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Former Gov. Roy Barnes ridiculed politicians who made bathroom gender an issue in recent weeks in his talk to University of Georgia graduates Friday.“I’m just telling, you, it’s just never been a problem in my life,” Barnes, 68, told graduates of UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs... “Your job is to keep things focused on things that make a difference..” To read the full story on the Athens Banner Herald website, please click here.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union came horrifyingly close to nuclear disaster on several occasions during the Cold War, said former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry during the April 26 University of Georgia Charter Lecture co-hosted by the School of Public and International Affairs.
However, Perry and former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn said the world is no safer from a nuclear threat now than it has been in the 71 years since the last nuclear weapons were used over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Instead, the speakers said the threat might be getting more acute with nine nations now believed to have nuclear weapons, plus the efforts by Iran and North Korea to acquire nuclear weapons and the threat of terrorists constructing and detonating a rudimentary "dirty bomb" from radiological materials. For the full story, click here. To view the lecture, click here.
Putnam Navigates Delegate Rules
Josh Putnam, a lecturer in the political science department, has been all over the news lately. His most recent interview aired on February 6, 2016 on PBS Newshour. His blog, Frontloading HQ, is featured in the story as he uses the platform to help decipher the often-complicated delegate rules that vary from state to state. For more information about the blog, click here. To watch the full interview, click here.
Wright Elected to NAPA
Congratulations to Public Administration and Policy Department Head and Professor Bradley Wright for being elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow. He joins Professor Rainey, Professor Whitford, 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.
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Bertsch, Gary K.
University Professor Emeritus
Director of Public Relations
Becky joined the Department of Political Science in 2014. She is responsible for assisting in directing and managing of the department's accounting services. Becky was born and raised in Athens, and she is a proud UGA graduate and UGA mom....Read More
Maltese, John A.
Albert Berry Saye Professor
John Anthony Maltese is the Albert Berry Saye Professor of American Government and Constitutional Law and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is currently Head of the Department of Political Science....Read More
Atkins, D. Keith
Major: Organization Theory and Behavior
Originally from South Carolina, I received my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from The University of Georgia. After working as a public service assistant for the UGA Small Business Development Center for six years, I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration and...Read More
Josh Putnam joined the UGA Political Science faculty in August 2015 as a lecturer after a similar stints at Wake Forest, Davidson College and Appalachian State University. ...Read More
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