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Accelerating Public Service Leadership in Africa

Join us for Accelerating Public Service Leadership in Africa: The Next generation of US-Africa Opportunities for Education, Training, and Professional Development, an event being held on the margins of the US-Africa Leaders Summit. This event will explore collaboration between African and US institutions in the areas of education, training, and professional development to accelerate public service leadership in Africa.
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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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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.

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Compounding Climate and Social Hazards Result in Different Migration Patterns Around the World

In agricultural communities, migration patterns are affected by the collective impacts of climate-related droughts and existing social vulnerabilities, often increasing migration within countries but also potentially limiting options for long-range, international migration.

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.

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


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

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Expert faculty and policy practitioners across disciplines

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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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