Sun, September 21, 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).

Student News

Mutual Exchange: SPIA students travel to South Korea to study policy management in Seoul

Sep 2014 It is 7,120 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Athens, Georgia, to Seoul, South Korea. For the past five years, UGA students have traveled to Seoul to learn about local government in the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. The most recent group of graduate and undergraduate students made the trip this past summer. The UGA School of Public and International Affairs has a memorandum of understanding with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the University of Seoul. Each year, eight to 10 UGA students join other students from other universities for "Case Study: Policy Management in Seoul." "This is very typical of how progressive Seoul is; they are using this arrangement as an opportunity to market the city globally to the future city and state managers," said Rob Christensen, an associate professor of public administration in SPIA and the instructor for the 2014 case study in May. "Seoul is always interested in learning and is changing so quickly. This is just one of those touch points where it can both learn and share its own vision."

Faculty News

Dean Lindquist Gives Lecture at the Mexican Electoral Tribunal

Sep 2014 On September 6, 2014, Dean Lindquist presented at the Mexican Electoral Tribunal in Mexico City, Mexico. In her lecture, Dean Lindquist addressed party and ideological polarization in the United States, drawing on the work of Keith Poole, among others. In a 15-minute follow-up, Flavio Galván Rivera, Justice at the High Chamber of the TEP JF, addressed the subject from a Mexican perspective. The workshop aimed to update and broaden the knowledge and concepts of jurisdictional and legal training personnel in fundamental subjects of American Electoral Law, which was addressed from a comparative perspective. Workshop graduates learned current and precedent topics of relevance to Electoral Law, that are discussed both in political and academic forums in the United States.

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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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  • Davis, Joe

    Undergraduate Adviser

    Herrington, Melody

    Enrolled Student Services Coordinator

    Madonna, Anthony

    Associate Professor

    Anthony J. Madonna is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD in political science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. His research interests include American political institutions and development, congressional...

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  • Valentine, Tommy

    Major: Generalist

    Tommy Valentine (MPA '15) is a management and strategy consultant with a background in political campaigning, event planning, and retail operations. He is the recipient of the 2013 Harold F. Holtz, Jr., Master of Public Administration Scholarship, the First-Year Liaison for Georgia Students for...

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    Carroll, Deborah A.

    Associate Professor

    Hutson, Amanda

    Major: Nonprofit Administration


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Sep 23

UGA Volunteer Fair

Sponsor: Center for Leadership and Service

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tate Student Center

The Volunteer Fair provides an opportunity for organizations and community members to connect with each other in order to match volunteers with community needs. Many organizations from UGA and some Athens community partners will be in attendance.

Sep 29

Under Secretary to participate in public policy dialogue on Nuclear Policy

1:30 pm

UGA Chapel

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will be at the University of Georgia on Monday September 29 to participate in a public policy dialogue with Gen. Eugene Habiger (USAF, ret.) on Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century.

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.

Oct 2

Chris Hare Job Talk

12:00 pm

Baldwin 302

Oct 10

Getzen Lecture: Betsy Fretwell

2:00 pm

UGA Chapel

Oct 15

Annual Parthemos Lecture, David Mayhew

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.

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

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.

Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School