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.

Latest News

Dr. Justin Conrad Appointed to Savannah River National Lab
Dr. Justin Conrad Appointed to Savannah River National Lab

Dr. Justin Conrad, the Gary K. Bertsch Director of the Center for International Trade & Security (CITS) and Associate Professor of International Affairs at SPIA has received a joint appointment

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NEW FACULTY FRIDAY: Q&A WITH DR. SPERLING
NEW FACULTY FRIDAY: Q&A WITH DR. SPERLING

Meet one of our new faculty members, Dr. Eli Sperling, joining us as an Israel Institute Teaching Fellow. What attracted you to UGA? Engaged students, endless faculty resources and wonderful colleagues

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Celebrating International Student Diana Sayed
Celebrating International Student Diana Sayed

International Education Week has inspired us to highlight some of our international students as we celebrate. Meet MPA student Diana Sayed: Diana is a senior officer in the public sector

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