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New 2017-2018 "Gerard and Dianne Blais SPIA Scholarship" announced

The School of Public and International Affairs is glad to announce a new SPIA scholarship contribution made by Mr. Gerard C. Blais and Mrs. Dianne L. Blais on July 5, 2017 for a 2017-2018 SPIA scholarship to the amount of two thousand USD ($2,000). The funds provided by the Blais family will be awarded as a yearly scholarship to one SPIA new student in Fall 2017. The grant…

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SPIA Public Policy Internship Program- Summer 2017 Positions and Experiences


In Summer I,  three SPIA graduate students interned at different Fairfax county offices. The internship was eight (8) weeks and required a minimum of 135 hours of work.


1.) In Summer I, Glaucia Ribeiro interned as a Research Assistant with the Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3). She assisted with a variety of research and partnership develop…

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Congratulations to SPIA 2017 Graduates!

Virginia International University hosted its 12th annual commencement ceremony with keynote speaker, Ahmed R. Ali

On Saturday, May 6th, Virginia International University (VIU)  hosted its 12th annual graduation commencement ceremony, at the George Mason U…

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2017 CDIA Conference on Rethinking Regions - Keynote Presentations (Full Videos)

The  2017 CDIA Confe…

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2017 CDIA-SPIA CONFERENCE ON RETHINKING REGIONS PROGRAM PUBLISHED



2017 CDIA Conference Rethinking Regions -Featured Keynote Speakers

CDIA/SPIA 2017 Political Science Conference  
Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia 
Date:  April 27-April 28, 2017
Place:  Conference Hall (3rd floor)
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SPIA VIDEO UPDATES:"Gift from Russia that causes tension between Kosovo and Serbia"

SPIA VIDEO UPDATES:
Dr. Shipoli is discussing "Gift from Russia that Causes Tension between Kosovo and Serbia" (March, 2017) 



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VIU-SPIA Hosting a Journalistic Forum on Evaluating Trumps's First 100 Days in Office

SPIA is glad to invite our VIU colleagues and the larger community to its first journalist forum. 
Here are the details: 

Theme: "Evaluating Trumps's First 100 Days in Office" 
Friday, March 17th, 9:00AM -11…

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SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up

Mark Your Calendar!

Attend the SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up Forum Saturday March 11, 2017 at 9:00 – 11:30 am—Urge your Delegate and Senator to attend!     

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Meet SPIA's newest faculty member- Dr. JULIAN K. MUHAMMAD (PH.D., MPCP, CEM)

Dr. Julian K. Muhammad is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at VIU. He has been academically and professionally active in the areas of public administration and policy, risk management, emergency management, homeland security, and continuity of operations for more than 27 years, serving as a senior manager for five District of Columbia…

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2017 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up

For a second year Social Action Linking Together (S.A.L.T.) is partnering with the School of Public and International Affairs to bring together Northern Virginia state legislators for a legislative wrap up. 


2017 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up <…

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Guest Lecture Series: Beyond All Borders

Dear VIU Community,

The Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) and the School of Public and International Affairs would like to invite you to attend our first Guest Lecture Series of the year. 

Renowned Hungarian author, journalist and p…

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