Wed, October 1, 2014

SPIA In 60 Seconds

  • SPIA Launches Instagram Contest

    Starting September 15th, SPIA launched the Instagram contest #whyIchoseSPIA. The contest ends on October 1st, and the winner will be announced on October 3rd. The winner will receive SPIA swag and a lunch with the Dean. Be creative and tell us why YOU chose SPIA. Follow us @UGA_SPIA

  • 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." 

  • Christensen Addresses Attorneys

    Dr. Rob Christensen recently addressed the National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys at their annual conference.  His invited remarks, "Improving Judicial Performance through Effective Motivation & Leadership," focused on the power of daily management techniques to improve public service delivery in the administration of justice.  Other notable speakers on the program included Dean Eriwin Chemerinsky and Prof. Michael Saks.

  • 14th Seoul Case Study

    Students from the Department of Public Administration and Policy recently returned from their trip to Seoul as part as a special topics course. The week-long trip capped off a semester of learning about city management and urban governance. During the trip, students were given the opportunity to further understand  policy management and reforms undertaken by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In addition to UGA, other participating schools included Rutgers University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Sheffield (UK).

Lecture News

Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

Sep 2014 Las Vegas City Manager Elizabeth Fretwell will deliver the annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Fretwell’s lecture, entitled “The City of Las Vegas, Accountable and Not Sinful…SHHH Don’t Tell Our Visitors,” will be delivered at the UGA Chapel on October 10 at 2 pm.; the event is free and open to the public.

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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  • 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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  • Brunjes, Benjamin M.

    Major: Public Management

    Ben is a Ph.D. student interested in public management. He is currently conducting research on representative bureaucracy, collaborative management, and contracting out for services. Over the long-term, he hopes to further the knowledge of the implications of the “hollow state” and build a...

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    Smith, Emily

    Graduate Program Academic Advisor III

    Emily has been employed by UGA since 2011 and joined the Departments of Political Science and International Affairs in 2012. Her duties include managing departmental graduate admissions, scheduling visits for students, and maintaining graduate student records. She can be contacted for general...

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    Justwan, Florian

    Major: International Relations

    I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Public and International Affairs. In my dissertation I investigate the effect of generalized social trust on the conflict management behavior of democracies. ...

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Events

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Oct 1

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2014. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 13, 2014, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2014.

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Oct 2

Chris Hare Job Talk

12:00 pm

Baldwin 302

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Oct 10

Getzen Lecture: Betsy Fretwell

2:00 pm

UGA Chapel

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Oct 15

Annual Parthemos Lecture, David Mayhew

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Oct 16

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2014.

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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation

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Oct 25

Double Dawg Day at the UGA Gwinnett Campus

Sponsor: UGA Alumni Associate and UGA Gwinnett Campus

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first annual Double Dawg Day is hosted by UGA Gwinnett Campus, the Graduate School, and Alumni Association. Attendees will learn about the graduate programs offered at UGA Gwinnett. Come see how you can start your next degree program.

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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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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