PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

PPIA 35th Anniversary Keynote and Award Recipients Announcement

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Keynote Speaker
Benjamin Jealous
Former President of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Achievement Award Recipients
This award celebrates and recognizes an alumni from 1981-2005 with an established career who has made extraordinary contributions to the public service domain. This award is named after PPIA Alumni, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 1994 Junior Summer Institute Reverend Clementa Pinckney.

  • Dr. Sophal Ear, PPIA 1994 (Princeton)
  • Martha Chavez, PPIA 1991 (Princeton)

Emerging Leader Award Recipients
This award celebrates and recognizes a recent PPIA alumni from the 2006-2015 cohorts who have made extraordinary contributions to the public service sector.  Award recipients demonstrates significant promise of leadership, social justice and public policy.

  • Dr. Jaira J. Harrington, PPIA 2006 (Princeton)
  • Canaan McCaslin, PPIA, 2008 (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Ola Ojewumi, PPIA, 2012 (UC Berkeley)

We are looking forward to celebrating with you!