Athens, GA – Challenged by the public health threat of distracted driving among teens, students from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the College
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.
In 2015, more than 30,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids, and a new study led by the University of Georgia shows that one of the hardest hit populations-low-income Americans