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Governor McAuliffe Announces First Virginia Management Fellows

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the inaugural cohort of the Virginia Management Fellows program. The program is an initiative of the Commonwealth of Virginia developed with Virginia Tech to meet the state’s needs for future leaders.

“I am pleased to introduce the eleven new Virginia Management Fellows to the Commonwealth today,” said Governor McAuliffe. […]

SPIA Course Announcements

SPIA is thrilled to announce some of our courses which will be available in the Winter and Spring semesters.

  • SPIA 4984: Small Cities, Resilience, and Global Change
  • GIA 5264: Global Conflicts, Local Impacts
  • SPIA 5624: Decision-making in a Complex Environment
  • SPIA 5164: Building Participation and Engagement in Volunteer Based Organizations
  • SPIA 5634: Cross Sector Governance
  • […]

Launching the new Virginia Issues and Answers (VIA): A digital discussion providing policy insight for state and local decision-making.

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Virginia Issues and Answers (VIA), a digital discussion providing policy insight for state and local decision-making. The new VIA will offer SPIA faculty opportunities to showcase research and to impact policymaking in Virginia and beyond.

For over twenty years, Virginia Tech has published VIA as a […]

School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) workshop : The Beloved Community ‘Dream Reset’ Richmond Gathering

The School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce a workshop developed through the efforts of the Beloved Community Initiative (BCI). The Beloved Community ‘Dream Reset’ Richmond Gathering is a three-day event hosted in partnership with Virginia Union University and will be held at various locations in Richmond, Virginia, starting on December 3, 2017, and closing on December 5, 2017.

Virginia Tech launches a project on international refugee research

A multi-disciplinary team of VT faculty, alumni and students met on October 26-27 at the Arlington Research Center to report findings of their research on refugees. They were joined by representatives of the policy-making community (USDOS, DHS, and Senate staffers), non-governmental institutions working with refugee populations (Catholic Charities, NOVA Friends of Refugees, US Conference of […]

Tidings and Soundings: Timely, Thoughtful, Scholarship for Practice as provided by Max Stephenson, Jr.

The Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (IPG), led by Max Stephenson, Jr., Professor of Public and International Affairs, maintains an active program of empirical and theoretical research and learning linked to the Institute’s policy and governance-related domains of interest to achieve more fully democratic societies at all geographic scales. IPG engages in research, […]

Broadening the mind, exploring new places: Sustainable Policy-Making and Planning in Europe Study abroad affords fantastic opportunities

Advancing environmental, social and economic sustainability is one of the most important challenges, and opportunities, of our time. Given the complex nature of the ‘wicked’ problems we face, persistent uncertainties and competing interests and priorities, there is much that future policy-makers and planners have to grapple with. SPIA’s Sustainable Policy-Making and Planning in Europe study […]