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Department of Public Policy Leadership
University of Mississippi
2019 Graduation Celebration

Lott/PPL Graduation Celebration with Executive Director William Gottshall and Taylor Knipp

2019 Graduation Celebration

Warren Debate Union Captain and PPL Junior, Juan Ramon Riojas, at the World Universities Debate Championship with PPL alumnus, Christian Bonds

2019 Graduation Celebration

Mississippi Supreme Court Associate Justice James Maxwell speaking to PPL student, Peyton Farmer, at the annual reception honoring Senator and Mrs. Lott

2019 Graduation Celebration

Hallie Gillam on the Speaker’s Balcony during her summer internship in Washington, D.C.

2019 Graduation Celebration

Jaz Brisack, Rhodes Scholar and member of the Ty Warren Debate Union, at the World Universities Debate Championship in South Africa

2019 Graduation Celebration

PPL majors including seniors, Gabi Wells and Wills Hay, at a lunch and learn with John Green, co-founder of Crossroads

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The Department of Public Policy Leadership provides a challenging undergraduate major that prepares high-performing students for positions of leadership in an increasingly complex world. The interdisciplinary curriculum for the major incorporates economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, and public administration. The program emphasizes the global nature of responsible decision making, the ethical imperatives of leadership, critical thinking, communication skills, and the conceptual and methodological skills necessary for careful policy analysis.

Students enrolled in the Public Policy Leadership major must be accepted into the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, where we are developing Mississippi’s next generation of leaders!