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Mission & Ethics Statements

Our Mission

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs dedicates itself to integrating world-class scholarship and a commitment to service in order to make a positive difference in the world.

Our faculty, staff, and students develop and lead creative approaches to the challenges of public and international affairs, with particular emphasis on diverse scholarly perspectives and evidence-based analysis.

We welcome a robust exchange of ideas and strive to foster a close-knit community that values and supports every member.

We believe that public policy in the 21st century demands a passion for service, a respect for evidence of unsurpassed quality, a global perspective, and a multiplicity of voices.

In Service to the Nation & Humanity

Ethics Statement

SPIA is committed to the rigorous analysis of social issues and to using that knowledge to advance the common good through teaching, scholarship, and public discourse. We value diversity of thought and identity and seek to foster an open, public space for discussion and learning. With mutual respect and professional integrity, SPIA seeks to take an active role in shaping the global agenda of the 21st century.

At SPIA, We Rise