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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Amazing Student Victoria Barker
Amazing Student Victoria Barker

The doors of opportunity kept opening for Victoria Barker, through undergrad and now law school, taking her to Canada, Eastern Europe and Russia. Her commitment now is to help people

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CITS co-hosted proliferation awareness seminar in Kenya
CITS co-hosted proliferation awareness seminar in Kenya

CITS researchers were in Naivasha, Kenya co-hosting a proliferation awareness seminar (May 8 – 11) in cooperation with the government of Kenya. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Export Control and

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CITS researchers publish in Strategic Trade Review
CITS researchers publish in Strategic Trade Review

Brian Starks and Christopher Tucker recently published an article on the export control compliance efforts of U.S. universities in the latest issue of Strategic Trade Review.  The Strategic Trade Review

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Upcoming Events

Constitution Day 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UGA Chapel
Iliyan Iliev
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
TBD