For the second year in a row, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has received the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs’ Inclusion Award for Community Building — this time recognizing the efforts of the Out of Afghanistan Project.
Out of Afghanistan, an initiative of the Center for Governance and Markets, mobilized around 100 volunteers to assist more than 6,000 people fleeing Afghanistan in August through September 2021. It also brought together students, faculty, staff, alumni and others to welcome threatened Afghan scholars to the University of Pittsburgh and support other newly resettled refugees in the state. Read more about the program in Pitt Magazine.
The Inclusion Award recognizes the efforts of international affairs schools that “bridge different groups and deepen a sense of connection within the community.” GSPIA also won the Inclusion Award in 2021, the awards program's inaugural year, for the Students of Color Alliance’s Reflective Conversations.