23 03, 2018

SPIA’s International Refugee Research Conference: “How can we measure the level of refugee integration in host communities?”

VT’s International Refugee Research Project was prompted by discussions about the refugee crisis of 2015 among the following international partners: the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, Bundeswehr University/Munich, Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing Germany, University of Kent, Brussels, and the University of Bucharest, Romania. The [...]

21 03, 2018

SPIA Student Blog: The Politics of Civic Engagement on University Campuses

After reading the story from the Chronicle of Higher Education, “How Colleges Ignite Civic Engagement”(https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Ignite-Civic/242164?cid=cp175) about how colleges have made the pushed for more civic engagement activities around campuses.  The article discusses how students from various universities around the U.S have spurred the college movement towards civic engagement. [...]

14 03, 2018

NASPAA-Batten Global Student Simulation: Why you should participate

Every year, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy host a student simulation competition. The NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition is a worldwide event; NASPAA estimated that 563 students representing 27 countries and 159 universities competed this [...]