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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2017-2018 SPIA Professors Awards and Honors
2017-2018 SPIA Professors Awards and Honors

In the 2017-2018 academic year, SPIA faculty members were awarded fifteen fellowships, awards, and honors through the University of Georgia and the University System of Georgia. Congratulations to all our

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American Founding Group names Undergraduate Paper Competition winners
American Founding Group names Undergraduate Paper Competition winners

The American Founding Group invited undergraduate students to submit papers for its first annual Undergraduate Paper Competition. The competition welcomed papers discussing any topic related to American Founding Era, including

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Dr. Khripunov publishes textbook on nuclear security culture
Dr. Khripunov publishes textbook on nuclear security culture

CITS Distinguished Fellow Dr. Igor Khripunov recently published a textbook entitled “Nuclear Security Culture: The State of Play,” for the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) supported by the International

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