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CITS formalizes relationship with Chulalongkorn University

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2015

On January 27, 2015, as part of a CBRN Stakeholders’ Conference, CITS faculty and researchers delivered a memorandum of understanding between the University of Georgia and the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University. CITS delivered the comprehensive memorandum of understanding to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In The News

CITS co-hosts CBRN Stakeholder Conference in Thailand

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2015

CITS co-hosted and co-organized a CBRN Security Stakeholder Conference with the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand from January 26-27, 2015. The conference, which invited CBRN experts and government officials from throughout the ASEAN region, brings together a number of perspectives on the development of CBRN Security in SE Asia.

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Student Organizations

UGA Model UN to Host High School Conference

School of Public and International Affairs

Jan 2015

On February 6-8, 2015, the University of Georgia Model UN team will host its annual conference, UGAMUNC XXI. The conference is open to high school teams and operates a traditional-style, consisting of three standard General Assemblies (GA’s 1, 3, and 4, respectively), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the UN Security Council. The ultimate goal is to show that diplomacy involved complex, structured debate that will, at its best, produce effective resolutions.

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Student News

Rimes Wins Dean’s Award

Department of Public Administration and Policy

Jan 2015

Congratulations to PhD student Heather Rimes for winning the Graduate School Dean's Award in Social Sciences, an extremely competitive award given to highly qualified students with outstanding records at The University of Georgia. The award is given to students to help cover research costs while doing their dissertation or thesis. Rimes is currently working on her thesis entitled, "Bureaucratic Features of Scientific Research Collaboration: Organizational Characteristics of Research Collaborations among Individual Scientists” and is set to graduate with her PhD in Spring of 2015.

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Speaker Series

Professor Paul Diehl Delivers Invited Talk at SPIA

School of Public and International Affairs

Jan 2015

Paul F. Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and President-elect of the International Studies Association (ISA), delivered an invited talk at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia entitled: “Not Taking One Thing at a Time: The Interdependence of Peace Operation Outcomes.” The talk detailed an ambitious new research agenda on the short- and long-term effectiveness of global peacekeeping and peacebuilding measures. This new agenda intends to answer important theoretical and policy-related questions about the use of peacekeeping operations through international organizations such as the United Nations and to improve their overall effectiveness in the long-run.

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Faculty news

APR recognizes Carson & Hood

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Jan 2015

American Politics Research has named "Candidates, Competition, and the Partisan Press: Congressional Elections in the Early Antebellum Era" by Dr. Jamie Carson and Dr. Trey Hood as the winner of the Hahn-Sigelman prize for best article published in APR in 2014 (November 2014 issue).

American Politics Research

Alumni News

Alumni named Dean of College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Jan 2015

The University of Baltimore has named one of our alumni Dean of their College of Public Affairs. Dr. Roger E. Hartley received his doctorate and M.A. degrees in political science. The School of Public & International Affairs is continually proud of the work that our alumni do. Congratulations, Dr. Hartley!

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Honors and Awards

Former Professor Gary Bertsch to receive President’s Medal

School of Public and International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2015

Retired University of Georgia professor Gary Bertsch will receive the 2015 UGA President’s Medal during Founders Day activities in January. The President’s Medal recognizes extraordinary contributions of former employees who have supported students and academic programs, advanced research and inspired community leaders to enhance Georgians’ quality of life. Bertsch served on the UGA faculty from 1969-2010. After serving as an undergraduate adviser in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and undergraduate director and graduate director in the political science department, he became the founding director in 1987 of the Center for International Trade and Security, a UGA-based program conducting international research, teaching and outreach to promote economic prosperity, international peace and security. CITS is recognized worldwide and has generated more than $30 million in external funding.

UGA Today

In the News

Park: Domestic turmoil reflects arrogance of American foreign policy

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Globis

Dec 2014

America is in deep turmoil. Incidents of police violence have resulted in the deaths of several unarmed African-American citizens, spawning protests in cities across America and even in England. Many expert observers define this conflict primarily as a racial issue, while others point fingers at the flawed judicial system or inadequate training on the part of police personnel. Still others see the root cause as pre-existing structural violence where unbearable distributive injustice is becoming progressively more acute.

Athens Banner-Herald

In the news

CITS hosts Chinese delegation

Center for International Trade and Security

Dec 2014

CITS recently hosted a Chinese delegation led by Secretary General Mr. Chen, Kai from the Chinese Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA). The group shared their thoughts and opinions on CBRN Security and CBRN Security Culture with CITS staff. CITS and CACDA are long-time partners in the areas of nonproliferation and strategic trade control. As part of this discussion, CACDA and CITS expanded their collaboration to include future work on chemical security.

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