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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SPIA undergrads get a voice in research
SPIA undergrads get a voice in research

By: Shelby Steuart “If we value the idea of peace, we have to fully incorporate women in both the public and private sphere,” concluded Charlotte Partrick, a senior majoring in

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PADP Nonprofit of the Month for April 2019: Athens Area Humane Society
PADP Nonprofit of the Month for April 2019: Athens Area Humane Society

Public Administration and Policy is happy to announce that we are supporting Athens Area Humane Society during the month of April! Athens Area Humane Society is a donor supported no-kill

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Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Medication
Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Medication

By: Shelby Steuart The Opioid Epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in United States history, claiming almost 800,000 lives since 1999. As the epidemic expanded to include every American

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