Alumni Spotlights

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is proud of the successes of our 50,000+ alumni around the globe working to address the world’s challenges and bettering their communities.

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COSSPP Alumni Spotlight: Renee O’Connor

Renee O’Connor – COSSPP alumna and current second-year graduate student majoring in Instructional Learning and Technology Services – recently testified about freedom of expression for educators in Florida in front of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) at the United Nations with the Community Justice Project in Geneva, Switzerland. 

COSSPP Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Becker, Ph.D.

Matthew Becker, Ph.D. – a COSSPP alum (B.S. Political Science ‘07 and M.S. International Affairs ‘09) – was fully funded by The U.S. Russia Foundation (USRF) to attend the “Multimedia Methods in Public Scholarship” workshop hosted by the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Arizona State University.