In The News
CITS Director Dr. Scott Jones was invited to speak at a training workshop in Beijing on November 18, 2015 organized by the National CWC Implementation Office within the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. This workshop was well attended by Chinese regional government officials and chemical industry representatives. It was designed to raise the awareness of chemical proliferation risks and responsibility of CWC implementation.Read More
On November 10th, the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs co-hosted a free event for the local nonprofit community. The other event partners and organizers included the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations in the School of Social Work, and the Athens Area Community Foundation. The event was titled "Northeast Georgia's Changing Nonprofit Environment: Moving Your Nonprofit to Data-Driven Decision Making." Matt Hauer from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government presented data on the changing demographic landscape of Northern Georgia, including projections for increased racial diversity throughout the state and population decline in many rural counties. Rebecca Nesbit from the Department of Public Administration and Policy presented information about the number and types of nonprofit organizations in Northeast Georgia, including the number of nonprofit organizations per 10,000 people for each of the 12 counties in the region. The event attendees represented over 20 local nonprofit and government organizations providing a range of services, including such things as homeless shelters, senior services, youth services, and community development. Attendees discussed the data presented and what it means for local nonprofit organizations. Some local organizations shared how they have used data to inform decision-making about their programs and to leverage greater support and funding. Attendees also discussed how to form stronger connections with the UGA community to strengthen their ability to collect and use pertinent data to to help them strengthen their programs and fulfill their organizational missions.Read More
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead will welcome SPIA alumnus Arthur Tripp, Jr., to his staff on Nov. 11 as assistant to the president. Tripp currently serves as senior policy advisor for U.S. Representative David Scott, who represents Georgia’s 13th Congressional District in Washington, DC.
“I am very pleased that Arthur is joining our staff,” said Morehead. “His extensive involvement as a student leader at UGA and his significant professional experience on Capitol Hill have prepared him well for this important position. He will be an outstanding addition to the President’s Office, and I look forward to his contributions.”
In his new role as assistant to the president, Tripp’s primary responsibilities will be focused on student affairs and diversity relations. He also will serve as the liaison to the Staff Council, Retirees Association and Board of Visitors, as well as represent the Office of the President in the planning of several annual campus events.
The Public Administration and Policy department hosted their annual PhD picnic on Saturday October 24th at Memorial Park in Athens. The picnic provided an opportunity for PhD students to socialize and get to know fellow students, faculty, and staff.Read More
Student News, Faculty News
UGA Public Administration and Policy Ph.D. students and faculty presented at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management (ABFM) conference.Read More
Student News, Faculty News
At the recent SECoPA 2015 conference, University of Georgia had an incredible showing of faculty and graduate student presentations.Read More
The University of Georgia's Public Administration and Policy Department hosted a successful alumni social in Washington D.C. this fall. Alumni from all around D.C. got together to network and hear from MPA Director Dr. Deborah Carroll about the upcoming MPA 50th Anniversary event in April.Read More
CITS hosted a roundtable on the Development of National Regulatory Guidance for Nuclear Security Culture in Serpong, Indonesia on September 29-30, 2015. The roundtable brought together the key nuclear agencies of Indonesia (BAPETEN AND BATAN) to outline regulatory guidelines on nuclear security culture self-assessment and enhancement.Read More
Seven SPIA Alumni have been named to the UGA 40 Under 40 class of 2015. These prominent people have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors and have demonstrated dedication to the University of Georgia and its mission of teaching, research and service. And above all they represent the very best of UGA graduates.Read More
Howard J. Wiarda, the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia and formerly the Leonard J. Horowitz Professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies at U-Mass died on September 12, 2015, just 2 months shy of his 76th birthday. After an illustrious career at the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst (where he still holds the unbroken record of becoming the youngest Full Professor at age 33 in the Department of Political Science), Professor Wiarda became the Founding Head in 2003 of the newly created Department of International Affairs, one of three Departments of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is survived by his wife Dr. Iêda Siqueira Wiarda, herself a professional political scientist who taught at U-Mass and who also held the positions of Research Specialist at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and taught at the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia; and three children and five grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He also leaves many close friends and former students in Amherst, Athens, Cambridge, Washington, and elsewhere who will miss him greatly as will his colleagues at the University of Georgia.Read More