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Fall 2020 Events

The School of Public Policy is excited to offer several virtual events this fall. Please click on the link associated with each event to register for the Zoom session or series. You will receive a confirmation email with the event link.

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Strategies for Career and Leadership Success

Join the School of Public Policy for a new virtual professional development series, “Strategies for Career and Leadership Success.” The series will provide career and leadership skills for students, recent graduates, and current professionals. Viewers will have the opportunity to improve interview skills, develop an effective professional presence, maximize the internship experience, learn to build organizational relationships, and more.

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Incoming Faculty Member Receives Research Grant from Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future (RFF) Awards $300,000 to Researchers to Quantify the Economic and Societal Benefits of Satellites. Through the call for proposals for Grants for Assessing the Benefits of Satellites (GABS), RFF sought proposals for research that can quantify the benefits of using satellite data in decisions that improve socioeconomic outcomes for people and/or the environment.

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Policy and the Pandemic Series

Policy and the Pandemic Series

Join faculty from Penn State's School of Public Policy as they assess the response to the coronavirus pandemic, explore policies adopted to manage the crisis, and discuss the impact on policy priorities and future policy decisions. They'll also take viewer questions.

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Integrated public policy program offers advanced degree in compressed timeframe

Current accelerated integrated undergraduate/graduate master of public policy degree options include criminology, sociology, and political science.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked questions about The School of Public Policy's MPP program.

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Get an early start on your master's degree!

Are you a current Penn State student approaching your senior year? You have the option to take up to fifteen credits toward your MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY degree while completing your B.A. or B.S. degree.

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Public policy professor examines how 'tools of democracy' can address inequality

Chris Witko, associate director of Penn State’s School of Public Policy, discusses economic inequality on latest Democracy Works podcast

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College of the Liberal Arts Launches Master of Public Policy Program

Lilliard Richardson joins faculty as inaugural program director; Christopher Witko also joins public policy faculty

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2018 midterms turnout — a look back at which groups have been more likely to vote and what that means

2018's midterm election brought an estimated 113 million Americans to the polls, the highest total for a non-presidential election in U.S. history. As we continue to look at the demographics from exit polls, a look back at past voter turnout and a test of the hypothesis that the more the class bias in voter turnout is skewed toward the rich, the more likely we are to see income inequality, and less likely to see egalitarian legislation.

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