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CITS holds event for China’s chemical industry

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2016

CITS is partnered with the China Controlled Chemicals Association (CCCA) to hold a successful chemical industry workshop in Nanjing, China from May 18-19, 2016. This event marked the first collaboration of the new partnership between these two organizations. The workshop was designed to help Chinese chemical firms understand the proliferation risks of sensitive chemicals and equipment as well as international compliance management practices.

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Baldwin Hall Construction Update

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Center for International Trade and Security

Globis

May 2016

Construction at Baldwin Hall is underway and is slated to be complete by May 2017. The roughly $8 million project, with funding provided by the Georgia General Assembly, includes construction of a 10,800-square-foot Baldwin Hall Annex and renovations to the existing building.

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SPIA Student Receives Pickering Fellowship

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

May 2016

University of Georgia Honors student Valerie Tucker has been awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship for students interested in careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. As a Pickering Fellow, Tucker will receive a scholarship of up to $37,500 annually for tuition and other expenses for her senior year of undergraduate studies as well as for her first year enrolled in a master's degree program. Tucker, who is from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is a junior majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs and Spanish in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She is one of 10 undergraduates and 20 graduate students chosen for the 23rd cohort of the program from among hundreds of applicants from 160 colleges and universities.

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Applications for CITS GRA positions are now open

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2016

CITS offers graduate research assistantships (GRA) to two outstanding MIP graduate students interested in international trade and security issues. The GRA offers a stipend and tuition waiver. However, students are liable for their graduate fees. All MIP ISN students are encouraged to apply for the two available CITS GRA positions. Applications for Fall 2016 intake are due by 5:00PM on May 27, 2016.

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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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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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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