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Professors Col and Benton Meet With African IGs

Professors Col and Benton Meet With African IGs

During June, Professors Jeanne-Marie Col and Ned Benton attended a meeting of the Executive Committee of the African Forum of State Inspectors General (AFIGO) in Cote d’Ivoire in Africa.  The AFIGO member nations are Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, The Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Republic of Guinea (Conakry), Madagascar, Mali,...
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Decisions in Crises: A Unique Learning Experience for Students

Decisions in Crises: A Unique Learning Experience for Students

Associate Professor Dr. William Pammer teaches a newly developed course, Decisions in Crises (PAD 318).  He shares his insights into this highly unique course with us here. What does PAD 318, Decision in Crisis, offer to students?  What is the main aim of this course? Developed during the academic year 2011-2012, PAD 318, Decisions...
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Interning at the NYC Dept. of Probation: Alex Setzer’s Story

Interning at the NYC Dept. of Probation: Alex Setzer’s Story

This past summer, Alex Setzer interned at the New York City Department of Probation.  After earning a B.S. in Sociology magna cum laude from Appalachian State University, North Carolina, he began to pursue his M.P.A. at John Jay with a dual specialization of Management and Operations, and Human Resources Management.  Here he discusses his...
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Meet the Faculty: Prof. Jonathan Childerley

Meet the Faculty: Prof. Jonathan Childerley

Jonathan Childerley joins the Public Management department this fall, teaching International Public Policy and Administration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and Economics in the MPA program at West Point.  Prof. Childerley extensive experience in international and public sector administration.  He is a Chartered Accountant by profession.  He worked at the United Nations...
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Internship Focus: MPA Candidate Taisha Guy at the NYC Council

Internship Focus: MPA Candidate Taisha Guy at the NYC Council

Taisha Guy is an MPA student who is passionate about public service, particularly in Inspection and Oversight (IO).  She earned a BA focusing on IO at John Jay prior to beginning the MPA program.  This past summer, Taisha interned at the New York City Council, where she worked in the Appointment Investigation Unit (AIU)...
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Colonel Rideout Addresses the MPA Graduates at West Point

Colonel Rideout Addresses the MPA Graduates at West Point

Colonel Dane Rideout, the Garrison Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison at West Point, was the speaker at the reception for this year’s graduating class of  John Jay College’s MPA program at West Point. The reception was held in Cullen Hall on Friday May 31st. The event was very special because Colonel Rideout graduated from...
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Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society Induction

Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society Induction

On May 22nd, a new class of JJCCJ MPA graduates was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, wnich is the national honor society for students in the field of Public Affairs and Administration.  Under the auspices of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), this honorary society encourages and rewards scholarship...
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Seven Hours in Albany

Seven Hours in Albany

A group of 14 students accompanied by MPA Career Advisor Mary Ann Triest visited Capitol Hill, Albany, New York, on April 30, 2013.  This daylong trip was organized by MPA Students Association for students to gain exposure in the inner-workings of the state assembly and public service in general. In the morning, Assembly member...
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Two MPA Students Named Presidential Management Fellows

Two MPA Students Named Presidential Management Fellows

Lauren Fischer and Ryan Spiker have been selected as the finalists for the 2013 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program. The PMF is the most prestigious and competitive fellowship of all federal student programs in the nation. This program provides initial years of employment and leadership development trainings, inculcates a spirit of public service, and...
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Law Day @ John Jay

Law Day @ John Jay

On March 16, 2013, approximately 150 students gathered to attend the Law Day @ John Jay, which was aimed to provide firsthand information about the law school admission process, strategies for Law School Admission Test, and law school funding options. A daylong event kicked off at 9:30 a.m. with four concurrent sessions. Ursula Duran,...
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