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Hands on Learning
This month, Dr. Berejikian hosted the AP European History class from Cedar Shoals High School. Using his interactive policy computer games, he brought international relations to life for these lucky students. The day started with a lecture and training workshop, and moved to the hands-on computer simulation in the afternoon. Dr. Berejikian provided each team with research topics and histories of their chosen countries, allowing the students to prepare for the day. Competing as major power players in interwar Europe, the students learned about cooperation, diplomacy, peace, and war. Running back and forth across the room, the team leaders negotiated terms of roads, schools, and bridges, allowing each student a unique opportunity to learn policy through play.
Researchers at CITS promote nonproliferation through publications targeted to a variety of audiences. The 1540 Compass magazine educates stakeholders about the practical concerns of enforcement and legislation. Reports on specific topics cover the latest concerns and new ideas in the field. Books edited by our researchers address an academic audience, while articles and letters in mainstream magazines and newspapers educate the general public.
Professor Diehl Delivers Lecture
Paul F. Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and President-elect of the International Studies Association (ISA), delivered an invited talk at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia entitled: “Not Taking One Thing at a Time: The Interdependence of Peace Operation Outcomes.” The talk detailed an ambitious new research agenda on the short- and long-term effectiveness of global peacekeeping and peacebuilding measures. This new agenda intends to answer important theoretical and policy-related questions about the use of peacekeeping operations through international organizations such as the United Nations and to improve their overall effectiveness in the long-run.
We Are SPIA
2014 was an exciting year for the School of Public and International Affairs. Our departments and faculty continue to win top honors for their powerful teaching and productive research. From recieving the university's highest recognition for superior instruction to presenting research on security policy with the United States Strategic Command, our school never ceases to amaze. For a review of the year, please click here and consider supporting your alma mater this holiday season!
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Major: Local Government
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Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for May 2015 graduation
Speaker: Ralph Ketcham “James Madison’s Public-spirited First Amendment”
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for May 2015 Commencement program
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Ken Kollman “A Comprehensive Theory of the Dynamics of Partisanship”
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2015 graduation