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March 2017
Tenure Process and What to Expect Your First Year on a Tenure-Track Job
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Candler Hall 117

Grad Program Professionalization Seminar

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Free
Gwinnett MPA Open House
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
UGA Gwinnett Campus

Get an opportunity to get an inside look into our MPA program. Meet faculty, students, and alumni as well as learn about our top-ranked MPA degree. Advance your career by earning your MPA at the UGA Gwinnett Campus! RSVP by March 3rd to aredman@uga.edu.

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Susette M. Talarico Lecture: “Criminal Records, Spillovers, and the Growing Stickiness of Public Labels”
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Larry Walker Room, UGA Law School

Regents Professor and Martindale Chair in Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota Dr. Christopher Uggen will provide this year's Talarico Lecture. Contemporary criminology offers compelling evidence that the distinction between “criminal” and “non-criminal” is largely a matter of time. Yet crime discourse and policy remain rooted in the notion of criminality as an immutable individual characteristic. This talk contrasts the fluidity in criminal behavior with the growing stickiness of public labels, drawing from experimental studies of criminal records…

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You’re a SPIA Grad. Now What?
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214

Please join us on March 15th for an afternoon full of information about life after graduation from SPIA. 3:00-3:15pm: Staying in Touch 3:15-3:45pm: Graduate Programs Panel 3:45-4:00pm: SPIA Alumni Board Rep 15 minute break 4:15-4:30pm: Alumni Association 4:30-5:30pm: SPIA Career Panel* * Confirmed panelists include: Daniela Perry - Field Representative, Senator Johnny Isakson Louis Elrod - President, Young Democrats of America and Political Director, Better Georgia Coty Thigpen - City Clerk, City of Alpharetta

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Peter Onuf
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Baldwin Hall 202

Dr. Onuf is the Thomas Jefferson Professor of History, Emeritus at the University of Virginia and Senior Research Fellow at Monticello.  Discussion: "Constitutions: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison."

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Free
MPA Spring 2017 Visitation Day
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

What is visitation day? Visitation day is an opportunity to get an inside look into our MPA program and get a feel for it before you begin. Both prospective applicants, as well as those already accepted, are encouraged to attend. Throughout the day you will learn about our MPA degree, as well as meet and mingle with faculty, students, and alumni of our internationally renowned graduate program. Not only are we offering you an outstanding education, we are also providing…

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SPIA Speaker Series: Brigitte Zimmerman
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

SPIA Speaker Series: Brigitte Zimmerman Location and title TBA

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April 2017
Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
UGA Chapel

Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability presented by the Department of Public Administration and Policy by Charles H. Ramsey UGA Chapel, Athens Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the UGA Founder's Memorial Garden. Charles H. Ramsey is the former Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department and former Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC). A native of Chicago, Ramsey joined the Chicago Police Department as an 18-year old cadet in 1968 where he…

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Margaret Williams Research Talk
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Margaret Williams Research Talk Title of talk and location TBA

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Visiting Practitioner Symposium
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Miller Learning Center (MLC) 214

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. 9:00 - 9:50 AM:   Polling and Data Analysis 10:00 - 10:50 AM:   Campaign Finance Law 11:00 - 11:50 AM:    Grassroots Advocacy 12:00 - 12:50 PM:    Media and Technology in Politics 1:00 - 1:50 PM:    Transitioning from College to a Career in Politics

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