On April 21, 2018, the Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) of Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs will host its annual High Table, an event that brings together faculty, Hokies, and invited guests in ceremonious fashion to promote good governance and the advancement of [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
The Governor of Virginia spent his last Friday in office with eleven outstanding next-generation leaders – the new Virginia Management Fellows. Flanked by retiring Secretary of Finance Ric Brown, Deputy Secretary of Finance June Jennings and Associate Director of SPIA (Richmond Campus) Leisha LaRiviere, the Governor announced the selection [...]
SPIA Faculty (and world-class paddler) Helps Engineers Design Intelligent Systems. Learn about Dr. Sara Mattingly-Jordan and the work she is involved in.
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 [...]
SPIA graduate student and urban planner Valeria Gelman is launching "The Local Shop" on WERA 96.7 FM, featuring oral histories from legacy businesses in Arlington.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.