Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Our students not only develop analytical skills but also acquire substantive knowledge about the world’s most important domestic and international policy issues. This balance is reflected in our curriculum, which varies widely in both topic and format. Lectures, seminars and workshops are taught by renowned scholars as well as practitioners who have served in leadership positions at all levels of government and in multilateral and nonprofit organizations.
Master of Public Affairs
Master of Public Policy
Master of Public Affairs- Juris Doctorate
Joint Degree Program in Social Policy
Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Affairs
Certificate in Demography
Certificate in Health and Health Policy
Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
Catch Up with Politics & Polls! New Episode: A Year of Donald TrumpNov 9, 2017In episode #66, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang take a look back at the past year and analyze all that has unfolded since Donald Trump was elected president of the United Sta…
SINSI Spotlight: Alisa Tiwari ’14, U.S. Department of Justice
Nov 2, 2017
As a Princeton University undergraduate, Alisa Tiwari ’14 evaluated New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk program for her senior thesis. With a background in domestic policy, African-American studies, and urban studies, and drawing on her coursework in politics, policy analysis, and statistics, she spent countless hours analyzing police data, reviewing the relevant legal issues, and considering the perspectives of both officers and community members to assess the efficacy, constitutionality, and broader societal impacts of the practice. Her thesis, “Watch Where You Walk: An Evaluation of Stop and Frisk in New York City,” earned her the J. Welles Henderson ’43 Prize in Legal Studies from Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs.
Politics & Polls #63: How to be a Conservative in the Age of Trump
Oct 24, 2017
Leading conservative thinker David Frum was one of the earliest and most prominent conservative voices to come out in opposition to President Donald Trump. A CNN contributor and senior editor at The Atlantic, Frum said in a public radio interview that Trump “is shattering the safeguards that protect democracy.”
In this episode, Julian Zelizer interviews Frum about being a conservative in the age of Trump.
Reports indicate that President Donald Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal on grounds that Iran hasn’t lived up to the agreement. The news comes ahead of a looming Oct. 15 deadline, on which day the Trump administration must certify to Congress that Iran is adhering to the deal.
We teased out the details of decertification and what the Iran nuclear deal means in terms of a broader U.S. strategy with two physicists at Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security, based at the Woodrow Wilson School.
Politics & Polls #61: Identity Politics & the Democratic Party
Oct 10, 2017
Are identity politics hurting the Democratic Party? Some argue Democrats have strayed away from core economic issues, favoring religion, race, sexuality, gender or social background (to name a few) to form their political alliance – thereby undercutting the party’s effectiveness.
Joining this episode is an author who has written extensively on the rise of identity politics: Mark Lilla, professor of humanities at Columbia University and regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He describes how identity politics are shaping voters, politicians and the democratic process. Podcast here.