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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PADP Presents 20 Research Projects at PMRC 2024
PADP Presents 20 Research Projects at PMRC 2024

University of Georgia Public Administration and Policy is well represented at this year’s Public Management Research Conference the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. The Public Management Research Conference (PMRC)

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MEET NEW ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER: AUDREY LEWIS
MEET NEW ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER: AUDREY LEWIS

Audrey Lewis’ interest in attending the University of Georgia started with visits to campus in high school for a basketball game and a band trip. Two decades later, she has

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June 2024 MPA Student of the Month: Sohee Kang
June 2024 MPA Student of the Month: Sohee Kang

Congratulations to Sohee Kang for being selected as June MPA Student of the Month! Sohee Kang is a student from South Korea pursuing a dual degree through the UGA MPA

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