Fri, October 31, 2014

SPIA In 60 Seconds

  • Study Abroad Crowdfunding

    Our School believes international education is vital to the educational mission of SPIA and encourages students to pursue foreign study. As part of that mission, SPIA sponsors need-based scholarships and crowdfunding opportunities. International Affairs students Bilan Ali and Rita Ebhaleme are raising funds to support SPIA’s Study Abroad Program. Learn more at the UGA crowdfunding site

  • Whitford Elected to NAPA

    Congratulations to Professor Andrew Whitford for being elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow.  He joins Professor Rainey and Professor O’Toole in this distinguished group.  NAPA Fellows are selected in recognition of a lifelong contribution to the public service and is one of the highest national honors for public servants, researchers and lecturers.  The National Academy of Public Administration is a non-partisan organization chartered by the US Congress in 1965 to improve the practice of public management by recognizing excellence in the public service and by conducting management studies and technical assistance for all levels of government.

  • Dr. Monogan Wins Award at APSA

    Congratulations to Professor Jamie Monogan. The State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association has given him, David Konisky (Georgetown University), and Neal Woods (University of South Carolina) the Best Paper Award for our paper, "Gone with the Wind: Federalism and the Strategic Placement of Air Polluters." 

Faculty News, Alumni News

Williams and MPA Alumna Participate in National Policy Summit

Oct 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Brian N. Williams and MPA Alumna Jennifer Zeunik (2007) for participating in the National Policy Summit on Police-Community Relations sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando, Florida on October 23rd. The IACP, the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives, advances professional police service; promotes enhanced administrative, technical and operational practices; and fosters and facilitates the cooperation and exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organizations throughout the world. The IACP held the summit to examine the future of police-community relationships in light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and other locales in the US. The objective of this gathering was to develop a mandate for action that will move the state of community-police relations forward. Resulting publications will offer policy recommendations designed to enhance police-community relations, and provide law enforcement agencies and their communities with a collection of best practices to serve as a road map to build a more trusting and effective working relationship. Dr. Williams and Ms. Zeunik were two of forty attendees from across the United States and Canada invited to participate. Other participants included police executives, community leaders, leaders of civil rights organizations and professional law enforcement associations, and police studies scholars.

Faculty news

London School of Economics and Political Science features Dr. Carson

Oct 2014 The London School of Economics and Political Science publishes Dr. Carson's guest blog on the Senate race in Georgia. In his entry, read as Dr. Carson not only tackles the race between Perdue and Nunn, but also addresses the Carter vs. Deal impact on election turnout.

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  • Carson, Jamie L.


    Jamie Carson is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from Michigan State University in 2003, where he was a fellow in the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program now located at Duke University. He has worked at the University...

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    Shelton, Allison M.

    Major: International Relations

    Hello! I am a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Department of International Affairs. I currently work as Assistant Editor on the international academic journal Intelligence and National Security and as Graduate Research Assistant to Loch Johnson, Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs....

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    Kellough, J. Edward


    J. Edward Kellough, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia (UGA). Previously, he has served as Department Head as well as Director of the MPA and PhD programs in public administration at UGA. Dr. Kellough specializes in public...

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  • Brazzell, Donna

    Director of Development

    Ms. Brazzell joined the External Affairs Office of the School of Public and International Affairs in December 2013, as the Director of Development. For the past six years, she was the Executive Director of the DeKalb Library Foundation in Decatur, Georgia. She worked at the American Lung Association...

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    Forsythe, Brad

    Major: American Politics

    I am a PhD student at UGA, studying American politics. My interest lies in American political behavior, specifically voting and elections....

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    Moldogaziev, Temirlan

    Assistant Professor of Public Finance & Management

    Dr. Moldogaziev’s primary research and teaching interests in public finance are in matters of financial intermediation, municipal securities pricing and liquidity, municipal debt market regulation, and market-building & access to capital for subnational governments. In public management he...

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  • Allen, Lauren

    Administrative Associate II

    Kaufman, Alexander H.

    Associate Professor

    Alexander Kaufman is Associate Professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He has taught political theory at the University of Georgia since 2000. His research explores the relation of central values of the democratic political tradition to issues and controversies in contemporary...

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    Vining, Richard

    Associate Professor

    Richard L. Vining, Jr., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Dr. Vining joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 2007 after completing his graduate studies at Emory University....

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Nov 3

Powell A. Moore Lecture

UGA alumnus Powell A. Moore will deliver a public lecture at the University of Georgia, entitled “Washington Insights over Half a Century: Midterm Elections in the Sixth Year of a Two-Term Presidency.” In his lecture, this Washington insider will talk politics the day before the 2014 national mid-term elections.  Will the Democrats maintain control of the United States Senate or will control shift to the GOP? Co-sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the lecture will be held on November 3rd at 3:30 p.m. in Room 271 of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries.  The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the library lobby immediately following the lecture.

Nov 4

GLOBIS Forum: “From Al-Qaeda to ISIS: Is an Extremist Islamic State Inevitable”

Sponsor: GLOBIS

The Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) will host a forum entitled "From Al-Qaeda to ISIS: Is an Extremist Islamic State Inevitable" Tuesday November 4 at 5:30pm in room 204 of Caldwell Hall. Unlike Al-Qaeda, ISIS has long distinguished itself from other militant Islamic groups in its pursuit of a statelike emirate that would fully realize notions of a unified Islamic nation. A panel of experts who teach comparative courses on the Middle East, religion, and conflict, will focus on the terrorist group ISIS from a regional and historical perspective. We will also discuss how ISIS differs from Al-Qaeda and what this means to stability in the Middle East.

Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

Nov 14

MPA Visitation Day

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tate Student Center

Visitation Day is an opportunity for prospective student interested in getting an MPA to come and get aquainted with the program and the department. For more information, contact Aaron Redman.

Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations

Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement