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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
Lessons Learned from Working with the Homeless Population in the DC area