The department was formed in 2001 when the School of Public & International Affairs was founded.  Formerly the department had been part of the larger Political Science department in Franklin College. We moved into a newly renovated Candler Hall in August, 2003, and began offering courses with the INTL prefix that fall.

We currently have 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty in our department, teaching a wide array of topics including introduction to global studies, comparative politics, foreign policy, and strategic intelligence. Many of our faculty have won prestigious teaching awards at the school and university levels.

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Latest News

A SPIA Love Story
A SPIA Love Story

By Sydney Juliano As Baldwin Hall undergoes renovation, many of us can reflect on our time spent in the building. For Michael “Sully” Sullivan, one day in Baldwin holds a

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Faculty Profile: Cas Mudde
Faculty Profile: Cas Mudde

Growing up in the Netherlands, SPIA Professor Cas Mudde never understood why the small amount of radical right political activity was so pervasive in the news. Why was everyone on

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Auer named SPIA Dean
Auer named SPIA Dean

Matthew Auer, a veteran administrator and policy scholar, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Auer is currently vice president for academic

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Upcoming Events

You’re a SPIA Grad. Now What?
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Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214
Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UGA Chapel
Visiting Practitioner Symposium
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214

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SPIA DC Reception & Program

On November 16, 2016, the School of Public and International Affairs hosted its annual reception and program for alumni and friends in Washington DC. The event’s program featured a post-election

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Trip

In March 2014, fifteen students from the Masters of International Policy and Doctorate in International Affairs programs, accompanied by the director and staff of the Center for International Trade and

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This is our spring at UGA

Spring arrives early here at UGA. We start wear sandals in January, shorts and t-shirts in February and you can catch us walking barefoot through the grass on North Campus

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It’s pretty quiet here… except on Saturdays

Some would say that fall is the best time of year at UGA. And they’d be 30% right. Spring and summer are great, too. Maybe it’s the smell of coffee

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Globis Asia Study Abroad Program

The Globis Asia Study Abroad Program offers students a tremendous opportunity to experience the unique culture, politics, and historical sites of Japan, China, and the Korean Peninsula. Through both classroom

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