VIU School of Public and International Affairs

VIU School of Public and International Affairs Welcome to the official page of Virginia International University, School of Public and International Affairs. Welcome to the VIU School of Public & International Affairs The increase in globalization in recent decades serves as a constant reminder that today, more than ever, we transcend geographical distances to communicate and collaborate with state and non-state actors all over the world.
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With the recent advances in technology, we accomplish more things faster than ever before. Virginia International University’s School of Public & International Affairs prepares students to deal with the ever-increasing interdependency of economies, as well as providing a strong basis for continued collaboration among the various actors within this community. Virginia International University’s location just outside of Washington, DC provides students with unique opportunities for internships and job placement upon completion of their degree. Students enrolled in VIU’s MPA and MIR Programs are prepared to hold leadership positions in a variety of fields including, government, non-profit, public agencies, and the private sector. The School of Public & International Affairs at VIU stands up to the challenge of offering relevant degrees in the classroom and online , that equip the students with vital skills to support the fast paced global climate across various domains. We provide our students with an affordable and practical education, covering cutting-edge technological innovations to ensure our graduates’ success when they enter the workforce. Our courses are taught by accomplished practicing professionals in the field, who work in state, local, and federal government agencies as well as the private sector within the DC Metropolitan area. Our class sizes are small, our student body diverse, and our expert instructors use a hands-on teaching approach and encourage the exchange of experiences and new ideas. Our programs are available both on campus in Fairfax, VA and online . All programs are constantly updated to reflect the latest developments in technology and instruction to provide an unparalleled learning experience. The VIU School of Public & International Affairs offers the following programs: Master of Public Administration (MPA) Master of Science in International Relation Students enrolled in VIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Science in International Relations (MIR) programs receive strong grounding in the discipline and the professional skills to pursue successful careers in government, non-profit, public agencies, and the private sectors. SPIA courses are taught by accomplished academics and practicing professionals. Our location just outside of Washington, DC provides students with unique opportunities for internships and job placement upon completion of their degree; in addition to the hands on academic, professional and intellectual resources they will have access to throughout the course of their education. All programs within the School of Public & International Affairs are offered both on campus and online, providing flexibility to students in terms of course scheduling. As an institution, we pride ourselves on the student-centered approach VIU takes to education including small class sizes, and an individualized admission process – allowing us to take the focus off of standardized testing and evaluate students on their real potential. The School of Public & International Affairs is proud to exhibit this same, student-centered approach. For more information about VIU’s School of Public and International Affairs, please visit http://www.viu.edu/spia, or call 1-703-591-7042.

Applications are open for the FBI's Summer 2019 Honors Internship Program. This 10-week paid internship offers undergrad...
09/04/2018
FBIJOBS

Applications are open for the FBI's Summer 2019 Honors Internship Program. This 10-week paid internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an unparalleled opportunity to gain an insider's perspective on FBI operations. Applications are also now open for the 2019 Collegiate Hiring Initiative. Apply through October 14!
https://www.fbijobs.gov/

Applications are open for our Summer 2019 FBI Honors Internship Program. This 10-week paid internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an unparalleled opportunity to gain an insider's perspective on FBI operations. Applications are also now open for the 2019 Collegiate Hiring Initiative. A...

New Job Opportunity for SPIA Students -- Researcher, Fair Elections Center Washington DCDuties and Responsibilities. Pri...
08/09/2018
Fair Elections Center

New Job Opportunity for SPIA Students --
Researcher, Fair Elections Center
Washington DC

Duties and Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include:
1. Work as part of Fair Elections Center team to develop and expand the number of bilingual, technologically savvy poll workers working on Election Day;
2. Research policies and practices relevant to recruitment and employment of poll workers across all counties in target states to develop and expand information on WorkElections.com, an innovative online tool used to promote and improve access to poll-working;
3. Conduct outreach, including over the phone, to numerous local election officials to collect information necessary for the operation and development of WorkElections.com;
4. Provide research to support written communications and related material geared to engaging the interest of businesses and other organizations around encouraging employees and constituents to serve as poll workers;
5. Input information into technological platforms necessary for website functionality.

HOW TO APPLY
[email protected]
http://www.fairelectionscenter.org
Please send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform organization which works to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies.

08/09/2018
Policy & Research Intern - Idealist

Paid Internship Opportunity for Fall
Alliance to Save Energy - Policy & Research Intern
Wage $13.25/hr
Hours per week 40 hr/wk
Published 08/08/2018
Start Date 08/28/2018
End Date 12/14/2018

DESCRIPTION
The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a Policy & Research Intern to provide support to the Policy & Communications team in its efforts to advocate for federal energy efficiency policies. The ideal candidate has strong writing and speaking skills, an interest in energy policy, and the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-internship/238e7ec54d984040b90420f5e0509d5b-policy-research-intern-alliance-to-save-energy-washington

The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a Policy & Research Intern to provide support to the Policy & Communications team in its efforts to advocate for federal energy efficiency policies. The

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIA STUDENTSApply Now: Jamestown’s Young Professionals Program2018-2019 Cohort: Intelligence and ...
08/06/2018
Young Professionals Program - Jamestown

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIA STUDENTS
Apply Now: Jamestown’s Young Professionals Program
2018-2019 Cohort:
Intelligence and Statecraft: Responding to National Security Threats
Deadline: The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 2, 2018. To apply for this opening, please email [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter, and use the e-mail subject heading 2018-2019 Young Professionals Program.

Eligibility to Participate:
This program is open to anyone from the age of 21 to 35 who is currently a graduate student or has two years of work experience in a related field. The group will convene on a monthly to bi-monthly basis for evening discussions, and all prospective participants must be committed to making every effort to attend all of the meetings (to be held in downtown D.C.).

Jamestown’s Young Professionals Program is a year-long (September to May) lecture series that provides young professionals interested in international security with the opportunity to engage with current and former top U.S. policy makers, diplomats and Jamestown analysts. Each series will be dedicated to a particular region or issue that is important to U.S. strategic interests, giving participants the chance to gain the insight of subject matter experts and seasoned practitioners while also connecting with peers.

https://jamestown.org/programs/jamestowns-young-professionals-program/

Jamestown’s Young Professionals Program is a year-long (September to May) lecture series that provides young professionals interested in international security with the opportunity to engage with current and former top U.S. policy makers, diplomats and Jamestown analysts. Each series will be dedic...

Here is a great opportunity for  SPIA female students to get training in running campaigns and elections, drafting commu...
08/01/2018
WeLead

Here is a great opportunity for SPIA female students to get training in running campaigns and elections, drafting communications and messaging, and working on government relations, fundraising and development, and professional development.

The Women & Politics Institute at American University is offering a WeLead training program for women interested in running for office or working for political campaigns.In order to qualify participants must be between 21 and 30 years of age and must be available to attend six Saturday training (from 10 AM – 3 PM) scheduled over the course of the year.
The Application deadline is Friday, August 31.

https://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/welead.cfm

WeLead training program, Women & Politics Institute, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC

Join VIU's Policy and Social Leadership Summer Program 2018.  Application is now open. Program's dates: August 6 –August...
06/26/2018
Policy and Social Leadership Program 2018 -VIU

Join VIU's Policy and Social Leadership Summer Program 2018. Application is now open. Program's dates: August 6 –August 10, 2018. Check the curriculum and prices here:
https://www.viu.edu/spia/policy-social-leadership-program-2018/#registration

Virginia International University’s Policy and Social Leadership Summer Program is designed for government and business officials and for private, non-profit practitioners seeking to enhance their expertise in the areas of public policy, administration and commerce. The program introduces particip...

The WAPO report below identified an increasing  need for MIR graduates: "Employment for political scientists and related...
05/17/2018
Master’s in international relations: Practical training in a volatile world

The WAPO report below identified an increasing need for MIR graduates: "Employment for political scientists and related occupations is expected to grow at 12 percent through 2024, compared to 7 percent for the overall job market. The BLS lists attributes that are essential to success, including strong analytical, communications and critical thinking skills, as well as intellectual curiosity and effective writing."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/grad-guide-international-relations/

These days, commerce, trade, diplomacy and politics are ever more interdependent and fast-moving.

Check out Dr. Uslu's new op-ed in the Daily Caller. It centers on Turkish hostage diplomacy and the inability  of the U....
05/10/2018
Germany Freed Its Citizens In Turkey. So Why Is American Pastor Andrew Brunson Rotting In A Turkish Prison?

Check out Dr. Uslu's new op-ed in the Daily Caller. It centers on Turkish hostage diplomacy and the inability of the U.S. government to get Pastor Andrew and 5 other Americans released from President Erdogan's captivity.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/10/american-pastor-andrew-brunson-rots-in-turkish-prison/

Relations between Turkey and the United States have been severely damaged after Turkey arrested a number of U.S. citizens for their alleged ties to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Gulen network.

Upcoming Event -  "Transpersonal Leadership Workshop" led by John Knights, Chairman of LeaderShape Global, and  author o...
04/23/2018
Home | WELS

Upcoming Event - "Transpersonal Leadership Workshop"
led by John Knights, Chairman of LeaderShape Global, and author of the highly endorsed “Leading Beyond The Ego: How to Become a Transpersonal Leader”- published by Routledge 2018
Time: Tuesday, May 1st (8:30AM- 12:00PM)
Place: Virginia International University, Conference hall (301)
Open to the public. Registration required.

https://conference.viu.edu/wels/

Workshop: Transpersonal Leadership - The Bridge to Ethical Practice This practical and participative workshop will be led by John Knights, Chairman of LeaderShape Global, and lead author of the highly endorsed “Leading Beyond The Ego: How to Become a Transpersonal Leader” - published by Routledg...

03/23/2018
How To Save Democracy | Yascha Mounk | TEDxBerlin

SPIA highly recommended video/lecture for the weekend.
"How to Save Democracy" by Yasha Mounk

"Yascha Mounk is one of the world's leading experts on the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism.
The author of three books, he is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at New America, a columnist at Slate, and the host of The Good Fight podcast."

https://youtu.be/0mx11jGSeWo

For more information on Yascha Mounk, please visit www.tedxberlin.de Yascha Mounk is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard, a Senior Fellow in the Political Re...

CALL FOR PAPERS Politics and Ethics Conference & Leadership WorkshopApril 30-May 1, 2018Virginia International Universit...
02/14/2018
Call For Papers | WELS

CALL FOR PAPERS
Politics and Ethics Conference & Leadership Workshop
April 30-May 1, 2018
Virginia International University, Fairfax, VA
Organized by Virginia International University (VIU)
University of Chester, and LeaderShape
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis group
Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: Mach 10

https://conference.viu.edu/wels/content/call-for-papers

Today, the question of ethics in politics and its importance for the sustenance of the democratic norms and institution is more important than ever. (Un)ethical leadership affects everyone and has the tremendous implications for our political and economic life. The Conference and Workshop will address these implications in a two-day event. The Politics and Ethics Conference (April 30) will bring academics and practitioners together to present their research, experiences and findings on these issues. The Leadership Workshop (May 1) will feature a series of group discussions, activities and exercises aimed at incentivizing the participants to the problems of the day, and will offer strategies for addressing those issues publicly.

Today, the question of ethics in politics and its importance for the sustenance of the democratic norms and institution is more important than ever. (Un)ethical leadership affects everyone and has the tremendous implications for our political and economic life. The Politics and Ethics Conference and...

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