Sun, January 25, 2015

SPIA In 60 Seconds

  • 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!

  • 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.

Honors and Awards

Former Professor Gary Bertsch to receive President’s Medal

Jan 2015 Retired University of Georgia professor Gary Bertsch will receive the 2015 UGA President’s Medal during Founders Day activities in January. The President’s Medal recognizes extraordinary contributions of former employees who have supported students and academic programs, advanced research and inspired community leaders to enhance Georgians’ quality of life. Bertsch served on the UGA faculty from 1969-2010. After serving as an undergraduate adviser in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and undergraduate director and graduate director in the political science department, he became the founding director in 1987 of the Center for International Trade and Security, a UGA-based program conducting international research, teaching and outreach to promote economic prosperity, international peace and security. CITS is recognized worldwide and has generated more than $30 million in external funding.

In the News

Park: Domestic turmoil reflects arrogance of American foreign policy

Dec 2014 America is in deep turmoil. Incidents of police violence have resulted in the deaths of several unarmed African-American citizens, spawning protests in cities across America and even in England. Many expert observers define this conflict primarily as a racial issue, while others point fingers at the flawed judicial system or inadequate training on the part of police personnel. Still others see the root cause as pre-existing structural violence where unbearable distributive injustice is becoming progressively more acute.

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  • Bradford, W. David

    Busbee Chair in Public Policy

    W. David Bradford, Ph.D. is the Busbee Chair in Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. A significant component of Dr. Bradford’s current research involves the origins of time and risk preferences, and their effects on health care related...

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    Ionno, Linnea

    Major: Higher Education and Nonprofit Management

    My name is Linnea Ionno and I am currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the University of Georgia with specializations in nonprofit management and higher education administration....

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    Stewart, Shelly

  • Bertsch, Gary K.

    University Professor Emeritus

    Aultman, Casey

    Major: Higher Education Administration

    By day, I work at the crossroads of government decision-making and higher education administration. In my free time, I try to capture as much inspiration as I can to make sure my job continues to make a difference in an innovative way....

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    Liu, Rongrong

    Research Associate

    Rongrong Liu has organized a series of nongovernmental exchange programs between the U.S. and China on nonproliferation and strategic trade control issues, and is leading an effort to create a U.S.-China New Relation Colloquium (NRC) at CITS. She works with international businesses to improve their...

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  • Dougherty, Keith


    Keith Dougherty specializes in the institutional design of American politics -- both the effects of various political institutions and the explanations for why certain political institutions were adopted....

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    Ledbetter, Lauren

    Administrative Associate II


View complete SPIA Calendar
Jan 26

Forum: “China Rising: Impending Democracy or Democracy Deferred?”

5:00 pm

MLC, Room 214

Feb 20

Speaker: Michael Munger “The Anatomy of Government Failure:  Substance, Process, and Behavior”

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Baldwin Hall, Room 302

Mar 2

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for May 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

Mar 3

Susette M. Talarico Lecture

Mar 6

Speaker: Ralph Ketchm

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Baldwin Hall, Room 302

Mar 13

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for May 2015 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Mar 20

Speaker: Timothy Meyer

Mar 27

Speaker: Ken Kollman “A Comprehensive Theory of the Dynamics of Partisanship”

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Baldwin Hall, Room 302

Apr 6

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

Apr 10

SPIA Networking Night