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Rainey Wins 2016 Frederickson Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2016

Hal Rainey has been selected to receive the 2016 H. George Frederickson Award of the Public Management Research Association for career contributions to public management research and the intellectual development of the field. He will be receiving the award at this summer’s PMRA Conference in Aarhus, Denmark. This is a huge but very well deserved honor! Previous winners of this award are few but all very distinguished: Laurence Lynn, Jr., Christopher Hood, Beryl Radin, Kenneth J. Meier, Barry Bozeman and Jim Perry.

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Dr. Moldogaziev Wins Best Paper Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2016

Dr. Tima Moldogaziev won the "Best Paper Award" from the American Accounting Association's Government and Nonprofit Section for his paper titled "Impact of Bankruptcy Eligibility Requirements and Statutory Liens on Borrowing Costs." Dr. Moldogaziev co-wrote the paper with Sharon N. Kioko (University of Washington at Seattle) and W. Bartley Hildreth (Georgia State University).

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CITS hosts training for Chinese nuclear security center

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2016

CITS hosted a two week training program for a delegation from the China State Nuclear Security Technology Center (SNSTC), led by Deputy Director General Mr. LI, Sen from April 4 – 15, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. CITS and SNSTC enjoy a continuous collaboration in nuclear trade compliance and nuclear security culture. This exchange is part of a two-year program designed to provide capacity building and an innovative approach for the newly established Center of Excellence (CoE) in China. The project is generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY)

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Student news, Faculty news

PhD Candidate Presents at ASPA Conference 2016

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Apr 2016

PhD candidate Tommy Valentine presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference a paper he co-wrote with MPA Director Dr. Deborah Carroll. The paper was presented at a special session regarding the Seoul Case Study Program (SCSP), and it was titled “Korean PAIRS: Non-Profit/Public Partnership Program that aims to repair Seouls’ filial responsibility through transit incentives.” In addition to paper presentations there was an opening ceremony with the Director of Information System Planning Division, Jongwoo Shin, the Deputy Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, Byungkwun Kim, and the Vice Dean of International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul.

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Student News

SPIA Student Receives Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship

School of Public and International Affairs

Apr 2016

University of Georgia Honors student Bert Thompson Jr. has been awarded a Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship, becoming one of just 14 young scholars from across the nation to join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a research assistant. Thompson, who is from Macon, is expected to graduate in May with a double major in international affairs from the UGA School of Public and International Affairs and history from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. His fellowship will center on nuclear nonproliferation, a subject that has surrounded his coursework and experiential learning at UGA.

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CITS/UGA cooperation heralded by Indonesia at Nuclear Security Summit

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2016

The ongoing cooperation between the Center for International Trade & Security and the Indonesia National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) was heralded at the recent Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. One expert and longtime partner from BATAN, Mr. Khairul, also participated in the parallel Nuclear Industry Summit. CITS Distinguished Fellow Dr. Igor Khripunov has worked with BATAN over the past decade to help establish a proactive base of nuclear security culture knowledge in Indonesia, conducting wide outreach to the region as a whole on nuclear security and nuclear security culture

National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia

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State Legislature Recognizes Nationally Ranked MPA’s 50 Years of Public Service

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Mar 2016

The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is excited to announce the 50th anniversary of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The MPA 50th Anniversary was recognized on the House and Senate floors of the Georgia Legislature, resulting in a resolution congratulating the program for its positive impact from local to global. In celebration of 50 years of excellence, SPIA and the Department of Public Administration and Policy will host a weekend of events on April 15-16, 2016 in Athens, Georgia.

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Student news, Alumni News

Atlanta MPA Social Success

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Mar 2016

The UGA Master in Public Administration Atlanta Social on February 24th was a big success. Alumni and current students from all around the metro area joined to socialize and hear about the MPA 50th anniversary celebration. Senator Max Cleland was even able to make an appearance!

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CITS Director meets with China Controlled Chemicals Association in Beijing

Center for International Trade and Security

Mar 2016

CITS Director, Dr. Scott Jones,recently met with Mr. YI, Guojun, the Secretary General of China Controlled Chemicals Association (CCCA) in Beijing. CCCA was established in April 1996 to assist industry with CWC compliance. It provides professional services to members in treaty compliance and inspection. The meeting was an initial engagement in a partnership with CCCA to organize industry outreach training for the chemical industry in Nanjing, China in May 2016.

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Student News

2016-2017 Ambassador Applications Now Open

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Mar 2016

The School of Public and International Affairs’ Student Ambassador Program is now accepting applications. The Ambassador program is under the oversight of the SPIA Dean’s Office. Ambassadors enhance the internal undergraduate experience, as well as bolster the School’s reputation with external constituencies, such as alumni, donors, and citizens of the local community. This group assists with public relation and development efforts and events, which may include, but are not limited to, School ceremonies and lectures; departmental programs; fundraisers; student orientations and graduation; Board of Visitor meetings; and on and off-campus visits with alumni and friends of the School. In addition, the Ambassadors will play a role in activities meant to enhance the instructional goals of the School, its students and programs. They will be given opportunities to learn from and network with faculty, administrators, and serve as a link between the Dean’s Office and the undergraduate student body of the School. Click on the full story for more details and for the application.

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