WWS Blog: 2015

Dec 15, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions
The deadline to apply to our graduate degree programs (MPP, MPA, Ph.D.) is today, Dec. 15. We have compiled the top five frequently asked questions regarding the application process. Refer to this list before hitting submit! What time is the application deadline? 11:59 p.m. EST I submitted my application but do not see my GRE/TOEFL scores on the checklist. Why not? Once you submit your application, it can take up to three weeks for your...
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Dec 14, 2015
Woodrow Wilson School Staff
A Dec. 11 article in The New York Times, “China’s Emissions Pledges Are Undercut by Boom in Coal Projects Abroad,” cited the research of Phillip Hannam MPA ‘15, a doctoral candidate in the Woodrow Wilson School’s Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP). The article discusses how Chinese state enterprises continue to build coal-fired plants throughout Asia, even as that country has pledged to stop the growth of its own...
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Dec 11, 2015
Woodrow Wilson School Staff
Two doctoral candidates at the Woodrow Wilson School, Alex Bollfrass MPA '12 and Andrew Shaver MPA '12, co-authored this Dec. 9 article published by the Council on Foreign Relations. Citing the work of Wilson School Professors Alan Krueger and Jacob Shapiro, the writers conclude that "the West can take in refugees without jeopardizing its national security." Read the article here.
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Dec 11, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
As you put the final touches on your applications to the MPA, MPP and Ph.D. programs, be sure to review the application tips recently posted to the admissions blog. For your reference, the links are posted below.   Getting In Policy Memo Writing Tips What Counts as Relevant Work Experience? 2016 Application Countdown, Part 1 - Letters of Recommendation 2016 Application Countdown, Part 2 - Personal Statement 2016 Application Countdown, Part 3 -...
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Dec 9, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
The Ingredients of a Strong Résumé Use a two page annotated format.  Begin with paid Professional Work Experience. Provide date, job title and employer. Under each one, provide a brief paragraph of your key assignments and important accomplishments. Some bullet points are fine, but be judicious; substance is more important than format. Include a separate section on Leadership and Public Service. Include examples of leadership in college,...
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Journal of Public & International Affairs 26th Edition
Dec 9, 2015
Susan B. Higgins
While producing the annual Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) is no small task, a review of this year’s 26th edition clearly reveals a publication worthy of the time and effort involved. Preparing the journal necessitated bringing together, over the course of a long winter “reading weekend” on the Princeton University campus, 47 editors, all graduate students representing 17 member schools in the Association of Professional...
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Dec 9, 2015
Mae Lindsey, MPA '17 (2nd from the right in the photo)
Perhaps you are thinking about coming back to school after working full-time for a number of years. Maybe you’ve been in the for-profit sector and want to pivot to the public sector. Or maybe you are already in the public sector and want to hone your skills. Whatever the case, you may be wondering whether returning to school is the right move, and if so, whether the Woodrow Wilson School is the right place for you. I was in your shoes at this...
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Woodrow Wilson School
Dec 8, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
The Evaluation of Transcripts & GRE Scores The beauty of the admission process to schools of public and international affairs is that the applicant pool is relatively small in comparison to other professional graduate schools of law, business, engineering and medicine. We do not use a matrix or formula for GPAs and GRE scores because the content behind those points of data is what we value most. We focus mostly on your performance in courses...
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Dec 4, 2015
Isabella (Mizzi) Gomes '16
On Nov. 18, Laverne Cox, advocate and actress in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” visited Princeton University to give a talk on transgender rights. Cox’s talk at Princeton, “Ain’t I A Woman,” observed the University’s memorial ceremony for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 22. This marks the University’s 14th consecutive year of hosting an event in commemoration of those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender...
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Dec 4, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
GRE Scores and the Dec. 15 Deadline WWS is flexible on the receipt of GRE scores for applicants who either retake the GRE or could not schedule the test before the Dec. 15 deadline. During the past 20 years, GRE testing has moved from paper- to computer-based administration, but not in all countries. The one constant is that it is difficult to control all of the externalities that affect taking the GRE, including: unforeseen professional travel...
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Dec 2, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
How to Build Momentum in a Personal Statement The personal statement must “smell authentic” meaning that it could never be possible to confuse it with any other applicant. To be compelling, your story must be told with humility while also highlighting your strengths and leadership. Begin your personal statement by telling your story of public service and your contributions to the public good. Define your passion for specific policy issues and...
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Nov 30, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
The Dec. 15 deadline to submit MPA, MPP and Ph.D. applications for Fall 2016 is quickly approaching. The admissions office will post short reminders of what applicants should include as they complete their applications. Check back for more reminders and tips.   Letters of Recommendation By virtue of the small class sizes of the MPA, MPP, and Ph.D. cohorts, admission to each program is competitive; in crafting a diverse class each year, it...
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Nov 23, 2015
John-Michael Arnold
A group of Woodrow Wilson School students took part in a crisis simulation in which “senior officials” across the Asia-Pacific region confronted two significant challenges: a clash between China and the Philippines brewing in the South China Sea and the prospect of serious instability on the Korean peninsula. Full Story Here.
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The blood telegram book
Nov 19, 2015
Lauren R. Mosko
Gary Bass, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, won the Ramnath Goenka Award for best nonfiction book for “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide.” Full Story Here.
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students running
Nov 18, 2015
Isabella (Mizzi) Gomes, ‘16
In early October, 11 graduate students from the Woodrow Wilson School ran the Princeton Half Marathon. Full Story Here.
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Anne Case and Angus Deaton
Nov 12, 2015
Public Affairs
Ms. Case is far more than a wife and a researcher. She is a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton, one of the leading health economists of her generation, and has been elected a fellow of the Econometric Society. She is also the first author of the mortality study. Full Story Here.
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Nov 11, 2015
Public Affairs
In recognition of Veterans Day, a panel discussion at Princeton University will examine the role of veterans in academia Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 4:30 p.m., in Robertson Hall. This event is sponsored by the Princeton Student Veterans Organization, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for International Security Studies at the School. Faculty with experience in the military – ranging from a few years to a...
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NYC Municipal Building
Nov 11, 2015
Dustin Palmer, MPA '16
Each week, I go from a prison outside of Trenton, New Jersey to a Princeton University classroom to the New York City Mayor’s Office in Manhattan, all within a 48 hour span. It’s not a routine I anticipated when I applied to graduate school two years ago, but it has become integral to my experience here at the Woodrow Wilson School. And it certainly keeps me on my toes. When I was applying to policy schools, exuberant alumni quickly made the...
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Shirley Tilghman
Nov 9, 2015
Morgan Kelly
Shirley M. Tilghman, president of Princeton University, emeritus, and professor of molecular biology public affairs, has been named to a national commission under the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that will examine how to better the delivery of higher education in the future. Full Story.
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Nov 6, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
Our Master’s degree students come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, primarily in the public and non-profit sectors. Post-graduate work experience can be obtained over time, beginning with summer employment, internship experience, volunteer experience, and professional experience after graduating from college.  While you are in college, be sure to seek out your institution’s career services office for internship opportunities during...
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Nov 4, 2015
Steve Frakt, WWS Writing Advisor
Applicants often ask us to provide some guidance in writing a policy memo.  Steve Frakt, WWS writing advisor, has been advising WWS undergraduate and graduate students for the past 17 years.  Steve meets with students one-on-one during his office hours to advise them on their various writing assignments.  Graduate students in our Masters in Public Affairs program are required to take a core course entitled "The Politics of Public Policy"  in...
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WWS Policy Workshop
Nov 2, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
Graduate policy workshops are a unique part of the Woodrow Wilson School graduate curriculum.  Policy workshops provide students with an opportunity to use the analytical skills they have acquired in the first year in the program to analyze complex and challenging policy issues.  The goal of the workshop is to understand a policy issue in greater depth and to make policy recommendations that are both creative and realistic, to a real client, by...
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Richard Rogerson
Oct 29, 2015
B. Rose Huber
Richard Rogerson, the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named the winner of the 8th R.K. Cho Economics Prize by Yonsei University. Full Story.
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Group of JSI students in front of steps
Oct 27, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 PPIA Fellowship! – DEADLINE IS NOV. 1ST Apply Today >> JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses: The Ford School - University of Michigan The Goldman School - UC Berkeley Heinz College - Carnegie Mellon University Woodrow Wilson School - Princeton University Eligible candidates are...
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Oct 26, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions Office
Admissions Officers get asked all the time – “How do I get into your program/school?”  The short answer is we are looking for candidates who demonstrate a commitment to public service and an ability to learn what we teach.  Your application should showcase your professional and volunteer experiences, leadership, academic preparation, accomplishments, and strengths -- as they relate to a professional career in public service.  Therefore, we will...
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two students talking
Oct 23, 2015
Isabella (Mizzi) Gomes '16
Sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), the Sept. 18 symposium featured the work of students who conducted research projects and participated in summer internships sponsored by the global health and U.S. health policy programs. The event, which was held in partnership with campus organizations including International Internship Program (IIP), Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), Princeton in Asia (PiA), the Community-...
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Martin Gilens
Oct 22, 2015
Morgan Kelly
Martin Gilens, a professor of politics, and faculty associate at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics has been inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 235th Class of Members. Full Story.
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Angus Deaton
Oct 13, 2015
Public Affairs
"Nobel laureates don't normally come from public policy schools. ... This is the third Nobel Prize that has come from WWS. ... This is like a Nobel Prize for the Woodrow Wilson School, and that's a truly wonderful thing." -Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and a professor of economics and international affairs in Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 
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Paul Volcker
Oct 9, 2015
B. Rose Huber
The public service papers of Paul A. Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, are now part of the permanent collection of Princeton University, where the economist earned his undergraduate degree in 1949. Read the full story here.
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Oct 8, 2015
Public Affairs
Three new professors joined the faculty at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at the start of the 2015-16 year. Read the full story here.
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Couples Hooking arms in square dance
Oct 7, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions
In early September, following math camp and the summer MPP program, new students gather for orientation and a wonderful 20 year old tradition of the WWS Square Dance, a distinctive but not exclusively American custom.  Enjoy watching WWS students learn these skills, which will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Watch the video below:  
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Janet Currie
Oct 5, 2015
Michael Hotchkiss
Economist Janet Currie uses the methods of an economist, her analytical skills and an openness to new ideas to offer important insights into the health and well-being of children. Read the full story here.  
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Sep 15, 2015
Public Affairs
Last spring semester Jennifer Widner, professor of politics and international affairs, introduced an online version of her course "Making Government Work in Hard Places." Offered alongside Widner's traditional graduate-level course with 19 enrolled students, the nine-week online course reached more than 2,000 learners from around the world.   Aiming to reach a global audience, Widner made the online class available through NovoEd, a massive open...
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Sep 14, 2015
Mike Kelvington, MPA1
This past Friday morning, on September 11th, approximately 15 graduate students from the Woodrow Wilson School joined Princeton’s Student Veterans Organization and the local chapter of Team Red, White, and Blue for a Remembrance Workout that was nothing short of inspirational.  Just as those horrific events of September 11th, 2001 brought together Americans from all walks of life, so did this tribute workout.  In total, there were over 40...
Sep 10, 2015
Public Affairs
After a visit to Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Richard Horton wrote that in Princeton, he found "a university not at all relaxed about its present or its future," but rather "an institution anxious to make an impact."   With its latest addition — a new, fully revamped online portal connecting all things global health — Princeton is showing just how much it aims to...
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Sep 1, 2015
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Aug 25, 2015
Public Affairs
It took less than two months at the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at the Woodrow Wilson School in 1995 for Gilbert Collins, MPA ‘99 – then a rising undergraduate senior at Harvard University – to change his career focus. “I was a political science and government major, and I thought I wanted to go to law school,” Collins said. “My interests completely changed after attending the Junior...
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Aug 24, 2015
WWS Admissions
The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 PPIA Fellowship!    About the Fellowship The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive  candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation  in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one...
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Aug 20, 2015
Public Affairs
Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast region in August 2005, resulting in more than 1,800 people dead and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Nearly 80 miles northwest of New Orleans, a site of unprecedented damage during the storm, is Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital and home of Louisiana State University (LSU). A few blocks from campus lived Ian Aucoin, a native of New Orleans who was, at the time, a senior at LSU. “I was in...
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Aug 18, 2015
Public Affairs
Successful societies need human capital – and human capital is produced when a society invests in its children so that they grow up to be healthy, productive citizens. Such is the formula that shapes the work of Dean Spears, MPA ’07, Ph.D. ’13. A child’s failure to thrive hurts the child. But it also hurts the society. In the Sitapur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, early life health has been chronically problematic. While the...
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JRCPPF logo
Aug 13, 2015
Public Affairs
At the end of each summer, a group of Wilson School students immerse themselves in the ins and outs of the financial market.   Now in its sixth year, the intensive three-day “Short-Course: Financial Markets for Public Policy Professionals” provides a framework for second-year Master in Public Affairs (MPA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP) students to understand the operations of financial institutions, the economic purposes they serve and the...
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Aug 11, 2015
Katherine Pantangco, JSI '15
Homemaking" and "coming full circle" are important themes I've taken away so far in my life. Towards the end of my senior year of high school, I received a call from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations selection committee, congratulating me on becoming the San Francisco winner for that year. This summer, I was able to spend two months back at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, just down the street from the Carl A. Fields Center where the...
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Aug 6, 2015
Public Affairs
In mid-June, 29 rising college seniors cut their summer breaks short and set up shop at the Woodrow Wilson School. The undergraduates in this year’s Junior Summer Institute (JSI) class hailed from 24 U.S. colleges and universities, representing 16 states and 14 majors. The seven-week program prepares students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. Students are admitted to JSI based on a demonstrated commitment...
Aug 4, 2015
Public Affairs
The Woodrow Wilson School is home to centers and programs organized around a range of policy-relevant issues. They focus research efforts, host seminars, and bring to campus distinguished scholars and practitioners throughout the academic year.   Recently, an anonymous donation was made to create the Daniel Kahneman and Anne Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton, enabling the University to strengthen its leading...
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Photo of Reena Shah
Jul 28, 2015
Public Affairs
Every day, Reena Shah MPA ’03, and a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, seeks to answer a fundamental question: “What do people need to live a life of dignity?” An attorney, Shah draws on international human rights law to fight for the acquisition of basic human needs in the United States. She is the director of the Human Rights Project at Maryland Legal Aid where she works toward improving outcomes for the poor in...
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Jul 23, 2015
Public Affairs
The Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute prepares undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. If you have an interest in and commitment to cross-cultural and social issues and public service, check out the details of the Princeton program here.
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Jul 21, 2015
Public Affairs
The Woodrow Wilson School faculty generates research upon which sound public policy is based. This makes for a thriving academic community, and also shapes dialogue in the classroom and among active graduate students. Thoughtful and analytic conversation and debate is essential to the fabric of the program, as well as a successful career in public policy. The WWS Reacts series chronicles the real-time reactions to current events from Wilson...
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Jul 16, 2015
Public Affairs
  The Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School prepares non-Princeton undergraduate students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. JSI provides participants with the tools for critical thinking, speaking, writing and quantitative reasoning, and with the skills and experiences necessary to create, analyze, implement, evaluate and affect policy in a...
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Jul 14, 2015
Public Affairs
  The latest issue of the graduate program viewbook is hot off the virtual press. The publication offers a close-up of the admission process, life and education at the Woodrow Wilson School, and the careers and public service opportunities within reach after graduation. If you're wondering how your strengths might fit into the fabric of the MPA, MPP or Ph.D. programs, and how you can grow within the community, browsing the viewbook is a...
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Jul 9, 2015
Public Affairs
Eighty percent of Americans do not have access to solar power, leaving them with higher energy bills and larger carbon footprints. Steve Moilanen MPA ’14 and Steph Speirs MPA ’14 have endeavored to unlock the market for those households through Solstice Initiative. Their cofounded organization uses a “community solar” design, providing households with the opportunity to purchase solar power without installing solar panels on their roofs....
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Jul 7, 2015
Public Affairs
"WooCast," a new podcast series produced by the Woodrow Wilson School, will feature experts weighing in on current issues in the policy arena. In the first episode, health historian Keith Wailoo shows how past epidemics provide powerful lessons for the current Ebola crisis.   Do you have a podcast idea? Please submit your suggestions to extaff@princeton.edu.     Wailoo, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs, is a panelist at...
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Jul 2, 2015
Public Affairs
Half of the 220,000 people killed in the Syrian civil war have been civilians. Untargeted barrel bombings have crumbled cities and diminished basic resources like food and water. Many children have been out of school for four years. Those who have survived the attacks suffer with injuries and have no access to medical care. Within the country, 7.6 million people have been displaced. Another 4 million have made the life-threatening trek into...
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Jun 30, 2015
Public Affairs
To expand on this perspective, the Princeton-Fung Global Forum will convene Nov. 2–3 in Dublin, Ireland, to examine global health, using the Ebola outbreak as a case study of a modern plague. The third annual forum will include academic scholars, researchers, health and medical professionals, aid workers, policymakers and journalists. Using a multidisciplinary approach, panelists will examine economic, environmental, political and historical...
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Jun 25, 2015
Public Affairs
Every fall, applicants to Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School graduate programs make final edits to their policy memos, double-check GRE score submissions and update their résumés. They click “submit,” and the months-long wait begins. Surrounded by stacks of reference letters, transcripts and personal essays, Associate Dean for Graduate Admissions John Templeton shuts his office door, and the reading season begins.   While these applications could...
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Jun 24, 2015
WWS Admissions, Photo by Sameer Khan
We would like to welcome the 29th cohort of students to our Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (PPIA JSI), the largest diversity program in the United States that promotes the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and advances their leadership roles throughout the U.S. and abroad. The program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate study and careers in public policy...
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Jun 23, 2015
Public Affairs
The Fistula Foundation funds more obstetric fistula surgeries than any other non-governmental organization in the world. When Kate Grant MPA ’94 joined the Foundation as its first CEO in 2005, it supported surgeries at one institution in Ethiopia. Since then, the Foundation has helped women in 29 countries in Africa and Asia. It was on a seven-month trip through this region that Grant realized she needed to leave her advertising career for a new...
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Jun 18, 2015
Public Affairs
Each spring, Woodrow Wilson School MPA, MPP and PhD students perform a talent show, bringing together students, faculty and staff for a night of laughs amidst the end of the semester. This year's "Woos Got Talent" featured a cast of students singing, playing instruments, dancing and more. Check out some highlight from the show below. We're already looking forward to seeing the talent 2016 brings!
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Jun 17, 2015
Public Affairs
Today we wanted to give a shout-out to another blog: HistPhil, launched this week by Wilson School Professor Stanley N. Katz and fellow historians Benjamin Soskis and Maribel Morey, Ph.D. '13.  This new blog focuses on the history of philanthropy and places a particular emphasis on how history can shed light on contemporary philanthropic issues and practice. The blog will bring together scholars, foundation leaders, and philanthropists in common...
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Jun 16, 2015
Public Affairs
The Woodrow Wilson School is spearheading this year's Princeton-Fung Global Forum Nov. 2-3, 2015, in Dublin, Ireland. Designed to bring together colleagues from around the world, this year's forum will examine global health, using the current Ebola crisis as a critical case study of a modern plague. Several keynote speakers will help to frame the current crisis, and the panels will use the Ebola crisis as a framing mechanism to examine aspects...
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Jun 15, 2015
Public Affairs
Fourteen high school students from the Pueblo, Navajo and Jicarilla Apache nations of New Mexico are visiting the Woodrow Wilson School from June 13-21, as part of the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy (SPA). Nominated by teachers, community leaders, professionals and tribal leaders, these students spend the week examining Native American policymaking on the federal and state levels. The program, co-founded and...
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Jun 8, 2015
WWS Admissions
One of the exciting features of our Master in Public Affairs (MPA) program is a 10-week-long summer internship during the summer between the first-and-second-year of our two-year program. Each student is required to intern at a professional level for an agency or organization that is relevant to their course of study and career interests.  Our 67 first-year MPA students will conclude their first-year requirements with summer positions all over...
Jun 4, 2015
Public Affairs
This spring semester Jennifer Widner, professor of politics and international affairs, introduced an online version of her course "Making Government Work in Hard Places." Offered alongside Widner's traditional graduate-level course with 19 enrolled students, the nine-week online course reached more than 2,000 learners from around the world. Aiming to reach a global audience, Widner made the online class available through NovoEd, a massive open...
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Jun 3, 2015
WWS Admissions
Congratulations and best of luck to our 2015 WWS Graduates.  We will miss you!
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May 21, 2015
WWS Admissions
The PPIA Public Service EXPO serves as a creative commons for prospective applicants to public policy and international affairs schools, for individuals seeking public service careers and internships, and for strengthening a community of high-impact individuals.  Held in the nation's capital on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at American Unviersity's Katzen Center from 5-8 pm Who should attend? The EXPO brings together representatives of some of the...
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Apr 15, 2015
Hannah Shaw, MPA '15
That might sound funny, but I am a believer in taxes. Since February, some of my classmates and I have volunteered each week at free tax sites down the road in Trenton. At these sites we help low-income taxpayers file their taxes, claim benefits offered through the tax code, and explain why they owe money when they do. We learn firsthand about the remarkable and tangible difference that refundable tax credits can make for working families. We...
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Apr 10, 2015
Vanesa Sanchez, MPA2, Co-Chair of SAOC's Diversity & Inclusion Committee , Photo by John Houston
The student-led organization, Students & Alumni of Color (SAOC), held its 19th annual Symposium on March 28-29, 2015. SAOC's mission is to bring together Woodrow Wilson School students, alumni, and faculty to promote diversity, establish mentoring relationships, discuss issues relevant to the social, political and professional development of students of color, and support the social and political development of communities of color. Photo...
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Apr 7, 2015
Magda Anchondo, MPA '15, Photo by John Houston
The student-led organization Students & Alumni of Color (SAOC) held its 19th annual Symposium on March 28-29, 2015. SAOC's mission is to bring together Woodrow Wilson School students, alumni, and faculty to promote diversity, establish mentoring relationships, discuss issues relevant to the social, political and professional development of students of color, and support the social and political development of communities of color. We hope...
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Mar 28, 2015
WWS Admissions
One of the advantages of the Woodrow Wilson School is its interdisciplinary approach. Students interested in the law may choose to combine the study of law and the study of public affairs through the MPA/JD program. Thomas Scott, MPA/JD '11 completed the program with Stanford Law School and currently works at a firm in Washington. Be sure to check out the piece he recently authored for his firm's White Collar Lawyer blog.
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Mar 23, 2015
WWS Admissions
The Woodrow Wilson School Students and Alumni of Color (SAOC) will host the 19th annual symposium, "Seizing the Moment:  Social Activism & Policy-Making in the Wake of Ferguson," on March 28-29, 2015. The mission of the symposium is to bring together students and alumni of the Woodrow Wilson School in common cause to promote racial diversity, discuss issues relevant to the social, political, and professional development of students of color...
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Staff welcoming newly admitted students.
Mar 20, 2015
Congratulations to our newly admitted students to the Woodrow Wilson School - view video message.
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Mar 2, 2015
WWS Admissions
Alan Blinder Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs You can have the greatest research in the world. But unless you have smart, well-educated, and well-intentioned public servants—both elected and appointed—to carry out the policies, all that research will do society little good. That, to me, is where the Woodrow Wilson School’s educational mission comes in.    
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WWS Graduate Admissions Staff
Feb 23, 2015
WWS Admissions
The Graduate Admissions Office recruits prospective students with a diversity of interests and experiences. We also seek to make the application and admission processes as smooth as possible for all applicants to the School.   Lisa DuffyGraduate Admissions Assistant I started in the Graduate Admissions Office in September 2013, but I am not new to Princeton University. I grew up and attended college in New Jersey and earned a degree in music...
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Feb 5, 2015
WWS Admissions
The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure that student, faculty and staff members can explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and just as importantly, learn from each other. Here are some of the centers on campus that support our students: Campus ClubCommunity HouseDavis International CenterFields Center for Equality and Cultural UnderstandingFrist Campus Center...
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Feb 2, 2015
WWS Admissions
Originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, Duc spent the past five years in the United States. He started college at Truman State University in Missouri and then earned his B.A. in economics and mathematics at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. After college, he worked for Cartesian, a consulting firm in Boston, where he conducted research in the telecommunication and digital media industry and analyzed data. After finishing his contract, he traveled...
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Jan 19, 2015
Shasti Conrad, MPA '15 & Ricardo Hurtado, MPA '15
We wanted to share some timely words from Dr. King this holiday to give some perspective on our day-to-day work to support communities of color in the United States and worldwide.  It’s important to honor the spirit of these efforts in our own work, no matter how small our own individual or collective efforts may seem sometimes.    On December 7, 1964, a few days before he received the Noble Peace Prize, Dr. King addressed thousands of people in...
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Jan 16, 2015
WWS Admissions
Application Processing Once you submit your application you may log in to the online portal to review your activity and to check the status of your supporting materials. We review each application and will notify you if we find that anything is missing; you do not have to contact us to ask if we have all of your materials. This process takes several weeks. The order in which your application is processed in the system has no bearing on your...
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Jan 5, 2015
B. Rose Huber
Every February, around 50 graduate students from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and other universities across the country take over Wallace Hall for a "reading weekend." With 150 academic papers in front of them, the students serve as editors, critiquing the scholarly work of their peers. Throughout the chilly weekend, they are looking for one key theme: papers that provide innovative policy ideas addressing real world-issues....
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