School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

"I became interested in the geography program, especially the mapping and satellite imaging courses that related to my experience in Afghanistan."

-Jared Shank

Inspiring students to analyze, influence, and solve pressing societal concerns

Success Stories

Political science grad Karen Seiger volunteers as a tour guide at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, edits a travel guidebook series and works in marketing and business development.
When she begins her Fulbright experience in Taiwan this summer, it will be the fifth foreign country Emma Peterson has lived and studied in during the past four years.

School News

Special agents

Wright State’s new Agents of Change community-engagement course makes a splash with Dayton City Commission
The Agents of Change course is part of an initiative designed to empower students to become more active citizens, create partnerships with community groups and promote positive change.

Wright State students reflect on Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Wright State University students spent their spring break on a pilgrimage to historical sites associated with the civil rights movement.

World power

Wright State political scientist Vaughn Shannon elected president of Dayton Council on World Affairs
Shannon says his calling is to make sure citizens are educated on international affairs so they can make informed choices.

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Overview of SPIA

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