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PPIA 2012

GSPP welcomes 30 outstanding college juniors

The Goldman school once again welcomes 30 outstanding college juniors from across the nation to the Public Policy International Affairs Junior Summer Institute, a seven-week, intensive immersion into the world of public policy.

The program, with its focus on empowering and better serving historically under-served communities, offers rigorous coursework designed to sharpen the analytic and quantitative skills vital to success at top-level graduate programs in public policy, international affairs and law. The curriculum includes classes in policy analysis, economics, quantitative analysis, public policy and law; guest lecturers speaking on electoral politics, judicial policy, climate change policy; and visits to San Francisco and Oakland government offices.

Gilroy City Council Member Peter Leroe-Muñoz speaks to PPIA about the hows and whys of running for political office.

PPIA is a national program that prepares young adults for advanced degrees and careers in public service, with an emphasis on reaching ” students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings.”