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 Students Actively Learn Public Service
MPA Students Actively Learn Public Service

First-year MPA students wrapped up socialization week with Saturday morning service learning projects across the community. Students served at five different locations with tasks ranging from painting and clean up

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Professor Elected to Executive Committee
Professor Elected to Executive Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Tima Moldogaziev! Dr. Moldogaziev has been elected to the Executive Committee for the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM). He will serve a three year term

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Poole Wins Career Achievement Award
Poole Wins Career Achievement Award

Dr. Keith T. Poole has been awarded the 2016 Society for Political Methodology Career Achievement Award. The Career Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in

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