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United Across Divides: SAOC Gathers to Listen and Build Solidarity

For nearly 30 years, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs’ Students and Alumni of Color (SAOC) organization has provided critical opportunities for networking, mentorship, and dialogue among the School’s diverse constituencies.
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Decoding the Debate: Faculty Experts Share Their Insight

Princeton SPIA scholars from diverse disciplines offer expert analysis on key moments, policy proposals, and rhetorical strategies from the first presidential debate. Their informed commentary provides a comprehensive understanding of the debate's impact, fostering a deeper appreciation of the political discourse.
Dean Amaney Jamal

Jamal Named APSA Susannne Hoeber Rudolph Award Winner

The award recognizes a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of religion and politics.

Research Record: Examining the Origins of Life Predictability

Princeton SPIA’s Research Record series highlights the vast scholarly achievements of our faculty members, whose expertise extends beyond the classroom and into everyday life.
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Our public affairs programming will resume in the fall of 2024. Please check back in late August for more information.


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Expert faculty and policy practitioners across disciplines

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Global network of alumni

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U.S. students of color

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Annual Report

A snapshot of our work from the past year.

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.
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"The highest priority of our DEI efforts is to create and foster an environment that is inclusive and welcoming of all backgrounds, perspectives, and identities — not to elevate any one voice above another, but to ensure all voices are equally heard."
Amaney Jamal, Dean, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

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.

At SPIA, We Learn

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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75 Years of Serving the Nation and Humanity

SPIA’s MPA program begins diamond anniversary celebration. Over the next two years, SPIA will incorporate the celebration of this milestone anniversary into existing School events and will share remembrances from alumni, faculty, graduate students and staff.