Leading voices at NASPAA: the LBJ School champions public service education in Pittsburgh

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October 10, 2023

The LBJ School is a proud supporter of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s annual conference, taking place this year in Pittsburg from October 11-13. This year’s focus on Impact, Growth, and Value: Conveying the Importance of Public Service Education is more important than ever as we face unprecedented global challenges that call for strong leadership. Leaders from the LBJ School, alongside public policy school peers, will explore the role of public service education in today’s environment during panels, discussions and more. 


JR DeShazo

JR DeShazo, Dean

From the deans’ chairs: Navigating and shaping the policy context 

Dean JR DeShazo will join fellow public policy school deans for a frank discussion about the policy and political context in which schools operate and strategies to navigate it. Panel Schools: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Government, and the Goldman School of Public Policy. October 12 



Alfonso Rojas-Alvarez, Lecturer 

Data literacy and evidence building for the public sector

Professor Alfonso Rojas-Alvarez joins a panel to describe the structure and design of a new Executive Education Certificate program. The public-private partnership draws on almost a decade’s successful experience to train public policy professionals and government agency staff how to work with real world data drawn from different sources to produce new insights and products. It is hoped that NASPAA members will use the approach to build other similar partnerships across the country. October 11


Angela Evans

Angela Evans, Dean Emeritus 

Empowering the Public Sector: Strategies for Expanding Access to Public Service Education

Former dean Angela Evans discusses the role of public service education in preparing students for work in government, non-profits, and other areas of public sector. October 12


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