The International Public Service Association (IPSA) at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is a student organization dedicated to enriching the Wagner experience by raising awareness of, and fostering constructive and innovative debate on, international public service issues. IPSA provides a forum for exchange, education, and action by engaging members of the Wagner community with interests in the areas of international public management, policy, finance, health, and urban planning.
To promote an exchange of ideas among members of the Wagner community whose career and academic interests are focused partly or primarily on international issues.
To educate the Wagner student body and the NYU community at large about international issues, particularly those relating to public service.
To enhance the presence of the international specialization at the Wagner School, through IPSA’s own activities and by promoting and sustaining, along with faculty, a high quality international public service curriculum.
Nearly 800 students currently attend the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Over the last several years the Wagner International Specialization, which cuts across each program, has increased in popularity and prominence, with nearly a third of all Wagner students now declaring themselves as internationally-focused.
IPSA aims to bring together NYU graduate students who share an interest in international public service. With approximately 575 active members, IPSA provides a forum for exchange, debate, education and action in the areas of international public management, policy, finance, health and urban planning. IPSA continues to play a central role in advocating for innovative international curriculum, enriching the academic experience through participatory events and high-profile speakers, and challenging the Wagner administration and student body to engage critically and responsibly on the global issues facing the next generation of public service leaders.