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Front of Baldwin Hall in 1955 (Source/AJC)

We look forward to a weekend of events in celebration of the Department of Political Science 75th Anniversary! Click below for more information about each event, and please note that registration is required for each individual event.

To make a gift to the department in honor of the 75th anniversary, click here.

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 Jeremy T. Berry*, Partner, Dentons
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 – 11:50AM: 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

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

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.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

G-DAY FOOTBALL GAME - APRIL 22, 2017 - ATHENS

Kickoff Time TBA
Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA


The 2017 annual G-Day Game will be played in Sanford Stadium on the afternoon of Saturday, April 22. Kickoff time has not yet been determined. The event is free to attend.

For more up-to-date information, visit the UGA Athletic Association website.

75th ANNIVERSARY GALA - APRIL 22, 2017 - ATHENS

6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour  •  7:00 pm – Dinner & Program
Athens Country Club
2700 Jefferson Road • Athens, GA


“It All Began Here”
A discussion with political science alumni through the years
moderated by Dr. Charles S. Bullock III

Price per ticket: $75
To register or become a sponsor, click the Register Now button above.


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
Maryann Gallagher
Kristin Garrett
Robert Grafstein
Susan Haire
Audrey Haynes
Loch Johnson
Tom Lauth
Jerry Legge
Michael Lynch
Tony Madonna
John Maltese
Cas Mudde
Shane Singh
Teena Wilhelm
Brian Williams

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

To become a sponsor of the events, please complete and return the sponsorship form.
For a list of sponsorship levels, please click here.
To register as a sponsor online, click here.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Graduate Athens*
295 E. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
706-549-7020
Code: SPA421
Queen and King @ $149/night
Book by March 20

To book online, click here.

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

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 March 31

To book online, click here.

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 March 31

To book online, click here.

*Round trip transportation will be provided between the downtown area hotels and the Athens Country Club.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

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.

make a gift to the department

To make a gift to the department in honor of the 75th anniversary, click here.