VIU Hosts Senator Tim Kaine, Senate and House Candidates at Multicultural Chambers Forum

VIU Hosts Senator Tim Kaine, Senate and House Candidates at Multicultural Chambers Forum

VIU proudly hosted the Candidate’s Forum on Sunday, September 30th at our Fairfax, VA campus.  The event was sponsored by the Multicultural Chambers Alliance comprised of the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.   Attendees and members of the Press enjoyed a bi-partisan approach […]

How Unique Are You In Managing Conflict?

How Unique Are You In Managing Conflict?

On Thursday, September 20th 2018, the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia International University (VIU) hosted a dynamic workshop on the topic of conflict management facilitated by retired Federal Mediator, Mr. John A. Wagner. Mr. Wagner was appointed an Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist for the Agency of Health Care Research and Quality in […]

Forum on the State of American Democracy

Forum on the State of American Democracy

The School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia International University is glad to invite you to: FORUM ON THE STATE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY Friday, May 18, 2018    9:00 AM – 11:30 AM  School of Public and International Relations  VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA 3rd floor Conference Room Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-on-the-state-of-american-democracy-tickets-45766462722   The […]

Affordable Online Master’s in Public Administration Degree Program

Affordable Online Master’s in Public Administration Degree Program

Grad School Hub.com, www.gradschoolhub.com, recently ranked Virginia International University as having one of the most affordable online Master’s in Public Administration degree programs.  VIU ranked #7 out of 30 private colleges per their recent ranking. The ranking considered accreditation and affordability. The editors noted VIU as one of the best values for an online Master’s […]

Event: 2018 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up

Event: 2018 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up

Join us to meet and hear from NOVA legislators about the successes and failures of the 2018 VA General Assembly.  Bring your questions and concerns! The event will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM at the Conference Room at Virginia International University.  

Event: Immigration Policy Forum (Mach 3, 2018) 9:30 am- 12:00 pm

Event: Immigration Policy Forum (Mach 3, 2018)  9:30 am- 12:00 pm

The forum will focus on the current immigration debate and the critical policy and identity issues at stake. From the legacy of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act to the impact of the current political climate and legislative battles – the speakers trace the key political and social impact of these developments in Northern Virginia.

SPIA Students tour Congress and Visit Senator Tim Kaine’s Office

SPIA Students tour Congress and Visit Senator Tim Kaine’s Office

  On Friday, October 13 SPIA Students toured the Capitol, sat at the U.S. House of Representatives and visited the offices of Senator Tim Kaine where they met with his legislative corespondents, Ms. Portia Boon and Andrew Kalaris. Our next tour will be the United Nations headquarters in New York City in early November.

2017 SALT Fall Advocacy Conference Hosted by SPIA-VIU

2017 SALT Fall Advocacy Conference Hosted by SPIA-VIU

Join us for this upcoming event to be hosted by the SPIA-VIU.

New 2017-2018 “Gerard and Dianne Blais SPIA Scholarship” announced

New 2017-2018 “Gerard and Dianne Blais SPIA Scholarship” announced

The School of Public and International Affairs is glad to announce a scholarship especially offered to SPIA students. The Gerard and Dianne Blais VIU-SPIA Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates potential for continued academic and professional success, as well as the need for financial assistance.

Congratulations to SPIA 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations to SPIA 2017 Graduates!

Virginia International University hosted its 12th annual commencement ceremony with keynote speaker, Ahmed R. Ali On Saturday, May 6th, Virginia International University (VIU)  hosted its 12th annual graduation commencement ceremony, at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, celebrating the accomplishments of 484 students from around the globe. VIU’s President, Dr. Isa Sarac, will presided over […]

2017 CDIA Conference on Rethinking Regions – Keynote Presentations (Full Videos)

2017 CDIA Conference on Rethinking Regions – Keynote Presentations (Full Videos)

The  2017 CDIA Conference Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia held on April 27th-28th  and organized by the Center for Democracy (CDIA) and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) bought together 28 presenters, among them six (6) distinguished keynote speakers. Their keynote presentations can be viewed in the video below: 

2017 CDIA-SPIA CONFERENCE ON RETHINKING REGIONS PROGRAM PUBLISHED

2017 CDIA-SPIA CONFERENCE ON RETHINKING REGIONS PROGRAM PUBLISHED

  Conference Program  Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:30am –  9:00 am             Registration and Breakfast  9:00am – 9:10am               Opening Remarks Dr. Klara Bilgin, Dean, School of Public and International Affairs Virginia International University

2017 CDIA Conference Rethinking Regions -Featured Keynote Speakers

2017 CDIA Conference Rethinking Regions -Featured Keynote Speakers

CDIA/SPIA 2017 Political Science Conference   Rethinking Regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia  Date:  April 27-April 28, 2017 Place:  Conference Hall (3rd floor) Virginia International University  4401 Village Drive  Fairfax, VA 22030    Register to attend:  https://conference.viu.edu/cdia/content/registration

SPIA VIDEO UPDATES:”Gift from Russia that causes tension between Kosovo and Serbia”

SPIA VIDEO UPDATES:”Gift from Russia that causes tension between Kosovo and Serbia”

SPIA VIDEO UPDATES:Dr. Shipoli is discussing “Gift from Russia that Causes Tension between Kosovo and Serbia” (March, 2017) 

VIU-SPIA Hosting a Journalistic Forum on Evaluating Trumps’s First 100 Days in Office

VIU-SPIA Hosting a Journalistic Forum on Evaluating Trumps’s First 100 Days in Office

SPIA is glad to invite our VIU colleagues and the larger community to its first journalist forum. Here are the details: Theme: “Evaluating Trumps’s First 100 Days in Office” Friday, March 17th, 9:00AM -11:00AM Conference Root (VD-102)

SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up

SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up

Mark Your Calendar! Attend the SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up Forum Saturday March 11, 2017 at 9:00 – 11:30 am—Urge your Delegate and Senator to attend! Pictures from the event:

Meet SPIA’s newest faculty member- Dr. JULIAN K. MUHAMMAD (PH.D., MPCP, CEM)

Meet SPIA’s newest faculty member-  Dr. JULIAN K. MUHAMMAD (PH.D., MPCP, CEM)

Dr. Julian K. Muhammad is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at VIU. He has been academically and professionally active in the areas of public administration and policy, risk management, emergency management, homeland security, and continuity of operations for more than 27 years, serving as a senior manager for […]

2017 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up

2017 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up

For a second year Social Action Linking Together (S.A.L.T.) is partnering with the School of Public and International Affairs to bring together Northern Virginia state legislators for a legislative wrap up. 2017 Virginia Legislative Wrap-Up Time: Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Place: Virginia International University (Conference room)

Guest Lecture Series: Beyond All Borders

Guest Lecture Series: Beyond All Borders

Dear VIU Community, The Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) and the School of Public and International Affairs would like to invite you to attend our first Guest Lecture Series of the year.  Renowned Hungarian author, journalist and public speaker Tvrtko Vujity will share his stories from his expansive international experience in talk entitled “Beyond All Borders” to take […]

Meet Ademola Philip Onafuye!

Meet Ademola Philip Onafuye!

  My name is Ademola Philip Onafuye from Nigeria and I am studying my Master of Science in International Relations (International Business).