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.

Latest News

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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MPA  and Ph.D. Alumnus Nominated by the President for U.S. EEOC
MPA and Ph.D. Alumnus Nominated by the President for U.S. EEOC

Congratulations to Department of Public Administration and Policy alumnus, Daniel Gade, on being nominated by President Trump to serve on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dr. Gade graduated with his

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Singh and SPIA Student Collaborate on How Issue Framing Affects Beliefs about Climate Change Policy across Ideological and Partisan Groups
Singh and SPIA Student Collaborate on How Issue Framing Affects Beliefs about Climate Change Policy across Ideological and Partisan Groups

By Marli Collier Dr. Shane Singh, an associate professor in the Department of International Affairs, has published a paper analyzing how issue framing shapes beliefs about the importance of climate

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Constitution Day 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UGA Chapel
Iliyan Iliev
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