Fri, October 31, 2014

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  • 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 www.dar.uga.edu/funder

  • 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

Dr. Johnson Receives Blue Key Service Award

Oct 2014 On Friday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Loch Johnson was awarded the Blue Key Service Award at the annual Blue Key banquet. As the Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at UGA, Dr. Johnson is well known for his teaching and service to the School. He is a founder of the School of Public and International Affairs and was crucial in the founding of the Service Memorial near the Miller Learning Center. In addition, he participated in the creation of the Abraham Baldwin statue that stands proudly on North Campus as a dedication to the university's founder and first president. Dr. Johnson is a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and the author or editor of over 200 articles and thirty books on U.S. national security.

Faculty News

Christensen Named 2014-2015 Service-Learning Fellow

Sep 2014 Congratulations to Dr. Robert Christensen on being named a 2014-2015 Service-Learning Fellow, chosen by the Office of Service-Learning, a unit of the UGA Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As one of the nine faculty members across campus, Christensen will spend the academic year exploring new ways to integrate experiential learning into his teaching and research. The fellows will meet regularly throughout the academic year and will receive an award of up to $2,500 to develop a service-learning project. Dr. Christensen plans to examine undergraduate students’ public service motivation and its relationship to participation in service-learning activities, with particular attention to the influences of student gender and ethnicity and longer-term impacts on career choices that may be public service related.

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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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  • Bullock, Charles S.

    Richard B. Russell Professor

    CHARLES S. BULLOCK, III, holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science and is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia. He has been at the University of Georgia since 1968 with the exception of one year when he served as legislative assistant to...

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    Stojek, Szymon

    Graduate Research Associate

    Szymon Stojek is a Ph.D. student in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia. He has joined the Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) as a research associate in Fall of 2011. Prior to starting doctoral program at the University of Georgia, Szymon...

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    Iburg, Brittany

    Brittany has been with CITS since 2012. She is the point of contact for general information about the Center or to make an appointment with CITS Director William Keller....

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Events

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement