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).

2016 SALT Training Conference hosted by SPIA-VIU

2016 SALT Training Conference hosted by SPIA-VIU

Fairfax, Virginia, USA – October 24, 2016 – Virginia International University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) graciously hosted the Advocacy Training Conference for Social Action Linking Together (SALT) on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The free training was designed for educators, students, professionals and retirees, seeking to increase their understanding […]

Meet Rolake Olajubu!

Meet Rolake Olajubu!

> My name is Rolake Olajubu from Nigeria and I am a student of VIU studying my Master of Science in International Relations (Business). 

Book Presentation: Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

Book Presentation: Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 SPIA and the Center for Democracy will host an invited talk with author Syed Mohammed Ali.  Dr. Ali is a development anthropologist with over a decade of experience working on issues of marginalization and empowerment. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Pakistan, Australia and the U.S. and he also writes a […]

A Short Analysis of the ISIS Attack against Istanbul Airport

A Short Analysis of the ISIS Attack against Istanbul Airport

Photo source: http://images.christianpost.com/full/98119/istanbul-ataturk-airport.jpg The well-coordinated terror attack against Istanbul Ataturk Airport, once again, has dragged the international community’s attention to the ISIS terror. The nature of ISIS attacks in Turkey can be analyzed in two major ways: the targets of ISIS and why Turkey fails to prevent such attacks.

SPIA’s First fully online alumni: Ms. Theresa Taylor

SPIA’s First fully online alumni: Ms. Theresa Taylor

Difficult Roads Often Leads to Beautiful Destinations “Heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companion slept, were toiling upward in the night”. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Congratulations Spring 2016 SPIA Graduates!

Congratulations Spring 2016 SPIA Graduates!

VIU’s commencement ceremony was held on May 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Building. Our commencement speaker was John Hughes from Bloomberg News. Below is a brief bio about Mr. Hughes: John Hughes, Bloomberg News John Hughes is a 28-year journalist and 2015 National Press Club president. Since […]

SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up, Social Issues Forum – April 3, 2016

SALT Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up, Social Issues Forum – April 3, 2016

On Sunday, April 3th Social Action Linking together (S.A.L.T.) and the School of Public and International Affair at Virginia International University hosted the Richmond Legislative Wrap-Up “Social Justice Forum”. The forum was very informative and spirited. Twelve VA Delegates and two Senators attended and shared their experience with the past legislative session and their efforts […]

Forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Draws Large Crowd

Forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Draws Large Crowd

Almost 100 people packed the Virginia International University Village Drive Conference Room for a conference on one of the most relevant current affairs issues. Dissecting a Complex Conflict: ISIS, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and the Humanitarian Response, hosted by the Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) and the School of Public and International Affairs […]

SPIA Students Publish Book Chapter

SPIA Students Publish Book Chapter

Students in Dr. Weaver’s Public Policy Analysis and Implementation class have published their class project as a chapter in the book Crisis Management: A Leadership Perspective. Their chapter is entitled “An Exploratory Study: FEMA Regional Headquarters Presence and Past Disasters and Their Impact on State DHS Grants.” Congratulations to Yetunde Banjo, Samiullah Samsor, Sanam Srujana, […]