PPIA Summer Conferences, DC and Denver

PPIA has announced summer fellowships and conferences for undergraduate students who may be interested in pursuing a career in Public Service.  The Washington DC programs are intended for students in the D.C. area this summer, and the Denver program is a regional program that will consider students in the surrounding states. 2017 SUMMER CONFERENCE HOSTS Technology and Societal Change: What Leaders of Tomorrow Need to Know Today Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University – Washington DC July 21 – 23, 2017   Reaching For the…

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Kei Koizumi – Science for Policy, and Policy for Science: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House

Kei Koizumi, Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will talk about science and technology for policy, stressing the importance of scientific and technological advice in policymaking, with real examples and lessons learned at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and thoughts on what a solid science-advice organization should look like. He will also discuss policy for science and technology and innovation, explaining the importance of a central organization at the highest level of government to formulate, implement, and coordinate STI policy,…

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CSIS Careers in Global Development Discussion

Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development for a discussion on Careers in Global Development. The discussion will feature Paul Guenette, Chief Communications Officer at ACDI/VOCA, and will be moderated by Ambassador William Garvelink, Senior Adviser of the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS. The discussion will take place on Friday, March 24, from 12 – 1:30 pm, in the 1st floor conference center at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. RSVP at https://www.csis.org/events/careers-global-development-paul-guenette. Please note that RSVP is…

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TEDxGeorgiaTech Student Speaker Salon

“Join us Monday, March 6th from 7-9PM in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom for the annual TEDxGeorgiaTech Student Speaker Salon! A “salon” is like a shorter, smaller TEDx conference – but with the same level of HYPE and exceptional #ideasworthspreading. This year, TEDxGeorgiaTech’s Student Speaker Salon will feature 4 current GT students: Priyesh Dimitri Perera: “Waking up to the post-truth era” Kendall Rankin: “A womanist’s world” Kamesh Darisipudi: “Why I used to hate roll call” Seth Radman: “Why success is uncomfortable” Tickets for this event can be purchased for $5 ahead-of-time at TEDxGeorgiaTech.com, or $7…

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A Talk by Japanese Judge Takashi Usukura: Differences in the U.S. & Japanese Legal Systems

On Thursday, March 2, Judge Takashi Usukura will be speaking on the Japanese legal system at the Bank of America Plaza. The lecture will take place from 6 – 8pm, and light refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free, but RVSP is required. For his talk, Judge Usukura will provide an overview of the Japanese court system, and compare and contrast it with the U.S. legal systems. He will explain the differences between the District Court, Family Court and Summary Court jurisdictions in Japan. For more details and to RSVP,…

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SPEAKER: Hon. Bob Barr – Cyber Civil Liberties and the New Administration

Speaker Series in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy GT School of Public Policy Cyber Civil Liberties and the New Administration An Outsider’s Inside View Hon. Bob Barr Former Member of Congress and Libertarian Candidate for President Monday, February 13, 4:30-6pm School of Public Policy DM Smith Bldg., Room 105 (Lecture Hall) Bob Barr has been one of America’s most outspoken advocates of civil liberties. Barr has worked with both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Conservative Union (ACU). Among his most visible work was fierce opposition…

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Elysee Treaty Celebration 2017

Join the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta and the Consul General of France in Atlanta on Thursday, February 2, for a lecture and discussion commemorating the 54th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty. The event will be held at Alliance Francaise/Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, at 7:30 pm. All students are welcome! Please register at www.tinyurl.com/Elysee2017.

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General Breedlove on Euro-Atlantic Challenges: A Way Ahead

Please join the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies (CETS), and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as they host General Philip Breedlove, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, for a conversation on “Euro-Atlantic Challenges: A Way Ahead.” When: November 28th, 2:00 – 3:00pm Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Theater Visitor parking is available adjacent to the Student Center, Area 2 on this map: https://pts.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/documents/2016-17_parking_locations.jpg

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SAA Presents: The Last Lecture

Graduating this semester? Come to SAA’s newest event, The Last Lecture on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 pm in the Alumni House Ballroom on North Avenue. Professor Gary Jones will give one last “lecture” with graduation advice, encouragement, and stories of his own. After his speech, attendees will be invited to enjoy light refreshments and network with members of Georgia Tech’s Young Alumni Council.  Check out the SAA website and Facebook page for more information and to register!

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