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Benjamin Young had a rare chance to visit North Korea in 2012. He stands with statues of statues of country leaders Kim Il-Sung on the left and Kim Jong-Il on the right.
News / March 1, 2022

Exploring North Korea’s history and evolving threats

‘With its nuclear weapons, cyber operations and missile systems, North Korea’s asymmetric military capabilities should not be underestimated,’ VCU expert says.

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News / March 1, 2022

Lunch and Learn - Marijuana, Cannabis, Weed: Is Virginia Ready for Regulation?

What does it take to compete in the recently legalized cannabis industry in Virginia? What are the best ways to effectively navigate policy concerns and regulations across this uncharted landscape?

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Join Joe Dillard, Jr., Director of Equitable Innovation and Legislative Policy for the Greater Richmond Transit Company.
News / February 24, 2022

Moving Forward Together: The Road to Transportation Equity in RVA with Joe Dillard

What is the role of transit in shaping equity for individuals and communities?

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ASPA 2022 Recipients Susan Gooden, Blue Wooldridge and Bill Leighty.
News / February 24, 2022

Wooldridge, Leighty and Gooden honored with ASPA career awards

Three faculty members from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University received national career awards at the annual American Society for Public Administration conference held in Jacksonville, Fl. March 18-22.

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Shajuana Isom-Payne
News / February 23, 2022

Isom-Payne wins NACADA’s regional advising award

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the preeminent global network for academic advising, has named Shajuana Isom-Payne as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Advocate for Academic Advising Award for Region 2.

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The new GVPA 100 undergraduate course is instructed by Myung Jin (at right), associate professor and chair of the Master of Public Administration program.
News / February 16, 2022

Exploring public service possibilities with GVPA 100: Making Policy Real

A new Wilder School introductory course helps students to explore a wide range of careers

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The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.
News / February 10, 2022

Nationally-ranked M.P.A. program can now be completed fully online

Wilder School to offer Virginia’s first fully-accredited online program

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Slums, or informal settlements like these in Delhi, India, often lacking adequate access to essential services like connection lines to sewage systems. Shruti Syal
News / February 3, 2022

Connecting environmental planning to social equity

Wilder School assistant professor Shruti Syal’s goal is to eliminate wastewater from urban ‘slums"

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Join Joe Dillard, Jr., Director of Equitable Innovation and Legislative Policy for the Greater Richmond Transit Company.
News / January 31, 2022

Wilder School February Lunch & Learn - “Moving Forward Together: The Road to Transportation Equity in RVA”

Wilder School February Lunch & Learn: “Moving Forward Together: The Road to Transportation Equity in RVA”

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Welcome to the VCU Leadership Development Program Class of 2022.
News / January 31, 2022

Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at the Wilder School announces VCU Leadership Development Program Class of 2022

The VCU Leadership Development Program is a collaborative effort to increase the skills of current and emerging campus leaders to bring together top university talent to improve the VCU community.

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