Dr. John Lapinski shares what polls can tell us ahead of the 2024 presidential election

Dr. John Lapinski is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Political Science, the director of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program and the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES), and faculty director for the Fels Executive Master of Public Administration. He also serves as the Director of the Elections Unit at NBC News, applying his expertise to projecting races and producing election-related stories.

Fels Institute of Government and Philadelphia Housing Authority Partnership

The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and Philadelphia Housing Authority partnership provides a 25% tuition reduction for PHA employees who enroll in the Master of Public Administration or the Executive Master of Public Administration.

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Two Fels MPA students selected as Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) finalists

Two Fels Master of Public Administration students were selected as Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) finalists, the US federal government’s prestigious two-year leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. Patrick Gushue (MPA ‘24) and Meg Turner (MPA ‘24) were chosen as part of 825 finalists out of over 7,000 domestic and international applications for the Class of 2024.

Mayor Cherelle Parker to Give Keynote Address at Fels Institute of Government 2024 Graduation

The Fels Institute of Government is honored to announce Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, a distinguished alumna of the Fels Master of Public Administration program, as the keynote speaker for our Class of 2024 graduation ceremony. The event will take place on Sunday, May 19, at the National Constitution Center.

Fels welcomes Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for the Public Policy in Practice speaker series

The Fels Institute of Government was honored to welcome US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to the Public Policy in Practice speaker series on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. In a conversation facilitated by Distinguished Fellow Elizabeth Vale, Secretary Buttigieg discussed his broad career in public service and his experience in his current role leading national transportation policy. He shared the impact of working across the aisle, including the development and passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to rebuild the country’s infrastructure.

Heather Huntington

Professor Heather Huntington is the executive director of the Penn Development Research Institute-DevLab. Dr. Huntington has served as the principal investigator on nine evaluation projects over the past five years for USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the United States Institute of Peace. The global reach of her work includes transformational projects in Zambia, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Mongolia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Guinea, and Colombia.

Andrew Buss

Andrew Buss is a Deputy Chief Information Officer within Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology. He and his team focus on public technology and innovation, with a portfolio including digital equity, public sector innovation ecosystems, digital services, smart cities, creative services, and communications. After directing Philadelphia’s implementation of the KEYSPOT program, a citywide network of 77 community technology centers, he established the City’s first innovation team with a focus on helping public sector employees think and work more creatively.

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