Inaugurated in 2001 as the University of Georgia’s fourteenth college, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) was formed from the existing Department of Political Science in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Emerging at a critical time in US history, SPIA’s existence since 2001 has coincided with public policy challenges and threats to democratic governance.

Now, more than ever, the nation and the world require scholars and students to focus their attention on the pressing policy and governance issues of the day. SPIA prepares undergraduate and graduate students for good citizenship and careers in public life and trains future generations of teachers and scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science, and public administration and policy.

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Experiment Shows Context Matters When Women Negotiate Pay
Experiment Shows Context Matters When Women Negotiate Pay

It’s well known that in many occupations, women make less money than men, even when doing the same job. The American Association for University Women, an organization that advocates for

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SPIA Research Team Authored JAMA Internal Medicine’s 3rd Most Talked About Article of 2018
SPIA Research Team Authored JAMA Internal Medicine’s 3rd Most Talked About Article of 2018

Public Administration & Policy Alumna, Ashley Bradford, Public Administration & Policy Faculty Dr. David Bradford and Dr. Amanda Abram, and Health Policy & Management Assistant Professor, Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams

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PADP January Nonprofit of the Month – ESP Inc.
PADP January Nonprofit of the Month – ESP Inc.

The Department of Public Administration & Policy is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Extra Special People (ESP), Inc. for our January Nonprofit of the Month! ESP

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Upcoming Events

Research Presentation: Mona Vakilifathi
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room