Charles S. Bullock III, the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science in the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs, was been awarded the 2012 Diane Blair Award by the Southern Political Science Association. Presented biennially, the award recognizes a political scientist who has played an outstanding role in politics and government during his or her career at the local, state, national or international level. Named as one of Georgia Trend magazine's "100 Most Influential Georgians" in 2011 and 2012, Bullock is well known for his involvement with elected officials at every level. He has consulted on statewide redistricting efforts in 13 states, with attorneys general in eight states and with nearly 100 state and local governments on a wide range of issues. Courses Courses from the School of Public and International Affairs departments explore politics, government, and policy from regional, national, and international perspectives.