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Congratulations to Daniela Cediel on being selected as a White House Intern for this summer semester!

Dissertation Defense Announcements:

Sustainable Public Pension System for Florida Local Governments: Financial Solvency, Paradigm Switch and Interperiod Equity by Yongqing Cong.

Major Professor: Dr. Howard A. Frank.

May 12, 2014 at 10:00am in PCA 254 at MMC.

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January

Four MPA Students Win Best Paper in Seoul, Korea

The Department of Public Administration would like to congratulate four of its MPA students for winning the award of Best Paper in the area of Policy Management in Seoul, Korea. Amaury Casadesus, Monica Fernandez, Michael Gregory, and Kebrina Maharaj took part in a week-long field trip to Seoul last spring as part of a PAD Contemporary Issues course focusing on public administration and management issues in Seoul, Korea. Their winning entry is titled “Cultural Policies of Seoul, Korea.”

February

The Department of Public Administration Congratulates Executive MPA student, Isabelle Carballo, for leading the South Florida team at the Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy “Building a Sustainable Economic Future through Equity and Inclusion” that will be held in Baltimore from March 11-13, 2014.

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Five FIU MPA students will compete in the “Policy Solutions Challenge.” This is a national competition where teams of students from leading schools of public policy and public administration around the country will find creative solutions to current policy challenges. This year’s policy challenge is “Youth Unemployment.”

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March

VIDEO: The Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA)and FIU dialogue on Public Sector Leadership: The French and U.S. Experiences on March 3, 2014.

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On March 13, FIU’s Executive MPA students came to Washington to meet with Congressmen Joe Garcia and Mario Diaz-Balart from the South Florida delegation and the staffs of Senator Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio as part of their capstone experience to discuss issues ranging from immigration policy to the conservation of the Everglades.

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May

Palina Prysmakova receives Best PhD Student Paper Award at 2014 NISPACee conference

Palina Prysmakova for the Best PhD Student Paper Award at the recent 2014 NISPACee conference (Budapest) for the 2nd year in a row, for her paper titled "Chinese Loans for Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries: Short-term Payoffs to Chinese Local Governments and Long-term Obligations of Belarus Nation"

August

NASPAA is pleased to release the 2014-15 Roster of Accredited Programs, the complete list of master's degree programs accredited by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA). The Roster is available on COPRA's redesigned and more user-friendly website.

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September

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department congratulates eleven officers on their recent promotions. Two officers, Assistant Chief: Michael Gregory and Major: Victor London, are recent graduates of FIU's Executive MPA program.

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November

A Miami native, Francesca Menes wants to make South Florida the best community it can be. For her, that means empowering immigrants who live here by urging local, state and federal government on issues of importance to the Florida Immigrant Coalition.

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