PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Public Service Weekends

PPIA’s mission and overall focus is to increase the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. NASPAA, the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs, supports these goals and shares PPIA’s vision in creating a new generation of diverse students to enter graduate programs and pursue careers in public service.  PPIA is thrilled to announce the Public Service Weekends being planned in 2017 to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service.

2017  FALL CONFERENCE HOST

Activism and Resilience: Addressing Grand Challenges through Public Policy
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Humphrey School of Public Affairs – Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 10 – 12, 2017

2017 SUMMER CONFERENCE HOSTS

Equity + Public Service: Empowering the New Generation of Social Justice Advocates
University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy – Los Angeles, California
June 23 – 25, 2017

Technology and Societal Change: What Leaders of Tomorrow Need to Know Today
Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University – Washington DC
July 21 – 23, 2017

Striving For the Peak of Public Service in the Mile High City
University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs – Denver, Colorado
July 28 – 30, 2017

Global Leaders Forum: World Affairs and the Changing Landscape
Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service – Washington DC
Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy – Washington DC
August 4 – 6, 2017