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Bitecofer Accepts Position at Christopher Newport University

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Apr 2015

Rachel Bitecofer has accepted a Lecturer in Government position in Christopher Newport University's Department of Government, starting in Fall 2015. Congratulations, Rachel!

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Alumni News

PhD alumna accepts endowed chair

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2015

Anne Williamson, who graduated from our doctoral program in 2007, is accepting an endowed chair at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She will serve as Director of the L. P. Cookingham Institute for Public Affairs and will have responsibilities for public service outreach and research. Congratulations Dr. Williamson!

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Student News

PhD student wins research grant

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2015

PhD student, Harin Woo, has received an Interdisciplinary and Innovative Research Grant from UGA's Graduate School. This was a competitive grant process and she will receive $1,500 to complete her dissertation that is engages the extent to which local public health departments utilize information affecting adoption and implementation of health information technology.

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Graduate news

Sievert Selected For PIPC Post-doc

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Apr 2015

Joel Sievert has been selected for a prestigious post-doc position in the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program at Duke University during the 2015-16 academic year. Congratulations, Joel!

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Outreach

CITS engages industry in China

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2015

CITS held an “Industry Outreach and Engagement” workshop in Beijing on March 10-11 2015. It is the second workshop in a series designed to share best practices in the area of strategic trade control. Participants included officials from Chinese Ministry of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, Korea Strategic Trade Institute (Seoul, Korea) and Center for Information on Security Trade Control (Tokyo, Japan). They shared experiences in working with industries from both policy and compliance angles. This workshop was co-organized with China Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC).

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Student News

SPIA student Kathleen Wilson named 2015 Truman Scholar

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Apr 2015

Kathleen Wilson, a junior majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, is one of 58 students nationwide to be named a 2015 Truman Scholar and is UGA’s fifth recipient of the scholarship in the past five years. Truman Scholars receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership.

UGA Public Affairs

Outreach

CITS training for Ukrainian nuclear professionals

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2015

The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Bulgaria, hosted a training workshop for a group of high-level Ukrainian nuclear professionals on "Addressing and Mitigating Insider Threat." in Sofia, Bulgaria between April 8-11. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with logistical support provided by CRDF Global .

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Student News

SPIA Honors Student Awarded James Madison Graduate Fellowship

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2015

Megan Ernst, a fourth-year SPIA Honors student and Foundation Fellow from Atlanta, has been awarded a 2015 James Madison Graduate Fellowship.

UGA Public Affairs

Alumni News

SPIA Alumna Receives Tenure at University of Louisville

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Apr 2015

SPIA alumna Laura P. Moyer (MPA 2004, PhD 2008) has recently been awarded tenure at the University of Louisville.

University of Louisville

Faculty News

Dr. Tessman Receives First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Apr 2015

Dr. Brock Tessman, associate professor of international affairs, was one of six UGA faculty members to receive the 2015 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award at a reception on April 1.

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