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Williams and MPA Alumna Participate in National Policy Summit

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Oct 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Brian N. Williams and MPA Alumna Jennifer Zeunik (2007) for participating in the National Policy Summit on Police-Community Relations sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando, Florida on October 23rd. The IACP, the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives, advances professional police service; promotes enhanced administrative, technical and operational practices; and fosters and facilitates the cooperation and exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organizations throughout the world. The IACP held the summit to examine the future of police-community relationships in light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and other locales in the US. The objective of this gathering was to develop a mandate for action that will move the state of community-police relations forward. Resulting publications will offer policy recommendations designed to enhance police-community relations, and provide law enforcement agencies and their communities with a collection of best practices to serve as a road map to build a more trusting and effective working relationship. Dr. Williams and Ms. Zeunik were two of forty attendees from across the United States and Canada invited to participate. Other participants included police executives, community leaders, leaders of civil rights organizations and professional law enforcement associations, and police studies scholars.

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Faculty news

London School of Economics and Political Science features Dr. Carson

Department of Political Science

Oct 2014

The London School of Economics and Political Science publishes Dr. Carson's guest blog on the Senate race in Georgia. In his entry, read as Dr. Carson not only tackles the race between Perdue and Nunn, but also addresses the Carter vs. Deal impact on election turnout.

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Faculty news

Dr. Carson provides commentary on Perdue vs. Nunn

Department of Political Science

Oct 2014

Brookings posts a Q&A with Dr. Carson regarding the Georgia Senate Race between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn.

Brookings

Faculty News

Christensen Delivers Keynote Address

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Oct 2014

Robert K. Christensen gave an invited keynote address at the Workshop on Behavioral Foundations of Public Service Motivation: Exchanging and Aligning Human Resource, Organizational Behavior and Public Administration Perspectives. The workshop was held at the University of Zeppelin, Friedrichshafen, Germany, Oct 2014, and was sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Christensen's remarks, entitled "Public Service Motivation: It’s Alive. Now is It Normal?,” were given to an audience of international scholars and students interested in human resource management and public service motivation.

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Faculty News

SPIA Well-Represented at ABFM

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Oct 2014

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) recently held its annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ABFM is the premier professional association for faculty and students with expertise in public budgeting and financial management. The recent ABFM annual conference was a rare opportunity to gather our alumni, current and former faculty members, and current students together for a SPIA family photo. Of the 32 individuals with connections between both UGA and ABFM, we were delighted to capture 22 in our group photo this year. That’s an impressive cohort of SPIA affiliations for a conference with only 190 attendees. According to Dr. Thomas Lauth, “It is great to see so many from UGA each year participating in the ABFM Conference.”

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Alumni News

Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, Ph.D. 2004, Political Expert in the Southern Region

Department of Political Science

Oct 2014

Dr. J. Michael Bitzer earned his political science doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2004. He has become a frequent source of political information in North Carolina and around the country. He is a top source for political commentary whose Twitter feed boasts more than 3500 followers. Charlotte Magazine concludes that everyone from local television to The New York Times has called on Michael Bitzer for analysis of the Hagan-Tillis Senate race.

Charlotte Magazine

Student News

UGA PhD students at ABFM

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Oct 2014

Doctoral students Benjamin Brunjes, Jekyung Lee, Yoon Cho, and Mikhail Ivonchyk represented the Department and SPIA by presenting papers at the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) conference which was recently held its annual conference held October 1-4, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ABFM is a section of the broader public administration professional association called the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Specifically, the mission of ABFM is to promote professional development of budgeting and financial management in both the government and nonprofit sectors by embracing both theoretical and operational concerns of academics and practitioners across the globe.

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Faculty News

Dr. Johnson Receives Blue Key Service Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Oct 2014

On Friday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Loch Johnson was awarded the Blue Key Service Award at the annual Blue Key banquet. As the Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at UGA, Dr. Johnson is well known for his teaching and service to the School. He is a founder of the School of Public and International Affairs and was crucial in the founding of the Service Memorial near the Miller Learning Center. In addition, he participated in the creation of the Abraham Baldwin statue that stands proudly on North Campus as a dedication to the university's founder and first president. Dr. Johnson is a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and the author or editor of over 200 articles and thirty books on U.S. national security.

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Lecture News

Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Sep 2014

Las Vegas City Manager Elizabeth Fretwell will deliver the annual Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Fretwell’s lecture, entitled “The City of Las Vegas, Accountable and Not Sinful…SHHH Don’t Tell Our Visitors,” will be delivered at the UGA Chapel on October 10 at 2 pm.; the event is free and open to the public.

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Lecture News

Discussion on Nuclear Policy to Feature Under Secretary, Retired General

School of Public and International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Sep 2014

A public policy dialogue on "Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century" was held Sept. 29 in the University of Georgia Chapel. The event featured Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, and retired Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger. This free event aimed to educate the UGA community and the general public on international nuclear policy. The dialogue was moderated by William W. Keller, director of the Center for International Trade and Security at the UGA School of Public and International Affairs.

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