Fri, February 12, 2016

SPIA In 60 Seconds

  • Annual Parthemos Lecture

    The noted Political Scientist, Morris P. Fiorina, who has authored such classic books as Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment (Yale, 1977) and Retrospective Voting in American National Elections (1981), will deliver the annual George S. Parthemos Lecture on February 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 250 of the Miller Learning Center.  Find out more. 

  • Putnam Navigates Delegate Rules

    Josh Putnam, a lecturer in the political science department, has been all over the news lately. His most recent interview aired on February 6, 2016 on PBS Newshour. His blog, Frontloading HQ, is featured in the story as he uses the platform to help decipher the often-complicated delegate rules that vary from state to state.  For more information about the blog, click here. To watch the full interview, click here.

  • Han Park retiring after 45 years

    Han S. Park, a pre-eminent scholar on global peace and a thought leader on the tense relationship between the U.S. and North Korea, retires at the end of the year after 45 years at UGA.

    While many people on the cusp of retirement plan to travel and relax, Park already is thinking about how to continue his decades-long effort to promote peace.

    "Retirement won't stop me from pursuing my research and being an activist for peace," he said.

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  • Wright Elected to NAPA

    Congratulations to Public Administration and Policy Department Head and Professor Bradley Wright for being elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow.  He joins Professor Rainey, Professor Whitford, and Professor O’Toole in this distinguished group.  NAPA Fellows are selected in recognition of a lifelong contribution to the public service and is one of the highest national honors for public servants, researchers and lecturers.  The National Academy of Public Administration is a non-partisan organization chartered by the US Congress in 1965 to improve the practice of public management by recognizing excellence in the public service and by conducting management studies and technical assistance for all levels of government.

  • New CITS Director, Dr. Jones

    SPIA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Jones as Director of the Center for International Trade and Security beginning July 1, 2015. With twenty years’ experience at the Center, Dr. Jones is highly qualified to lead this important organization at the School. We thank Professor William Keller for his dedicated service as Director over the past four and one-half years, during which time he worked tirelessly to further the Center’s mission. For the full story, click here

Faculty News

Dr. Bullock Discusses New Book at the Georgia State Capitol

Feb 2016 On January 27, Dr. Bullock spent the morning at the Capitol hosting a discussion and book signing of his new book, The Three Governor’s Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics. Governor Deal, President Morehead, Attorney General Olens, and numerous legislators, alumni, and friends were in attendance. "It was great to have Dr. Bullock come to the capitol to speak about his new book. It speaks volumes about Dr. Bullock as well as SPIA and its faculty that legislators and the Governor made the time to see him,” said Caulder Harvill-Childs, SPIA graduate. “As always, it was great to reconnect with my favorite professor and my fellow SPIA alums. I wouldn’t be where I am today without SPIA, and I’m excited about future opportunities for alumni!” The discussion detailed how the death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.

Faculty News

Professor Dougherty Becomes Associate Editor of Public Choice

Feb 2016 Professor Keith Dougherty has been named the Associate Editor for the journal Public Choice. Public Choice studies the intersection between economics and political science. The journal plays a central role in fostering exchange between economists and political scientists, enabling both communities to explain and learn from each other’s perspectives.

“It was a bit of a surprise and an honor to be asked to join the editorial team. I guess it indicates that the journal values my judgment on manuscripts and trusts I will make good decisions,” said Dougherty. “I will join the editorial board as one of three associate editors on June 1. My emphasis will be primarily handling manuscripts in formal theory and/or political science. I hope to continue my active research agenda, to teach well in the classroom, and to raise two great kids at the same time.”

Dr. Dougherty is one of seven SPIA professors with editorships. The other journals include:

Public Administration Review (Deborah Carroll, associate editor)
The Journal of Intelligence and National Security (Loch Johnson, editor)
1540 Compass (Igor Khripunov, editor)
The European Journal of Political Research (Cas Mudde, editor)
The Journal of Public Policy (Andrew Whitford, editor)
The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (Bradley E. Wright, editor)

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  • Putnam


    Josh Putnam joined the UGA Political Science faculty in August 2015 as a lecturer after a similar stints at Wake Forest, Davidson College and Appalachian State University. ...

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    Campbell, Briana

    Major: Nonprofit Administration

    Haire, Susan B.


    Susan Haire received her PhD in political science from the University of South Carolina. Her doctoral research on the U.S. Courts of Appeals was recognized as the best dissertation in public law by the American Political Science Association. Haire joined UGA’s Department of Political Science in...

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  • Bakker, Ryan

    Associate Professor

    Iburg, Brittany

    Brittany has been with CITS since 2012. She is the point of contact for general information about the Center....

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    Brunjes, Benjamin M.

    MPA Advisor

    Ben is a Ph.D. student interested in public management. He is currently conducting research on representative bureaucracy, collaborative management, and contracting out for services. Over the long-term, he hopes to further the knowledge of the implications of the “hollow state” and build a...

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  • Bullock, Charles S.

    Richard B. Russell Professor

    CHARLES S. BULLOCK, III, holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science and is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia. He has been at the University of Georgia since 1968 with the exception of one year when he served as legislative assistant to...

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View complete SPIA Calendar
Feb 12

Parthemos Lecture: Morris P. Fiorina

Feb 19

2016 Separation of Powers Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Georgia Center

Feb 20

2016 Separation of Powers Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Georgia Center

Feb 24

UGA MPA Atlanta Social

Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Network with our MPA director, Dr. Deborah Carroll, former classmates and current students, and hear about our exciting MPA 50th Anniversary celebration!

Feb 26

Talk by Dimitri Landa, New York University

Mar 4

Talk by Matt Hauer, Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Mar 14

Susette M. Talarico Lecture: Dr. Steven Clark -  “Truth, Justice, and Eyewitness Identification”

Mar 18

Wayne Moore, Virginia Tech

Sponsor: American Founding Group

3:30 pm

Baldwin 302

Mar 23

Talk by Christopher J. Fariss, “TBA”

Mar 25

Visitation Day

Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Baldwin Room 202

Visitation day is an opportunity to get an inside look into our MPA program and get a feel for it before you begin. Both prospective applicants, as well as those already accepted, are encouraged to attend. Throughout the day you will learn about our MPA degree, as well as meet and mingle with faculty, students, and alumni of our internationally renowned graduate program. Not only do we offer you an outstanding education, we also providing you with a community that will last a lifetime.

Come and see how we will prepare you for a career in the government and nonprofit sectors!!!

Please RSVP by March 18th to