Our Mission

 

The mission of the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership is to enhance professional and institutional ethics and accountability in public leadership through teaching, research, and public service. The Johnson Institute reflects GSPIA's commitment to producing professionals who adhere to the highest standards of ethics and public accountability. The Johnson Institute provides students, faculty, and the community at-large with opportunities to engage in disciplined reflection and rigorous inquiry on issues of ethics and accountability of particular interest to the public and nonprofit sectors.
 

  
 

The Johnson Institute is dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in leadership through teaching, research, and outreach. Our goal is to improve the quality of leadership in government, the nonprofit sector, and in public-serving businesses.

The Johnson Institute addresses ethical leadership issues through:

  • Teaching: The Johnson Institute enhances the ability of GSPIA students and public officials to apply principles of ethical reasoning to the pressing problems of public policy and management.
     
  • Research: The Johnson Institute catalyzes and supports high-quality research on issues related to ethics, accountability, and leadership in public service.
     
  • Public Forums and Outreach: The Johnson Institute provides a forum for public dialogue and exploration of timely issues related to ethics and accountability.
     

The Institute is an intellectually vibrant center where students, faculty and practitioners gather for the common purpose of promoting ethics and accountability in our public institutions.

 

Johnson Institute Conducts Preliminary Research on Nonprofit Decision Making

01/16/2013

Initial research exploring how nonprofit leaders evaluate funding sources by the Johnson Institute led to a recently published article in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. The article, “How Nonprofit leaders Evaluate Funding Sources: An Exploratory Study of Nonprofit Leaders,” assesses how nonprofit CEOs and board chairs “employ a strategic perspective in their evaluation of funding sources.”  The article is co-authored by the Johnson Institute’s Director, Kevin Kearns, David Bell, Bobbi Deem and Lydia McShane. Read more.

2013 Johnson Institute Exemplary Leader Award Is Presented to Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg

11/20/2012

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg received the 2013 Exemplary Leader Award from Pitt’s Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership for his outstanding leadership and stewardship at the University. Nordenberg delivered a lecture on leadership following the Nov. 16 ceremony, which was held in the Connolly Ballroom of Pitt’s Alumni Hall. Read more.

2013 Johnson Institute Exemplary Leader Award to Be Presented to University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg Nov. 16

11/14/2012

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has been selected to receive the 2013 Exemplary Leader Award from Pitt’s Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership for his outstanding leadership and stewardship at the University. Upon receiving the award at a Nov. 16 ceremony, Nordenberg will deliver a lecture on leadership. The 4 p.m. event—which will take place in the Connolly Ballroom of Pitt’s Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue, Oakland—is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. A reception, at 5 p.m., will follow the lecture. For more information or to register, e-mail gspiaji@pitt.edu. Read more.

Oct20Former White House Aide Guest Lectures in GSPIA Policy Making Class
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10/20/2008 Former Senior White House Advisor Richard Clark led GSPIA students in a recent discussio...
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Oct14GSPIA Held Forum on U.S. Financial Crisis
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10/14/2008 As financial markets in the U.S. and around the world melted down, GSPIA organized a for...
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Oct17Deadline Approaches for Ethics Paper Contest
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10/17/2008 The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership will accept submissions through Novembe...
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Oct22Rudra Publishes Book on Globalization
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10/22/2008 Nita Rudra, an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at GSPIA, recently published...
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Oct21GSPIA Announces Double Degree Program with University of Geneva
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10/21/2008 A new partnership with the University of Geneva, Switzerland, will allow students to ear...
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Oct24University of Pittsburgh Washington Center Announces Staff
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10/24/2008 Jessica Hatherill (MPA '03) has been named GSPIA Associate Director of Alumni Relations ...
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Oct16GSPIA Faculty Discuss Ethics of Political Campaigns
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10/16/2008 With less than three weeks until Election Day, and the presidential race hotter than eve...
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Oct28U.S. Department of Education Recruiting
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10/28/2008 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. This information session is for second year graduate students.
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Oct29.gov: Next Generation Government Careers
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10/29/2008 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This career day is for all students and alumni from all Western PA...
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Oct29APSIA Recruiting Forum
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10/29/2008 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Prospective graduate students can meet with admissions officers from le...
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