The Department of Political Science offers AB, MA and PhD degrees with specializations in American politics, law and courts, and political theory. Known for the quality of their research, the faculty have published in all major political science journals and with leading university presses, have consistently ranked among the most productive in the nation, and have authored several widely used texts. Department faculty have won every major teaching award offered by the University and several Lilly Teaching Fellowships.

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A Successful Semester for the UGA Moot Court Team
A Successful Semester for the UGA Moot Court Team

In its third year on campus, the UGA Moot Court Team is already having a great deal of success. In October, the team hosted the First Annual UGA Invitational Tournament.

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UGA Student named 2017 Rhodes Scholar
UGA Student named 2017 Rhodes Scholar

Laura Courchesne, a senior Honors Student and Foundation Fellow at the University of Georgia, is adding another prestigious title to her long list of accomplishments – she has been named

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Poole Wins Career Achievement Award
Poole Wins Career Achievement Award

Dr. Keith T. Poole has been awarded the 2016 Society for Political Methodology Career Achievement Award. The Career Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in

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Upcoming Events

Elections Conference
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
George S. Parthemos Lecture
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Constitution Day 2016

On September 16, 2016, the American Founding Group, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and the UGA Law School hosted a celebration of Constitution Day. The centerpiece of these

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Political Science 75th Anniversary Kickoff Reception

On September 14, 2016, the Department of Political Science kicked off its 75th anniversary year with a reception at Nelson Mullins law firm in Atlantic Station overlooking the Atlanta skyline.

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2016 Separation Powers Conference

The Department of Political Science held a Separation of Powers Conference at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education February 19-20, 2016. This conference brought together prominent and emerging scholars from the

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George S. Parthemos Lecture 2014

The annual George S. Parthemos Lecture took place on October 15, 2014 in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. Dr. David Mayhew, the Sterling Professor of Political Science at

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PolMeth XXXI

The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs held the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology on July 24-26 at the Georgia Center for Continuing

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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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Maymester China

Maymester China provides an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about a society very different from our own, but in many ways very familiar. 2016 participants, an information session will

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