Wed, November 26, 2014

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  • 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 on Giving Tuesday!

  • JOIN the Crowd

    Donate to help get students from the arches of UGA to study abroad programs in Italy and Asia! Give online to support SPIA’s mission of international education. Watch as your gift helps move the arches across the map as students Bilan Ali and Rita Ebhaleme get closer to their fundraising goals for supporting study abroad programs.

  • 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.

Student News

MPA Students Start Nonprofit Organization

Nov 2014 Pack to Plate is a community solution that seeks to increase food security and food literacy in Athens. Pack to Plate is also dedicated to food rescue; saving health, fresh food from going to waste and delivering it to those who need it most. This organization is the brainchild of current and past MPA students Sam Perren, Sarah Sheehan, and Amanda Newell. The organization was granted official 501c3 tax-exempt state is October of 2014, but has been in full operation since spring.

In the news

Professor and Undergraduate Student Publish Washington Post Article

Nov 2014 Professor Michael Lynch and undergraduate student Rachel Surminsky co-authored the article “When Congress sues the president, it’s likely to fail” in the Washington Post blog, The Monkey Cage. The article outlines four challenges that Congress face when pursing legal action to executive decisions. In particular, Lynch and Surminsky’s article is aimed at Speaker Boehner’s third attempt to hire a lawyer to sue President Obama’s decisions to delay the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate requiring all large businesses to provide employee insurance starting in 2014. The bottom-line: “don’t expect Turley and Boehner’s lawsuit to succeed anytime soon.”

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  • Perren, Sam

    Sam graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with an A.B. in History. After two years working in his hometown of Dallas, Georgia, he returned to Athens in the fall of 2013 to pursue an MPA. ...

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    Coots, Audrey

    I am a part-time MPA student at UGA Gwinnett and a full-time state employee with aspirations of working in health policy and government affairs. ...

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    Lynch, Michael

    Assistant Professor

    Michael S. Lynch is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and worked as an assistant professor for six years at the University of Kansas prior to moving to the University of...

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  • Everett, Andrea L.

    Assistant Professor

    Andrea Everett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University in June 2012, and spent 2011-2012 on a research fellowship at Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for...

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    Singh, Shane P.

    Assistant Professor

    Shane Singh received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University in 2009 under the supervision of William G. Jacoby. During the 2009-2010 academic year, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University and the Canada...

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    Lindquist, Stefanie

    Dean of Public and International Affairs

    Stefanie A. Lindquist became Dean of UGA's School of Public and International Affairs in August, 2013. Previously, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law, and as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University and visiting faculty member at the...

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  • Carson, Jamie L.

    Professor

    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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    Haire, Susan B.

    Associate Professor

    Susan Haire received her PhD in political science from the University of South Carolina. Her doctoral research on the U.S. Courts of Appeals was recognized as the best dissertation in public law by the American Political Science Association. Haire joined UGA’s Department of Political Science in...

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    Kellough, J. Edward

    Professor

    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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Events

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 2

Baldwin Hall Groundbreaking

4:00 pm

On December 2, 2014, the University of Georgia will host the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the addition and rennovation of Baldwin Hall. 

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Dec 2

DC Career Panel

Sponsor: SPIA Alumni Board

6:30 pm

Come meet a few outstanding young alumni who are excited to talk about their careers at The White House, Congress, State Department, Justice Department, Government & Public Affairs, and provide insight to success in their fields.

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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

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Dec 19

SPIA December Graduation Reception

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement

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Jan 9

Speaker: Christopher Witko

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Feb 20

Speaker: Michael Munger

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mar 6

Speaker: Ralph Ketchm

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mar 27

Speaker: Ken Kollman

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm