Fri, April 17, 2015

SPIA In 60 Seconds

  • Alumna Takes Fellowship Abroad

    For SPIA alumna Kendra Pengelly, her dreams of working in international policy have become a reality, and she has the School to thank. “I graduated in December of 2014 and started working for the European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress at the beginning of the New Year,” said Pengelly. “ I analyze legislation and policies vital to the trans-atlantic relationship between the EU and the US.” As the Robert Schuman Fellow at the European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress, Pengelly focuses on policy relevant to homeland security, cyber security, international trade, counterterrorism, nuclear security, international human rights, and the Middle East. She works alongside eleven European Parliament Senior staffers to encourage trans-atlantic dialogue.

  • Hands on Learning

    This month, Dr. Berejikian hosted the AP European History class from Cedar Shoals High School. Using his interactive policy computer games, he brought international relations to life for these lucky students. The day started with a lecture and training workshop, and moved to the hands-on computer simulation in the afternoon.  Dr. Berejikian provided each team with research topics and histories of their chosen countries, allowing the students to prepare for the day. Competing as major power players in interwar Europe, the students learned about cooperation, diplomacy, peace, and war.  Running back and forth across the room, the team leaders negotiated terms of roads, schools, and bridges, allowing each student a unique opportunity to learn policy through play.

  • Publications

    Researchers at CITS promote nonproliferation through publications targeted to a variety of audiences. The 1540 Compass magazine educates stakeholders about the practical concerns of enforcement and legislation. Reports on specific topics cover the latest concerns and new ideas in the field. Books edited by our researchers address an academic audience, while articles and letters in mainstream magazines and newspapers educate the general public.

  • 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!

Outreach

CITS training for Ukrainian nuclear professionals

Apr 2015 The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Bulgaria, hosted a training workshop for a group of high-level Ukrainian nuclear professionals on "Addressing and Mitigating Insider Threat." in Sofia, Bulgaria between April 8-11. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with logistical support provided by CRDF Global .

Student News

SPIA Honors Student Awarded James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Apr 2015 Megan Ernst, a fourth-year SPIA Honors student and Foundation Fellow from Atlanta, has been awarded a 2015 James Madison Graduate Fellowship.

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Up Close

  • 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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    McKibben, Caitlin

    Major: Nonproliferation and International Security

    Caitlin McKibben is a Graduate Research Assistant with the Center of Trade and Security. As a second year Masters of International Policy student, Ms. McKibben is also pursuing her research into the impacts of Free Trade Zones on states’ strategic trade management programs....

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    Grafstein, Robert

    Associate Dean, SPIA

    Robert Grafstein is Associate Dean and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Political Science....

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  • Evers, Cameron

    Major: Nonproliferation and International Security

    Cameron Evers is a graduate student of international security at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on African security, conflict, and politics....

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    Thompson, Julia

    Senior Research Associate

    Julia Thompson is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS). Prior to joining CITS in 2014, she spent 15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory where she worked on nonproliferation projects. She earned her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Northwestern...

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    McAuley, Phillip

    Major: Public Policy and Local Government Management

    Phillip McAuley is pursuing his first year of his Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and Local Government Management....

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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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    Eom, Seok-Jin

    Visiting Faculty

Events

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Apr 24

Speaker: Sara Mitchell

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Apr 27

Final date for the receipt by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

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May 1

Final date for completing all requirements for May 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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May 8

Spring 2015 Graduate Commencement

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May 8

Spring 2015 SPIA Convocation

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May 8

Spring 2015 Undergraduate Commencement

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium

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Jun 12

Deadline for graduate students to submit an application for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 12

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 19

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

5:00 pm

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Commencement