Created at the start of the twenty-first century, SPIA was conceived as “a new school for a new millennium,” designed to enhance civic engagement, public leadership, scholarship on political institutions and policy, and effective governance.
Julie Smith (AB ’00) helps remove financial barriers for students.
“I never want finances to be a barrier for a student trying to pursue an opportunity while at UGA, whether it’s study abroad or an internship.”
Home to the School of Public and International Affairs, Candler Hall sits on the edge of the famed Herty Field. Once a dormitory, Candler has a rich history filled with stories dating back to 1901. In 2003, Candler Hall underwent extensive renovations, restoring its historic features.
Molly Berkemeier PhD, Texas A&M University Assistant Professor of International Affairs International Relations/Nuclear Non-proliferation Roberto Felix Carlos PhD, University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Political Science Political Behavior/Identity Politics/Public Opinion/Immigration