GSPIA will honor Distinguished Alumna Kathleen Connell, MPIA ’71, during an award presentation and reception at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 10 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland, (4215 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor Library).

Lauren Ackerman, MPIA ’11, was recently selected as one of 16 master’s degree students nationally to participate in the 2010 Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), in collaboration with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

Kathleen Buechel, Senior Lecturer and Director of GSPIA’s Philanthropy Forum, will be one of seven women honored for her work in the Pittsburgh community by the YWCA during the 28th annual “A Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon" on May 19. The YWCA recognizes and honors women from the Greater Pittsburgh area who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in the workplace and in the community, and for their contributions to the goals of the YWCA – the empowerment of women and girls and the elimination of racism.

Story courtesy of Christine Waller
Many philanthropic organizations have seen a decrease in funding availability since the onset of the global financial crisis. In light of this uncertainty, Paul Brest, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, argues that it is more important than ever to focus on a few key elements of philanthropic strategy.

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership gave Kathleen Hower – co-founder and Executive Director of Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit – the Exemplary Leadership Award on Thursday, March 25. Each year, the Johnson Institute selects an outstanding community leader who demonstrates values of ethics and accountability in their service to the public to receive this award.

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership is accepting submissions for the 2009-10 Johnson Award for Best Papers in Ethics, Accountability and Leadership in public administration. The deadline for submissions is Fri., Apr. 2.

GSPIA is pleased to announce the Spring 2010 Student Travel Grant competition. GSPIA offers modest funding to support travel for internships and to present professional papers. Travel must be completed before the fall semester. The deadline for applications is Mon., Mar. 15.

The GSPIA edition of The Pitt Political Review announces its 2010 call for papers. The publication welcomes papers that explore diverse policy issues and provide innovative perspectives on domestic and global political, economic and security questions. The deadline for submission is Mon., Feb. 1.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will hold its 2010 graduation ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.

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