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Front of Baldwin Hall in 1955 (Source/AJC)

The Department of Political Science was founded in 1941 as part of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and transferred to the new School of Public and International Affairs in 2001. As we enter its 75th anniversary, the department claims an award-winning faculty and an extensive alumni network throughout Georgia and the nation. Political Science faculty members are known for their influential research in the areas of legislative behavior, political polarization, interest groups, campaigns and elections, voting rights, Southern politics, judicial decision-making, state politics, political methodology, and political theory. With offices in Baldwin Hall, the Political Science Department includes 22 faculty members, 650 undergraduate students, and 32 graduate students.

  • VISITING PRACTITIONER SYMPOSIUM - APRIL 21, 2017 - ATHENS

    UGA Miller Learning Center, Room 214
    48 Baxter Street • Athens, GA


    Join leading experts from across the nation to participate in a series of panel discussions on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing the practice of politics. The event is complimentary to attend, but registration is required. Please register here.

    9:00 – 9:50AM: Polling and Data Analysis (Miller Learning Center Room 214)
    Moderated by Dr. Trey Hood, The University of Georgia
    Chris Wilson, Founder, Wilson-Perkins-Allen Research (Washington, DC)
    Merideth Houseman*, Aristotle (Atlanta, Ga.)

    10:00 – 10:50AM: Campaign Finance Law (Miller Learning Center Room 214)
    Moderated by Randy Evans*, Partner, Dentons – TENATIVE
    Jeremy T. Berry, Partner, Dentons (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Cleta Mitchell, Partner, Foley+Lardner (Washington, DC)
    Vincent Russo, Partner, Robbins Firm (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Stefan Turkheimer*, Partner, Turkheimer & Hadden LLC (Atlanta, Ga.)
    James F. Tyrell III, Senior Attorney, Clark Hill PLC (Washington, DC)

    11:00 – 11:50PM: Grassroots Advocacy (Miller Learning Center Room 214)
    Moderated by Martha Zoller, State Policy Director for Sen. David Perdue and PhD Student
    Tim Mooney, Partner, Silver Bullet, Inc. (Phoenix, Az.)
    Dr. Ralph Reed*, Founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Chuck Warren, Managing Director, September Group, LLC and Monolith Registry, LLC. (Salt Lake City, Ut.)

    12:00- 12:50PM: Media and Technology in Politics (Miller Learning Center Room 214)
    Moderated by Dr. Audrey Haynes, The University of Georgia
    Steve Grand, President, Wilson-Grand Communications (Berkley, Ca.)
    Jeff Vreeland, Director of Digital Operations, Prosper Group (Washington, DC)
    Barry Rutherford, Revily* (Atlanta, Ga.)

    1:00 – 1:50PM:  Transitioning to a Career in Politics (Miller Learning Center Room 214)
    Moderated by Abby McHann, Student, University of Georgia Public Affairs Professional Certificate Program
    Chip Lake, President, Glendale Strategies (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Josh Mackey*, Vice-President, Government Relations, FrogueClark, (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Cole Muzio, Executive Director, Family Policy Alliance of Georgia (Atlanta, Ga)
    Kristin Oblander, President, The Oblander Group (Atlanta, Ga.)

    *Indicates a member of the University of Georgia Alumni community

  • NETWORKING NIGHT - APRIL 21, 2017 - ATHENS

    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Holiday Inn, Georgian Ballroom
    97 E. Broad Street • Athens, GA


    In conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of the Political Science Department, we are hosting the third annual SPIA Networking Night. This event provides an opportunity for students to connect with alumni and friends of the School to find internships and jobs and to seek advice concerning their future careers. This event is free, please register here.

  • 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA - APRIL 22, 2017 - ATHENS

    THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
    SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
    INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE

    75th Anniversary Celebration
    DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

    “IT ALL BEGAN HERE”
    A DISCUSSION WITH POLITICAL SCIENCE ALUMNI THROUGH THE YEARS
    MODERATED BY DR. CHARLES S. BULLOCK III

    SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
    6:00 PM RECEPTION • 7:00 PM DINNER

    ATHENS COUNTRY CLUB
    2700 JEFFERSON ROAD
    ATHENS, GEORGIA
    COCKTAIL ATTIRE

    TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.


    THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS

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    FACULTY MEMBERS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND

    SCOTT AINSWORTH
    ALEXA BANKERT
    GARY BERTSCH
    CHRISTINA BOYD
    BRITTANY BRAMLETT
    CHARLES S. BULLOCK III
    JAMIE CARSON
    MARKUS CREPAZ
    DELMER DUNN
    KEITH DOUGHERTY
    KRISTIN GARRETT
    ROBERT GRAFSTEIN
    SUSAN HAIRE
    AUDREY HAYNES
    LOCH JOHNSON
    TOM LAUTH
    JERRY LEGGE
    MICHAEL LYNCH
    ANTHONY MADONNA
    JOHN MALTESE
    SHANE SINGH
    TEENA WILHELM
    BRIAN WILLIAMS

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    Graduate Athens
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    Athens, GA 30601
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    Code: SPA421
    Queen and King @ $149/night
    Book by 3-20-17

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    Holiday Inn Athens
    197 E. Broad Street
    Athens, GA 30601
    706-549-4433
    Code: PSA/University of Georgia
    Standard room – $144/night
    Book by 3/31/2017

    To book online, click here.

    Holiday Inn Express Athens
    513 W. Broad Street
    Athens, GA 30601
    706-546-8122
    Code: PSA/University of Georgia
    Standard room – $129/night
    Book by 3/31/2017

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    Springhill Suites by Marriott Athens
    3500 Daniels Bridge Rd
    Athens, GA 30606
    706-353-8484
    Code: SPI/University of Georgia
    Standard room – @134/night
    Book by 3/31/2017

    To book online, click here.