shift from stopgap solutions to economic stabilization initiatives — as the country continues to face economic collapse, humanitarian and refugee crises, and the effects of climate change.
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Mario Moore's "The Great Reckoning"

Artist Mario Moore’s new painting, “The Great Reckoning,” is on display in Robertson Hall. Save the date for an event with Moore on Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., in Arthur Lewis Auditorium.

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.
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Elections

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.

Research Spotlight

Religious Leaders Reduce Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda

Faith Leaders in Uganda

Intimate partner violence dropped in Uganda after religious leaders adopted a curriculum in which men and women were viewed as equals. The study, co-authored by Betsy Levy Paluck, shows how religious leaders can be agents of change.

At SPIA, We Learn

 
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Events

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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