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SPIA Students Explore the World’s Climate Challenges at COP27

Recognizing the importance of introducing the next generation to some of the world’s most important policy conversations, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) sent a group of students to the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November for a first-hand opportunity to observe the proceedings of the largest global gathering on climate change.
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Happy Native American Heritage Month!

November 1 is the beginning of Native American Heritage Month in the United States. All month, we will celebrate the Native American roots that are deeply embedded in this country and the vital contributions that Native Americans have made to advancing our nation and its culture.
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Ikenberry Among Council on Foreign Relations “Century” List of Influential Authors

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, published A Century of Foreign Affairs: America and the World, 1922-2022, a collection of fifteen of its most important and influential essays, from W.E.B. Du Bois to George Kennan, Hans Morgenthau, Albert Wohlstetter, Samuel Huntington, Jessica Mathews, and Madeleine Albright. Included is SPIA Professor G. John Ikenberry’s 2008 essay, “The Rise of China and the Future of the West,” which explores the coming impact of the rise of China on the logic and character of modern international order.

Upcoming Events

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Princeton in Brussels

Following the visit of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission to the United States to Princeton University last month, a group of LISD Student Associates came to Brussels to visit the European Commission.
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Princeton Is Possible

Huge thanks to all who attended our Graduate Admissions open house! We're grateful for your interest in our service-driven community and hope to read your applications this winter. Missed the event? Attend an info session before the Dec. 15 deadline!

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.
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Elections

Our experts address issues related to populism, democratic backsliding, and polarization.

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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.

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SGS Brings Impactful Conversations on Physics, Nuclear Weapons to Princeton’s Campus

Sixty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the threats posed by nuclear weapons are as relevant as ever.

At SPIA, We Learn

Why SPIA?

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100%

Of tuition and required fees which includes health insurance for all students

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160+

Expert faculty and policy practitioners across disciplines

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4,200+

Global network of alumni

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Over 40%

U.S. students of color

 
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Annual Report

A snapshot of our work from the past year.

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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