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MPA Students Start Nonprofit Organization

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Nov 2014

Pack to Plate is a community solution that seeks to increase food security and food literacy in Athens. Pack to Plate is also dedicated to food rescue; saving health, fresh food from going to waste and delivering it to those who need it most. This organization is the brainchild of current and past MPA students Sam Perren, Sarah Sheehan, and Amanda Newell. The organization was granted official 501c3 tax-exempt state is October of 2014, but has been in full operation since spring.

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Professor and Undergraduate Student Publish Washington Post Article

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Nov 2014

Professor Michael Lynch and undergraduate student Rachel Surminsky co-authored the article “When Congress sues the president, it’s likely to fail” in the Washington Post blog, The Monkey Cage. The article outlines four challenges that Congress face when pursing legal action to executive decisions. In particular, Lynch and Surminsky’s article is aimed at Speaker Boehner’s third attempt to hire a lawyer to sue President Obama’s decisions to delay the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate requiring all large businesses to provide employee insurance starting in 2014. The bottom-line: “don’t expect Turley and Boehner’s lawsuit to succeed anytime soon.”

The Washington Post

CITS in China

CITS engages with Chinese partners

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security recently expanded its engagement with China through a series of exchanges of training. In late September, CITS jointly hosted an export control workshop with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in Beijing, China. In early October, a delegation of multiple corporation corporations and academics traveled to Athens, Georgia to participate in the Security & Strategic Trade Management Academy as well as receive a separate training workshop focused on strategic trade control, compliance, and supply chain management.

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Promoting Security Culture in Southeast Asia

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Partnership for Nuclear Security (U.S. Department of State), hosted a conference on “Promoting Security Culture in Southeast Asia” held September 29 – October 1, 2014, in Serpong, Indonesia. The event marked the inauguration of BATAN’s Center for Security Culture and Assessment – the first center of its kind in the world devoted to the promotion of nuclear security culture.

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Faculty News

Dr. Kellough takes over as NASPAA President

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Nov 2014

Dr. J. Edward Kellough took over as NASPAA's President for the 2014-2015 term on November 6, 2014 at the annual NASPAA meeting in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Kellough served previously as the Vice President of the organization for the 2013-2014 term. In his inaugural address, Dr. Kellough focused on three important issues for the organization: the role of NASPAA within the field of public administration, the critical role of accreditation, and the emergence of NASPAA as a global organization. NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, is a membership organization of graduate programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management. Congratulations Dr. Kellough on your new role and we wish you the best in the coming year.

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Faculty news

CTL recognizes Dr. Haynes

Department of Political Science

Nov 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Haynes! She is the Center for Teaching and Learning's Teacher of the Week.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Candler Hall News

Art Exhibit to Brighten Candler Hall Lobby

School of Public and International Affairs

Nov 2014

The School of Public and International Affairs is proud to present the works of “OC” Carlisle in the lobby of Candler Hall. Ms. Carlisle, a Photographic Fine Artist and now Scientific Illustration student at the University of Georgia, researches and creates medical, botanical, and entomological renderings for a variety of assignments. Her skills include carbon pencil and dust, graphite, watercolor, pen & ink, along with computer illustration and computer graphics techniques. Additionally, Carlisle has shown illustrations, fine art and photography in invitational, juried, and solo exhibitions in the Southeast and beyond, collecting several awards. Her beautiful artwork will be displayed through Spring semester.

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Dr. Bullock Comments on Possible Runoff Election for GA Senate Race

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Nov 2014

As election season hits it peak, Dr. Bullock takes center stage in a front-page article of the New York Times entitled, “Senate Control May Be Decided by Runoff Votes in Louisiana and Georgia.” As Election Day draws near (Nov. 4th), the article takes a look at possible runoff situations in states such as Georgia and Louisiana. In Georgia particularly, Dr. Bullock comments on the roll a runoff will play with the Democratic voter base. “Democrats have a harder time of getting people to show up regularly in the midterm election, and this is a subset of that – a midterm runoff election,” said Charles Bullock. “What Georgia Democrats have tried to do is put together something like the get-out-the-vote effort that the Obama campaign has used. So it will be a real test for them if they have to get those voters back for a runoff.”

New York Times

Faculty News, Alumni News

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