Inaugurated in 2001 as the University of Georgia’s fourteenth college, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) was formed from the existing Department of Political Science in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Emerging at a critical time in US history, SPIA’s existence since 2001 has coincided with public policy challenges and threats to democratic governance.

Now, more than ever, the nation and the world require scholars and students to focus their attention on the pressing policy and governance issues of the day. SPIA prepares undergraduate and graduate students for good citizenship and careers in public life and trains future generations of teachers and scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science, and public administration and policy.

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MPA Program launches Double Dawg Initiative
MPA Program launches Double Dawg Initiative

The Master of Public Administration program announced this week that they will be one of the programs participating in the new Double Dawg initiative. The Double Dawg initiative will allow

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Alumni Profile: Eric Teusink
Alumni Profile: Eric Teusink

By Marli Collier On many fall Saturdays in Athens, you can find Eric Teusink waking up early, ready to take on the day. He admits, “I arrive before 7 AM

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MPA Student and Professor Pen Op-Ed in Washington Post
MPA Student and Professor Pen Op-Ed in Washington Post

Why Jeff Sessions is going to lose his war against cannabis By Ashley C. Bradford and W. David Bradford Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon receive a report he has been waiting for.

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