Ban Ki-Moon is First MPA to Lead the United Nations

27 Dec, 2006, 00:00 ET from The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Incoming Secretary
 General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon is the 1st MPA to lead the UN.
     "Mr. Ban's appointment as secretary general further confirms the
 importance of professional public service education in relation to the
 international arena," said J. Brian Atwood, Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey
 Institute of Public Affairs and former director of the U.S. Agency for
 International Development (USAID). "Mr. Ban is just the most visible
 MPA/MPP alum who's leaving his mark on our world."
     The MPA/MPP degrees are focused in the fields of public administration,
 public policy and public affairs. It prepares individuals for a career in
 professional public service by teaching them budgeting, leadership,
 negotiation, quantitative skills, as well as numerous other
 specializations. Some people refer to the MPA as the MBA for the Public
 Sector consisting of Government, Non-Profits, NGO's and International
 Institutions.
     * Other famous international alumni include Klaus Schwab, president and
       founder of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; Ellen
       Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia; and, Felipe Calder�n, Mexican
       President.
 
     * U.S. citizens with these degrees working in the international arena
       include Andrew Natsios the Special Envoy to Sudan, Robert Zoellick,
       former US Deputy Secretary of State and Ann Veneman, Director of UNICEF.
       (See briefing backgrounder below for other notable MPP/MPA alumni and
       links to further information)
     After graduating from Seoul National University with a bachelor's
 degree in International Relations, Mr. Ban went on to earn his MPA in 1985
 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University -- one
 of more than 255 universities across the United States that grants the MPA
 and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees.
     Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and
 International Affairs and a former dean of the Kennedy School described Ban
 as "an outstanding student ... an outstanding Foreign Minister; and I am
 confident he will be an outstanding Secretary General."
     For a complete list of all 255 U.S. schools granting the MPA/MPP degree
 go to http://www.naspaa.org. About 100 American MPA schools are reaching
 out internationally to attract talented international students to study in
 the U.S. For more info go to http://www.globalmpa.net.
     The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
 Administration's twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and
 training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service.
 NASPAA's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation accredits these master
 degree programs.
     Info Links:
 
 
 
 
     NASPAA MPA/MPP Website:  http://www.naspaa.org/  and
 http://www.globalmpa.net
 
     Wikipedia Definition MPA:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Public_Administration
 
     Written Bio of Mr. Ban:
 http://www.un.org/News/ossg/sg/pages/ban_ki-moon_bio.htm
 
     Biographical Information: Ban Ki-Moon
 
     Date of Birth: June 13, 1944 (Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province)
     Education: 1985, MPA John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
 University; 1970, BA International Relations, Seoul National University
     Career: October 2006, Elected the next United Nations secretary
 general; January 2004 - Present, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 
 

SOURCE The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Incoming Secretary
 General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon is the 1st MPA to lead the UN.
     "Mr. Ban's appointment as secretary general further confirms the
 importance of professional public service education in relation to the
 international arena," said J. Brian Atwood, Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey
 Institute of Public Affairs and former director of the U.S. Agency for
 International Development (USAID). "Mr. Ban is just the most visible
 MPA/MPP alum who's leaving his mark on our world."
     The MPA/MPP degrees are focused in the fields of public administration,
 public policy and public affairs. It prepares individuals for a career in
 professional public service by teaching them budgeting, leadership,
 negotiation, quantitative skills, as well as numerous other
 specializations. Some people refer to the MPA as the MBA for the Public
 Sector consisting of Government, Non-Profits, NGO's and International
 Institutions.
     * Other famous international alumni include Klaus Schwab, president and
       founder of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; Ellen
       Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia; and, Felipe Calder�n, Mexican
       President.
 
     * U.S. citizens with these degrees working in the international arena
       include Andrew Natsios the Special Envoy to Sudan, Robert Zoellick,
       former US Deputy Secretary of State and Ann Veneman, Director of UNICEF.
       (See briefing backgrounder below for other notable MPP/MPA alumni and
       links to further information)
     After graduating from Seoul National University with a bachelor's
 degree in International Relations, Mr. Ban went on to earn his MPA in 1985
 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University -- one
 of more than 255 universities across the United States that grants the MPA
 and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees.
     Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and
 International Affairs and a former dean of the Kennedy School described Ban
 as "an outstanding student ... an outstanding Foreign Minister; and I am
 confident he will be an outstanding Secretary General."
     For a complete list of all 255 U.S. schools granting the MPA/MPP degree
 go to http://www.naspaa.org. About 100 American MPA schools are reaching
 out internationally to attract talented international students to study in
 the U.S. For more info go to http://www.globalmpa.net.
     The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
 Administration's twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and
 training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service.
 NASPAA's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation accredits these master
 degree programs.
     Info Links:
 
 
 
 
     NASPAA MPA/MPP Website:  http://www.naspaa.org/  and
 http://www.globalmpa.net
 
     Wikipedia Definition MPA:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Public_Administration
 
     Written Bio of Mr. Ban:
 http://www.un.org/News/ossg/sg/pages/ban_ki-moon_bio.htm
 
     Biographical Information: Ban Ki-Moon
 
     Date of Birth: June 13, 1944 (Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province)
     Education: 1985, MPA John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
 University; 1970, BA International Relations, Seoul National University
     Career: October 2006, Elected the next United Nations secretary
 general; January 2004 - Present, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 
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