UGA’s Associate Provost for Academic Planning, Dr. Jerry Legge, will spend part of the summer and fall touring a number of communities with the Georgia Holocaust Commission. Legge will discuss segregation in the military, comparing the experience of Jews in Germany and African-Americans in the U.S. More.
Stefanie A. Lindquist, an associate dean at the University of Texas at Austin and a scholar who works at the interface of law and politics, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.
Lindquist, who began her academic career nearly 20 years ago at UGA, is the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts and associate dean for external affairs at the University of Texas School of Law.
The appointment was announced by Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. The deans of the 17 schools and colleges at UGA report to the provost.
“I am very pleased that Dr. Lindquist is returning to UGA as dean of the School of Public and International Affairs,” said UGA President Michael F. Adams. “She is widely regarded as one of the bright young faculty stars in her field, and knows both SPIA and UGA deeply and well. She will be a strong addition to our very good leadership team.”
The search committee was chaired by Rebecca White, dean of the UGA School of Law, and assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources. Lindquist’s appointment is effective Aug. 1.
“Dr. Lindquist’s record of outstanding leadership in a variety of roles, including serving as an interim dean at the University of Texas, and her ability to garner support from alumni and other donors make her ideally suited to lead our nationally prominent School of Public and International Affairs,” Morehead said. “Her scholarship and teaching have been repeatedly recognized for excellence, and I am confident that she will enhance the exemplary programs of research and teaching that the school offers.”
As associate dean for external affairs for the University of Texas School of Law, Lindquist is engaged in fundraising and alumni relations for a law school that is ranked fourth among public universities and 15th among all U.S. law schools by U.S. News and World Report. Her research focuses on judicial behavior in the federal and state appellate courts, and she holds a courtesy appointment in the department of government. She joined the UT Austin School of Law in 2008 and also has served as its interim dean and associate dean for academic affairs.
She is the author or co-author of more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, essays and legal notes, as well as two books. In Measuring Judicial Activism (Oxford University Press, 2009) she and co-author Frank Cross identified objective, empirical measures of judicial activism on the United States Supreme Court. In her 2006 book, Judging on a Collegial Court: Influences on Appellate Court Decision Making (University of Virginia Press), Lindquist and her co-authors evaluated factors that influenced circuit court judges’ decisions to dissent, concur and reverse the lower court.
Prior to joining the UT Austin School of Law, she was an associate professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, with a primary appointment in the department of political science. She started her academic career at UGA in 1996, joining the department of political science as well as the department of public administration and policy, with an adjunct appointment in the School of Law. She was named associate professor at UGA in 2003.
Lindquist was a 2002 recipient of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UGA’s highest early career teaching honor. She also received the J. Hatten Howard Teaching Award from the UGA Honors Program and was recognized for excellence in teaching by the graduate student organization in the department of public administration and by the Student Government Organization. She was a participant in the Lilly Teaching Fellows program, which provides opportunities for faculty to further develop their teaching skills, from 2000 to 2001, and later served as co-director of the program. She also coached the UGA Mock Trial Team, was a faculty mentor in the Honors Program and faculty adviser to the Demosthenian Literary Society. At Vanderbilt, she received the Robert Birkby Award for Excellence in Teaching Political Science and served as director of the graduate program.
Lindquist was the 2011 recipient of the best conference paper award from the law and courts section of the American Political Science Association, served as chair of the APSA law and courts section from 2008 to 2009 and was the program chair for the section’s annual meeting in 2008. She is the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants and served as a panel member at the NSF Law and Social Sciences Division for two years. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Politics since 2010 and on the editorial board of the Review of Public Personnel Administration since 2004. She also has served on the editorial board of the Law and Society Review.
Lindquist holds a bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina with an emphasis in American politics, public law and public administration. She earned her J.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she served as editor in chief of the Temple Law Review.
Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia and practiced law at Latham and Watkins in Washington, D.C. She also worked for one year as a research associate at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C. assisting committees of the Federal Judicial Conference in addressing questions of judicial administration.
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead SPIA-a school that over its 12-year history has already distinguished itself as among the most prominent public affairs schools in the nation,” Lindquist said. “Under the able leadership of its inaugural dean, Tom Lauth, and through the efforts of its dedicated faculty, students, and staff, SPIA has established an impressive set of educational programs and initiatives that enhance student learning and civic engagement, and that deepen our understanding of governance and democracy. I look forward to building on these strengths and promoting SPIA’s important mission both here and abroad.”
The UGA School of Public and International Affairs prepares undergraduate students for good citizenship and careers in public life and trains future generations of teachers and scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science and public administration and policy. The school currently is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s fourth best public affairs graduate school.
———-written by Sam Fahmy (Office of the Provost)
Join the School of Public and International Affairs in congratulating Dr. Loch Johnson, who was selected by the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA) for its “Distinguished Scholar Award.” This honor is bestowed by the Section periodically and will be formally presented at the 2014 Annual ISA Convention in Toronto next April.
The Center for International Trade & Security has published the third issue of their new publication, 1540 Compass, a journal of views, comments, and ideas for effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 to prevent WMD proliferation and terrorism by non-state actors. The journal is published in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. To read 1540 Compass, click here.
Congratulations to public administration and policy doctoral students Grace Bagwell, Danielle Atkins and Justin Bullock!
After being one of only nine programs invited to compete in a national policy competition at the University of Pennsylvania, SPIA’s team was selected as one of 4 national semi-finalists (along with teams from New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago) and won a $5000 prize. Full story.
UGA Costa Rica has the great honor of having Mr. Ottón Solís teaching with the Summer 2013 International Studies program. Mr. Solís has most recently taught as an Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida, and as a Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Affairs at Notre Dame University.
Frustrated with the two-party domination of Costa Rican politics, Solís created the Citizen’s Action Party (PAC) in 2000. PAC has since grown into a significant political force in Costa Rica, with Mr. Solís achieving strong second place finishes in the past three presidential elections, including a runoff in the 2006 elections after forcing a virtual voting tie.
Solís will be teaching two courses this summer in Costa Rica, INTL 4320 (Politics of Development) and INTL 4550 (Government & Business). Come spend summer in paradise and study with one of Latin America’s great political figures.
Small, seminar-style classes in the midst of a tropical cloud forest. (Click to see 360° images of the UGACR campus.)
If you would like to learn more about the SPIA Ambassadors Program and have interest in serving in the 2013-2014 Class of SPIA Ambassadors, please click here.
INSTRUCTIONS for application: Download the application form to your desktop, complete the information sections, save the document and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may print the completed form and drop it off in Candler Hall, Suite 216.
Applications are DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 16.
SPIA’s Stellenbosch Study Abroad Program Scholarship applications are due January 21, 2013. More information.
An article in The New York Times entitled ‘America in 2012, as Told in Charts,’ features the research of Dr. Keith T. Poole. Poole, the Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Chair in the School’s Department of Political Science, is one of the nation’s top experts on political polarization. Read the full article.
Dr. Hal Rainey, Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor in SPIA’s Department of Public Administration and Policy, recently gave the Paine-Monroe Lecture at the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs.
Featured on C-SPAN, Rainey addressed the challenges and opportunities confronting our federal government workforce, including the impending retirement of many baby-boomers. He discussed the issue of sustaining the attractiveness of government service in a climate in which government, its size, and those who serve in it, are routinely criticized in an effort to hold it accountable.
To view the lecture in its entirety, click here.
Rainey is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on public management and organizational theory, and has published extensively on the similarities and differences among organizations and managers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and on the privatization of public services.
Since joining the UGA faculty in 1988, Rainey has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2011, he received the John Gaus Award, which “honors the recipient’s lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.” In addition to countless other awards, Rainey was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an association of experts chartered by the United States Congress to conduct studies and offer advice to Congress and other federal authorities on administrative and policy issues.
Juliet Elizabeth Allan, a senior triple-majoring in international affairs, economics, and Arabic, has been awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship. Allan will graduate in December and plans to pursue a master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University. More on Elizabeth Allan.
Allan is the University’s fourth Rhodes Scholar in 6 years and the School of Public and International Affairs’ third. Kate Vyborny and Deep Shah, both of whom were international affairs majors, were awarded Rhodes Scholarships in 2008.
Dr. Keith Poole is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on the Democrats’ retention of power in the U.S. Senate following Tuesday’s elections. To read the full article, click here.
Dr. Charles S. Bullock was quoted in a Reuters article on the survival of John Barrow in Georgia’s 12th congressional district. For the full article, click here.
Dean Thomas P. Lauth commented in a Morris News Service story on Georgia’s proposed Charter amendment, one of two constitutional amendments on the ballot in Georgia this November. To read the full article, click here.
In an article about the death Arlen Specter, one of Congress’ best-known moderates for 30 years, The Washington Post cites the research of Dr. Keith T. Poole, a political scientist in the School of Public and International Affairs. Read the full article.
An article in The New York Times entitled ‘Weighing the Effect of an Exit of Centrists’ cites the research of SPIA political scientist Keith T. Poole. To read the full article, click here.
SPIA political scientist Keith T. Poole quoted in San Diego press regarding the use of absenteeism in political ads aimed at members of congress who have missed votes. To read Dr. Poole’s quote and the full article, click here.
Brian Williams (‘91, ‘95), an associate professor of public administration and policy at SPIA, has been invited to attend the National Academy of Sciences’ 24th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium this fall. The Academy’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists, this symposium explores innovative research ideas from a wide variety of fields, enabling participants to develop new networks across disciplines. A committee of NAS members selects attendees from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major national fellowships and awards and who have been identified as future leaders in science.
Williams’ primary research interests include: Race, Policing, and the Co-production of Public Safety and Public Order. He is a Certified Ethics Trainer by the Department of Justice/Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a faculty member with the Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, an Onsite Assessor with the Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Public Safety at Washington State University, and serves in an adjunct capacity as a trainer and instructor with the Regional Community Policing Institute at Eastern Kentucky University.
The Center for International Trade and Security, in cooperation with the U.N.‘s Office for Disarmament Affairs, has just published the second issue of their magazine ‘1540 Compass’. For those interested in WMD proliferation (and more specifically, its prevention!)... you’ll want to read it.
The School’s Department of Public Administration and Policy will be hosting an open house October 5-6 for those interested in learning more about the #4 MPA program in the nation. Location and time: October 5 (Athens Campus) from 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m., October 6 (Gwinnett Campus) from 8:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Click here for more information or contact Dr. Lisa Sperling at email@example.com.
The School’s 10th anniversary was celebrated by a capacity crowd on September 7 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The evening was kicked-off with a political panel of industry insiders, including Ralph Reed, Cynthia Tucker, Jamal Simmons and Mary Kate Cary, and was moderated by WSB-TV’s Richard Belcher. U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) gave the keynote address during the dinner program with remarks that focused on the nation’s debt and deficit crisis. More.
Scott H. Ainsworth, a professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs, weighed in re: the flap over U.S. Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) comments on abortion. Ainsworth’s piece appears in The New York Times. To read the article, click here.
Dr. Robert Christensen, an assistant professor in SPIA’s department of public administration and policy, has been named a Lilly Teaching Fellow by UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning for 2012-2014.
The goal of the CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows Program is to provide opportunities for the Fellows to further develop skills associated with effective teaching. Among the many opportunities that come along with the fellowship, the program fosters exposure and interaction between the Lilly Fellows and faculty mentors who are master teachers. Up to 10 faculty members are selected to participate at UGA each year. Dr. Tony Madonna, from SPIA’s department of political science was named a Lilly Fellow for 2011-2013.
Christensen joined the UGA faculty in 2010 and studies the impact of antisocial and prosocial behaviors on public and nonprofit work groups and organizations.
To learn more about the Lilly Teaching Fellowship Program, click here.
Michael Beck, a nonproliferation and trade control expert with over 15 years of experience in the field, is the newest senior researcher to join the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) at the UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Beck has conducted field research in more than a dozen countries, and authored a system for evaluating trade security that is currently used by the U.S. Department of State. He was also the director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s International Center at UGA from 2007-2010.
“With the addition of Dr. Michael Beck to our staff, the University of Georgia will augment its leadership role in nonproliferation and related areas,” said CITS director William W. Keller. “Mike Beck is a world-class expert in strategic trade controls and nonproliferation.”
Strategic trade control, a major focus of CITS research, is the process by which governments use trade laws and enforcement to combat the spread of dangerous chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) materials and technologies to terrorist organizations and countries of concern. Dr. Beck’s presence will help CITS expand the scope of its research and outreach to governments on how to use strategic trade controls to promote security, legitimate high-technology trade, public health, and safety.
In addition to his research and outreach duties, Dr. Beck said he looks forward to mentoring students through the Center’s expanding educational programs: “The Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program and the new Nonproliferation and International Security masters concentration make CITS one of the best training grounds for those aspiring to work on nuclear security, nonproliferation, and trade security issues.”
CITS is affiliated with the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. The Center is highly regarded for its standard-setting research and educational programs in nonproliferation and security.
SPIA political scientist Dr. Charles S. Bullock is quoted in a New York Times series entitled, “Presidential Geography: Georgia”. Read the full article.
Dr. Cas Mudde, who will be joining the faculty in SPIA’s Department of International Affairs this fall, was interviewed by NPR yesterday. The segment focuses on the shootings in Aurora, CO and the anniversary of last year’s shootings in Utoya, Norway. Click on the link to listen to the full program. (Dr. Mudde’s portion starts around minute ‘25’).
Loch Johnson, Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, and the inaugural recipient of the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) Faculty Achievement Award was the subject of an article on the SEC Sports website. Take a look.
A new guidebook released by Princeton Review recognizes the nation’s 300 top professors. Three of them are UGA professors, and one is SPIA political science professor Audrey Haynes.
For the project, The Princeton Review teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com - the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the U.S.- to develop a roster of top teachers that features professors in more than 60 academic fields and from 122 colleges and universities. According to the press release, professors were chosen based on qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected by both The Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com.
Two SPIA students are among the five selected as mid-term Foundation Fellowship winners. Yuliya Bila of Canton, a student in the School’s Department of International Affairs, is pursuing bachelor’s degrees in international affairs, Spanish and Russian. From the School’s Department of Political Science, as well as its Department of Public Administration and Policy, Matthew Tyler of Atlanta, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science and a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree in public administration has also been named a recipient of the Foundation Fellowship. More.
The UGA School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) ranks fourth among graduate schools of public affairs, according to the newly-released 2013 U.S. News and World Report rankings. At the core of SPIA’s reputation in public affairs is its master of public administration degree program, which was created in 1966 and has earned a reputation of excellence. SPIA is now alone in the fourth position, having surpassed Princeton University with whom it was previously tied. The only Schools ranked above SPIA are Harvard (#3), Indiana University (#2) and Syracuse (#1). For the full rankings, click here.
Dr. Barry Bozeman, the Ander Crenshaw Professor of Pubic Policy in SPIA’s Deparment of Public Administration and Policy, gave the keynote address at the European Parliament for the European Science Foundation’s “Science of Innovation” Conference in Brussels last week. Among European college presidents and professors, EU commissioners and Science Foundation directors, Bozeman was the only American speaking at the conference. You can view his presentation here.
The Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC features research from Dr. Keith Poole’s ‘Voteview’ website, a favorite source of pundits on both sides of the aisle. Check out the segment.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker was the featured speaker at School of Public and International Affairs’ annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability on March 1. Read the coverage of Tucker’s remarks.
Keith Poole, the Philip H. Alston Jr. Distinguished Chair in Political Science, was the subject of a column by Paul Krugman in The New York Times. Full article.
SPIA political scientist Audrey Haynes quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about a new Mason-Dixon poll leading up to the March 6 presidential primary in Georgia. Read the full article.
If you are interested in applying to be a SPIA Ambassador during the 2012-2013 academic year, please click here. To complete the application, download the form, complete the form, save it, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due no later than March 16.
Co-sponsored by SPIA’s Department of International Affairs and Franklin College’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, the Consul General from the German Consulate in Atlanta, Lutz Görgens, will give a talk titled “Ten Years of the Euro: Reason to Celebrate?” on Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 214 of the University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center.
Görgens is the official representative of the German government to the Southeastern United States.
The event is free and open to the public.
MPA students John Forehand (MPA 2011), Tom Keane, and Amanda (Volbert) Pretti have been awarded the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) and will be attending the PMF Job Fair in Washington, DC. Continue to story. (Shown in picture: Tom Keane and Amanda Pretti).
SPIA Seniors: It’s 100 Days Until Graduation! Come to Tate Grand Hall February 1-3 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. to:
•Purchase your cap and gown, invitations, & diploma frames
•Stop by the SPIA booth and donate to Senior Signature to be included on the Class of 2012 plaque (and receive some SPIA swag)
•Enter to win 2 tix to the UGA Alumni Association sky suite during football season
SPIA political scientist Dr. Scott Ainsworth is quoted in a BBC article entitled, “Who backs the anti-piracy laws?”. Full article.
Keith T. Poole, who holds the Philip H. Alston, Jr. Chair in Political Science, was cited in the January 30, 2012 issue of The New Yorker. Ryan Lizza’s, “The Obama Memos,” discusses research by Poole and Howard Rosenthal on the polarization of the two parties in Congress. Read the full article.
SPIA political scientist Charles S. Bullock is quoted in several articles as Georgia legislators head back to the Capitol. Read the articles: Georgia Public Broadcasting. Gainesville Times. Florida Times-Union.
SPIA international affairs professor Han Park says in an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the U.S. must be prepared to work with N. Korea’s new leadership. Read the full op-ed.
In October, Park convened a Track II Seminar on Peace-building and Reintegration on the Korean Peninsula. Participants from North Korea, South Korea and the United States met for four days in Athens. A full statement of the Track II agreements can be found here. The talks received broad coverage by national and international media outlets, garnering more than 1,000 mentions.
Research on corporate mentoring conducted by Dr. Barry Bozeman was mentioned in the Financial Times in an article entitled ‘The value of mentors who have been there.’ Dr. Bozeman is the Ander Crenshaw Professor of Public Policy in SPIA’s Department of Public Administration and Policy. Read the article.
“I think there will be more interest on the part of Washington and Seoul to work with the new North Korea,” said Han Park in an AFP article. Park, the Director of SPIA’s Center for the Study of Global Issues and an international affairs professor in the School, has traveled to North Korea over 40 times and recently hosted Track II talks between the two Koreas in Athens, GA. Read the AFP article.
Dr. Han Park, international affairs professor and director of GLOBIS in the School of Public and International Affairs, is quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. Read the article.
SPIA professor and GLOBIS Director Dr. Han Park is hosting an international Track-II private diplomacy seminar this week. The meeting will include policymakers and academics from the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, the Republic of Korea and the United States.
For more information, contact Aaron Brantley, 706-542-6633.
SPIA political scientist Charles S. Bullock quoted in Savannah Morning News article, “Deal relies on who he knows.” Read the full story.
North Korea expert and SPIA international affairs professor Dr. Han Park is quoted in an article in the Asia Times entitled ‘A grand plan for the Korean Peninsula’. View the article. Park is set to host an international Track-II private diplomacy seminar Oct. 17-20. The meeting will include policymakers and academics from the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, the Republic of Korea and the United States. For more on this event, contact Aaron Brantly at 706-542-6633.
SPIA political scientist Charles S. Bullock is quoted in a Georgia Public Broadcasting online article as Georgia officials seek approval from a federal court for new state and congressional district maps. Read the article.
Dr. Carol E. Lowman, who received her Ph.D. in Public Administration at UGA in 2008, has been appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.
Lowman is the Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Contracting Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command consisting of over 5,500 military and civilian personnel, and headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Dr. Lowman’s previous assignments include serving as Acting Director, Mission and Installation Contracting Command in San Antonio, Texas and the Director of the Army Contracting Agency - Southern Region in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Lowman began her Army career as a contracting intern at Fort Ritchie, Maryland.
While pursuing her Ph.D. in public administration at UGA, Lowman’s dissertation was directed by Dr. Hal Rainey, Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 SPIA Study Abroad Scholarship. Click here for more information.
SPIA political science student Gautam Narula speaks out in Georgia execution case involving Troy Davis. The Associated Press picked up the story. Read the article.
Leah Ward Sears, the former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, will deliver the Susette M. Talarico Lecture at the University of Georgia. Justice Sears’ remarks will be given in the Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall at 4:00 pm on September 20. The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs’ Department of Political Science and the Criminal Justice Studies Program.
Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Justice Sears spent her formative years in Savannah, Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Cornell University (‘76), her Juris Doctor from Emory University (‘80), and a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law (‘95). Justice Sears began the first five years of her legal career with the law firm of Alston & Bird, and then left private practice to begin a career in public service as a judge with the City Court of Atlanta. At the age of 32, she was elected to the Fulton County Superior Court.
Once appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1992, Justice Sears became the first woman and youngest person ever to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court. While serving on the Court, Justice Sears spearheaded programs such as the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Children, Marriage and Family Law, addressing the legal and administrative issues resulting from the increasing fragmentation of Georgia’s families. Justice Sears was also instrumental in the formation of the Committee on Civil Justice, an organization that develops, coordinates and supports policy initiatives to expand access to the courts for low-income Georgia residents.
Sears became the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States when she was elected Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court in 2005, where she served until her retirement from the bench in 2009.
“We are honored to have Leah Ward Sears deliver this year’s Talarico Lecture,” said John A. Maltese, Head of the Department of Political Science. “She is a trail-blazer and a role model with a wealth of experience on both sides of the bench.”
Currently, Sears is a partner with the law firm of Schiff Hardin, and is the Distinguished Fellow in Family Law at the Institute for American Values, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution.
The Talarico lecture is made possible by a fund created to honor longtime UGA professor Susette Talarico, who was a faculty member at UGA for more than three decades. Dr. Talarico was Albert Berry Saye Professor of American Government and Constitutional Law, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, and served as Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program for 22 years.
This event is free and open to the public. For students of the Franklin College, it is a blue-card event. A reception will follow the lecture.
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Friends and alumni of the School for Public and International Affairs - join us this Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. for a happy hour and fundraiser at Atlanta’s RiRa Pub! All money raised at this event will be used to create study abroad scholarships for SPIA undergraduates and fund internship stipends for MPA students. Come reminisce with old friends and your favorite professors. It’s a great cause, so don’t forget your checkbooks!
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Clay Anthony (‘01, ‘06) at: email@example.com (PLEASE RSVP).
PARKING INFORMATION: Parking deck is behind RiRa-entrance is on Crescent Ave., between 11th & 12th Street. RiRa can validate parking for 2 hours.
SPIA political scientist Audrey Haynes is quoted in an article in the Athens Banner-Herald entitled, ‘GOP willing to give jobs bill a look. Read the full article.
On Friday, September 9, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., in UGA’s Tate Center (Room 141), the Center for International Trade and Security will co-host a seminar entitled,”A Time to Remember, A Time to Prepare.” The event will remember the event of 9/11 and focus on what can be done to prevent future attacks. Featuring speakers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security, this event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the CITS website.
Amber Sinclair, a PhD candidate in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, has just completed a major cancer research study in ‘The Oncologist’. View the full article.
SPIA senior Eric Jones, a political science major, talks about his experience interning in First Lady Michelle Obama’s correspondence office in an article in The Red & Black. Read the article.
SPIA political scientist Charles S. Bullock was quoted widely on the Georgia Legislature’s redistricting efforts. Links to the articles: Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Savannah Morning News. Athens Banner-Herald. Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Dean Thomas P. Lauth spoke about the political implications of balanced budgets on WGAU’s program ‘True South’. Listen to the program in its entirety here.
Dr. Igor Khripunov, a distinguished fellow at the Center for International Trade & Security writes an op-ed calling for the development of a “new paradigm of safety and security” to safeguard nuclear power plants. Read the full article.
Dr. Charles S. Bullock was quoted in the Athens Banner-Herald in an article about the level of partisanship in Washington surrounding the debt ceiling battle. Read the article.
SPIA political science professor Dr. Robert Grafstein was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article entitled ‘Tea party drives debt ceiling debate’. Read the full article.
Public Administration professor Jeffrey Wenger says,“Productivity, or the lack of it, is to blame for stagnant wages,” in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article entitled, American dream in reverse. Read the full article.
Founded in the Spring of 2011 by six University of Georgia undergraduate students, The Georgia Political Review (GPR) seeks to publish quality original content from University of Georgia undergraduates in the fields of political science, international affairs, history, and economics. These students recognized Georgia’s position as a nationwide leader in politics and saw the vacancy of a student-run undergraduate review, a publication present at various top schools across the nation. After seeking the guidance of professors and mentors, the Georgia Political Review was established in May of 2011.
Published each semester in print and online, the GPR is the only publication of its kind in the state university system, and seeks to become a nationwide model for articulate, timely commentary on politics and foreign affairs. The Co Editor-in-Chiefs of GPR is SPIA senior Ryan Prior, a double major in international affairs and english, and Khalil Farah, a senior double-majoring in political science and english.
Amber Sinclair, a Ph.D. candidate in public administration and policy has been selected to receive a scholarship from AcademyHealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More.
Dean Thomas P. Lauth and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Policy Ed Kellough recently returned from a week in Seoul, Korea, where they hosted a reception and dinner for graduates of the School’s Ph.D. program in Public Administration and Policy. Many of the program’s alumni from the 1980s and 1990s now serve as university vice-presidents and deans, or as the CEO of government agencies.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that while some see unemployment benefits as a “financial bridge between jobs,” SPIA public policy expert Jeffrey Wenger says the program was designed to be a “safety net.” Read the full article.
Democrats lost their historic base and in the short run, “things look pretty bleak,” SPIA political scientist Charles Bullock tells Roll Call. “But in the long run, the Republican Party remains exclusively a party that appeals to white voters, and in a number of southern states at some point in the future you’re simply not going to have enough white voters to win with.” Read the full article.
Dr. Hal Rainey has been selected to receive the American Political Science Association’s 2011 John Gaus Award. This prestigious award is designed “to honor the recipient’s lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration, to recognize achievement, and to encourage scholarship in public administration.” Dr. Rainey joins previous Gaus Award winner Dr. Larry O’Toole to become the second member of the Department of Public Administration and Policy to win the award. He will deliver the annual Gaus lecture at the upcoming American Political Science Association’s annual conference.
CITS Director Dr. William Keller and CITS Distinguished Fellow Dr. Igor Khripunov published an editorial in the Korea Times calling for new global nuclear governance. Read the editorial.
Show your school spirit and buy a cool SPIA logo t-shirt before you head out of town for the summer. A bargain at $6, students may purchase t-shirts on Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 1:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 216 in Candler Hall. Please bring exact change (cash only).
UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs will hold its Spring Convocation on Friday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Ramsey Center’s Volleyball Arena. For more information, call 706-542-0096.
Admiral Thad W. Allen, USCG (ret.) will highlight SPIA’s annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability. His lecture will be given on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in the UGA Chapel at 3:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Admiral Allen served as the 23rd Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 2006-2010. In May 2010, during his tenure as the top officer, Allen was selected by President Obama to serve as the National Incident Commander for the federal governments’ response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The worst oil disaster in U.S. history, Allen was charged with oversight efforts to cease the flow of oil and mitigate the effects of the spill. He held that position concurrently while finishing his tenure as the commandant of the Coast Guard.
While serving as the Coast Guard’s chief of staff, Allen was the principal federal official overseeing the response to Hurricane Katrina and recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region. Holding many command posts throughout his Coast Guard career, Allen commanded the Coast Guard’s Atlantic forces in its response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
“Admiral Allen has been the federal government’s go-to-guy in a number of critical national and international incidents. It will be great to have his perspective on government accountability in these kinds of emergency situations,” said Thomas P. Lauth, Dean of UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs.
Adm. Allen officially retired from active-duty service on June 30, 2010, after 39 years of service. He now serves as a senior fellow at Rand Corporation.
The lecture is co-hosted by the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and Department of Public Administration and Policy.
On April 18, UGA Mock Trial finished 3rd in the nation out of 633 teams, tying for the best record at this year’s National Championship Tournament in Des Moines, IA. The Bulldogs barely missed out on the championship round in a tie-breaker with the eventual national champion, UCLA. UGA Mock Trial is a student organization affiliated with the School of Public and International Affairs. Full article.
SPIA political scientist Dr. Charles S. Bullock spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the budget compromise that averted a government shutdown. Full article.
The U.S. Department of State has posted a paper on its website authored by Dr. Scott Jones of CITS and Johannes Karreth, a PhD student in the School of Public and International Affairs. Entitled ‘Assessing the Economic Impact of Adopting Strategic Trade Controls’, the paper is available by clicking here.
SPIA student Eric Jones is currently a White House intern working in the First Lady’s Office of Correspondence, where he helps ensure that the American people who write the First Lady receive a timely and appropriate response. His Spring semester internship began on January 10th, 2011, and will conclude on May 6th. A native of Vidalia, Georgia, Jones is a junior at UGA double-majoring in Political Science and Digital and Broadcast Journalism. (Photo: Eric Jones is photographed in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on March 11, 2011. Credit: White House).
SPIA student Jill Turner, who will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and a master’s in public administration, is this week’s Amazing Student at UGA. View Jill’s profile
Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Republican from the Atlanta suburb of Cobb County, filed a bill in November that would strip the term “victim” from rape, stalking and domestic violence cases, and replace it with “accuser.” SPIA professor Charles S. Bullock, III was quoted in a CNN story about the proposed legislation. Full article.
Dr. Jeff Berejikian and Dr. Morgan Marietta were among those selected by the Student Government Association to receive awards for excellence in teaching. The School of Public and International Affairs was the only school on campus to have two recipients of the award this year.
Dr. Jeff Berejikian and Dr. Morgan Marietta were among those selected by the Student Government Association to receive awards for excellence in teaching. The School of Public and International Affairs was the only school on campus to have two recipients of the award this year.
Dean Thomas P. Lauth took on the State of Georgia’s fiscal health in an op-ed for the Athens Banner-Herald. In it, Lauth calls for “strong and courageous leadership” from Governor Deal. Full article.
Charles S. Bullock, III, the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at UGA’s School for Public and International Affairs was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend magazine for 2011. The profile says Dr. Bullock “has been inspiring political pundits and future leaders for decades - at least 25 current and past legislators, scores of lobbyists and countless staffers, city council members and other elected officials have been students.”
SPIA political scientist Susan Haire has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Erika Fairchild Award. The award is presented every two years by the Women’s Caucus for Political Science-South to an individual with a strong record of scholarship, a strong commitment to students and teaching, and a strong record of service to the profession and a collegial spirit.
Dr. Jeffery Wenger, an associate professor in SPIA’s department of public administration and policy, was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article focused on which sectors of the labor market have survived (and even thrived) despite the economic downturn. Full article.
Paul Tough, former editor of the New York Times Sunday Magazine and author of the critically acclaimed book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, will speak on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel.
Tough’s appearance is co-sponsored by Whatever It Takes Athens, the UGA College of Education, the UGA School of Public & International Affairs and its Master’s of Public Administration program and the Athens Housing Authority. More information
SPIA political scientist Dr. Audrey Haynes was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about the number of lobbyists joining Governor-elect Nathan Deal’s transition team. Read the article.
SPIA political scientist Robert Grafstein was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article entitled ‘Tea Party is increasing reach, not pulling back’. Read the article
SPIA political scientist Bob Grafstein was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article focused on the state of the Libertarian party in Georgia. Full article
Organized by Keith T. Poole, the Philip H. Alston Jr. Distinguished Chair in SPIA’s Department of Political Science, the Midterm Election Conference will be held at the Georgia Center on Nov. 12. The conference brings together renowned congressional election, public opinion, and policy experts from around the country to discuss the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. This event is free and open to the public. More information.
Clint Mueller (MPA ‘97) was named as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s annual ‘40 Under 40: Georgia’s Best and Brightest.’ As Legislative Director for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Mueller has spent the last 14 years lobbying on behalf of Georgia’s 159 counties. Full article
On October 5, the School of Public and International Affairs and UGA Alumni Association co-hosted “Mid-term Elections 2010: Predictions and Insights from Political Insiders” in Atlanta. Read highlights from the event in the Savannah Morning News.
North Korea expert and SPIA professor Han Park was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s ‘Kathleen Dunn’ program about Kim Jong Il promoting his son and sister to the rank of four-star general. Listen
SPIA undergraduate students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to apply for a $5000 SPIA study abroad scholarship that is now available. Applications are available at the front desk in Candler Hall. Deadline for applying is November 5, 2010.
SPIA political scientist Charles Bullock speaks to The New York Times regarding the recent revelations that Georgia’s republican candidate for governor is facing $5M of personal debt. More.
SPIA political scientist Charles Bullock was quoted in a Chattanooga Times Free Press article about Georgia’s gubernatorial race and the role educators will likely play in its outcome. With more than 100,000 teachers statewide, educators could become a deciding factor in the race, according to Bullock. Full article
SPIA political scientist Dr. Trey Hood was quoted in a BBC News article on early voting. To read the full article, …
SPIA political scientist Keith T. Poole was quoted in a Voice of San Diego article regarding the use of absenteeism in political ads.
The Athens Banner-Herald writes about the retirement of four UGA deans, including Dr. Thomas P. Lauth, the founding dean of the School …
Dr. Keith Poole's 'Voteview' research website continues to be a favorite source of information for political pundits. Most recently, his research …
The School of Public and International Affairs will host a convocation for its undergraduates on May 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the volleyball arena in the Ramsey Center. For more information, email Brenda Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professors in the School's Department of Political Science shared their thoughts about the career and passing of long-time United States Senator Ted Kennedy …
John Ronquillo, a Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy, recently completed a month-long summer fellowship at the RGK Center for Philanthropy …
Assistant Professor of Political Science Teena Wilhelm was awarded the American Political Science Association's 'Best Paper Award for State Politics and …
W. Bartley Hildreth, a 1979 graduate of the Department of Public Administration and Policy's doctoral program, has been named dean of Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, effective July 1.
In a recent New York Times article, Jeff Wenger, a professor in SPIA’s Department of Public Administration and Policy, talks about the declining job market for both college graduates and those with less education.
North Korea expert and SPIA international affairs professor Han Park said in a recent interview with CNN that North Korea's recent missile launch was carried out to demonstrate their technological advancements and to ensure their security.
SPIA professor Charles S. Bullock's article, "The Demise of Racial Districting and the Future of Black Representation," was cited by Justice …
Keith W. Mason, a member of SPIA's Board of Visitors and a partner at McKenna, Long and Aldridge, calls Georgia state legislators …
The Center for International Trade and Security has announced that Cale Horne, a PhD student in political science has been named the Senator Sam Nunn Security Leadership Fellow for 2008.