The Ultimate Investment

Sep 23, 2014
Published by: Karli Bryant, MPA '16
You mean to tell me that I have unlimited access to every alumni that has graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School?  I have a team in the Career Services Office who actually wants to meet with me and help me with my career path? And I get to take all these classes and have access to all these resources? Yes! Yes! And Yes!  While applying to the Woo, I can say that I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I knew there were amazing faculty...

Welcome to the WOO!

Sep 9, 2014
Published by: WWS Admissions
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming and returning graduate students
Robertson Hall

What is a master's degree in public and international affairs?

Aug 5, 2014
Published by: WWS Admissions
MPA. MPP. MPA (again). MPH. So what exactly is a master's degree in public and international affairs? Put simply, it is a course of study that will prepare you to think critically, to analyze and solve policy problems and to become an impactful leader for the public good. Flexible programs allow you to tailor a curriculum to your interests and sometimes even earn a joint degree in another discipline. While programs will vary by institution,...

A Passionate Public Servant: My WWS Experience and Beyond

Jul 28, 2014
As a Los Angeles native, adjusting to life as a graduate student at the Woodrow Wilson School was tough.  The curriculum was rigorous and getting used to the weather was challenging (I had to learn how to shop for the appropriate jackets, socks, and ear muffs!).  I missed home, and as someone that was committed to public service, I also searched for opportunities to volunteer, and to give back to Latino and African American communities.  I tried...

College Students Plunge Into Summer of Geopolitics and Public Policy

Jul 14, 2014
Published by: Eric Wilkens
On a recent summer evening, a group of 17 rising seniors from colleges across the country were discussing Russia and the European Union in Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus.    The students are part of the international policy workshop, "U.S.-EU Cooperation on Conflict Resolution," in the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), a seven-week-long program hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs that is designed to...

What Are Our Graduate Students Doing this Summer...

Jul 7, 2014
This summer I’m working with the office of the UN Resident Coordinator to Somalia, which plays a strategic planning and coordination function for the UN Somalia Country Team, a set of more than twenty UN agencies working in Somalia. It’s a very exciting time to be in this office: Somalia is undergoing positive political change, experiencing some gains in security and governance, and the international community is beginning to increase its...

Reflection on a Gathering of Leaders 2014

Jun 27, 2014
As I picked up my registration packet at this year’s "A Gathering of Leaders" conference in Oakland, CA, I couldn’t help but laugh when I glanced down at my name tag. “Ricky Hurtado, Institute for Black Male Achievement Intern, PolicyLink” it read. It felt a little strange to be with my new PolicyLink co-workers, preparing for a week’s worth of energizing and challenging dialogue around the work supporting boys and men of color across the...

Exploring a future in public service

Jun 17, 2014
Published by: WWS Admissions
Do you want to explore your future in public service? Apply to attend a free 4-day weekend conference just for college students who want to move the world forward! Motivated students from diverse backgrounds will gather at Indiana University, October 23-26, 2014, to learn how they pursue a career, or get a degree, in public service. They’ll hear from renowned thinkers and leaders in public service, participate in cultural and recreational...
A student during the 2013 Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy (SPA) at the Wilson School. Photo provided by Patrice Chavez.

Wilson School Hosts Summer Policy Academy for Students from Pueblo Nations

Jun 17, 2014
Published by: Eric Wilkens
Fourteen high school students from 14 Pueblo Nations in New Mexico will visit the Woodrow Wilson School from June 14-22, as part of the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy (SPA).    The program, co-founded and co-directed by Regis Pecos ’77, chief of staff to the New Mexico House of Representatives Majority Floor Leader and director of legislative affairs for the House Majority Office, brings American Indian...

Meet the 2014 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Fellows

Jun 13, 2014
Published by: Melissa Lyles
We would like to welcome the 28th 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...