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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Juan Hernandez Selected to Fulfill State Department Grant
Juan Hernandez Selected to Fulfill State Department Grant

Second year Master of International Policy (MIP) student and Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) graduate research assistant, Juan Hernandez, has been selected to participate in the Export Control

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Focus on Faculty: Amanda Abraham
Focus on Faculty: Amanda Abraham

Original story featured on UGA Today  Amanda Abraham, an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, conducts research that addresses the nation’s opioid crisis and gives students

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Dunn to Receive President’s Medal
Dunn to Receive President’s Medal

Early, Dunn to receive President’s Medal  Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will bestow one of its highest honors to Mary Frances Early, the first African-American to earn a degree

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