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Haynes Named Director of New Certificate Program

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Feb 2016

SPIA has named Dr. Audrey Haynes the new Director of the Certificate in Applied Politics Program. The Certificate in Applied Politics and Public Affairs Communication (CAPPAC) is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students who are majoring in SPIA and Grady for careers in politics by providing them with the practical knowledge and technical skills needed for the field. Students will engage in real-world applications in order to gain a competitive advantage in the area of professional politics and public affairs. The program will follow a cohort model so that students can develop working relationships to last years after graduating from UGA. The CAPPAC will offer two tracks beginning in the fall of 2016: Applied Politics and Public Affairs Communications.

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Jamie Carson co-authors book: “The Politics of Congressional Elections”

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Feb 2016

Dr. Jamie Carson became the new co-author of “The Politics of Congressional Elections” in its ninth edition – changing the overall theme of the book to reflect the increasing nationalization of congressional elections during the past two decades. The book provides students with a comprehensive introduction to congressional elections using the latest data from the National Election Study, the Cooperative Congressional Elections Study, and the Federal Election Commission. This latest edition of the book includes coverage and analysis of the 2012 and 2014 elections, and portions of the book have been modified to include more pertinent information using new tables and figures regarding elections after 2010. After the mid-1990s elections became much less candidate-centered, so Dr. Carson enhanced the discussion of congressional campaigns and primaries and included his own pre-World War II data on congressional elections.

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Monogan Published New Book

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Feb 2016

Dr. James Monogan’s new book, “Political Analysis Using R,” gives readers who are new to political research the tools to learn the basics of how to use the free software program R and provides intermediate R users with new techniques. R has become a popular alternative to Stata or SPSS because it is free and provides a range of high-end methods. While the first few chapters are intended for beginners, the later chapters introduce more advanced and complex topics for graduate students. Chapters 1 through 5 should be accessible to undergraduates taking a quantitative methods class. The examples in Monogan’s new book are drawn from subfields of Political Science and with data drawn from American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy. The datasets included in the text come from political and social research such as surveys, election returns, legislative roll call votes, nonprofit organizations’ assessments of practices across countries, and also field experiments.

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Dr. Moldogaziev wins William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Feb 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Tima Moldogaziev who along with his colleagues, William G. Resh, Zachary W. Oberfield, and UGA alumnus Sergio Fernandez, received the 2015 William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award for their PAR article, "Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey for Public Management Research: A Research Synthesis." The award is given to the authors of the best PAR article by an academic and will be presented at the upcoming ASPA meeting in Seattle.

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Dr. Bullock Discusses New Book at the Georgia State Capitol

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Feb 2016

On January 27, Dr. Bullock spent the morning at the Capitol hosting a discussion and book signing of his new book, The Three Governor’s Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics. Governor Deal, President Morehead, Attorney General Olens, and numerous legislators, alumni, and friends were in attendance. "It was great to have Dr. Bullock come to the capitol to speak about his new book. It speaks volumes about Dr. Bullock as well as SPIA and its faculty that legislators and the Governor made the time to see him,” said Caulder Harvill-Childs, SPIA graduate. “As always, it was great to reconnect with my favorite professor and my fellow SPIA alums. I wouldn’t be where I am today without SPIA, and I’m excited about future opportunities for alumni!” The discussion detailed how the death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.

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Professor Dougherty Becomes Associate Editor of Public Choice

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Feb 2016

Professor Keith Dougherty has been named the Associate Editor for the journal Public Choice. Public Choice studies the intersection between economics and political science. The journal plays a central role in fostering exchange between economists and political scientists, enabling both communities to explain and learn from each other’s perspectives.

“It was a bit of a surprise and an honor to be asked to join the editorial team. I guess it indicates that the journal values my judgment on manuscripts and trusts I will make good decisions,” said Dougherty. “I will join the editorial board as one of three associate editors on June 1. My emphasis will be primarily handling manuscripts in formal theory and/or political science. I hope to continue my active research agenda, to teach well in the classroom, and to raise two great kids at the same time.”

Dr. Dougherty is one of seven SPIA professors with editorships. The other journals include:

Public Administration Review (Deborah Carroll, associate editor)
The Journal of Intelligence and National Security (Loch Johnson, editor)
1540 Compass (Igor Khripunov, editor)
The European Journal of Political Research (Cas Mudde, editor)
The Journal of Public Policy (Andrew Whitford, editor)
The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (Bradley E. Wright, editor)

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Get To Know Dr. Keith Dougherty

Department of Political Science

Jan 2016

UGA's Focus on the Faculty interviews Dr. Keith Dougherty.

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CITS conducts nuclear security culture training in Morocco

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2016

CITS hosted a training workshop for over 20 academics and nuclear regulators and operators from Algeria, Brazil, Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa on Nuclear Security Culture: Achieving Effectiveness and Sustainability in Morocco, Rabat between January 25-27, 2016. . The workshop was co-hosted by CITS and the University of Ibn Tofail (Morocco), and was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS).

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CITS nuclear security event heralded in Moroccan press

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2016

The Moroccan Maghreb Daily newspaper published an article announcing a nuclear security culture workshop being held in Rabat, Morocco by CITS in cooperation with the University of Ibn Tofail, Morocco. The workshop, taking place January 25 - 27, will provide training in three distinct themes of nuclear security, namely the concept and importance of nuclear security culture, the IAEA methodology on nuclear security culture, and improvement and sustainability of nuclear security culture.

The Maghreb Daily

Faculty News

CITS Director presents at JumpStart 2016

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2016

CITS Director Dr. Scott Jones is giving a talk on "Off-shoring: U.S. – Asia Trade" at the 2016 Jump Start Logistics Technology Summit in Atlanta. The talk will cover how the flow of low-end manufacturing away from China is reshaping trade routes throughout Asia, a change partly driven by Chinese wage growth. Even though China continues to invest in its high-tech manufacturing base, a sign of a mature exporting power, their economic growth is still slower today in comparison to other countries in Southeast Asia. What does this mean for domestic importing and what does the US – Asia relationship look like in the future? Our thought leader will break down the evolving face of U.S. – Asia trade

Jump Start 2016