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The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our faculty teach and conduct rigorous research to realize social change and solve problems for the common good. Our classes are small, and the impact we have on our students and on the outside world is big.


CPPA Seeks Lecturer in Nonprofit and/or Public Management

CPPA is hiring a full-time lecturer in nonprofit and/or public management, to start Sept. 1, 2015. Review of applications begins Nov. 24.

Hyatt to Address Thatcher's Legacy on UK Grassroots Activism

CPPA is pleased to co-sponsor “Contesting the Crisis: Grassroots Activism and the Legacy of Thatcherism in the UK,” a talk by Dr. Susan Brin Hyatt on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in Campus Center 905-909.

Desmarais Colloquium to Focus on Policy-Science Connections

The next lecture in the CPPA Faculty Colloquium Series features Assistant Professor Bruce Desmarais (political science), who presents his recent research  in a Nov. 3 talk titled “The Science of Policy: A Network Perspective.”