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

From UGA to the Republic of Georgia: Five Researchers Travel to Train Scholars
From UGA to the Republic of Georgia: Five Researchers Travel to Train Scholars

by Shelby R. Steuart Several UGA SPIA Researchers are participating in a grant-funded project in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, this month. The goal of the project is to train groups

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Five SPIA Grads Named to 40 Under 40 Class of 2018
Five SPIA Grads Named to 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

SPIA is proud to announce that five alumni will be recognized this fall as recipients of the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 under 40 award. This award, given annually, recognizes successful

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Dr. Igor Khripunov publishes in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Dr. Igor Khripunov publishes in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

CITS Distinguished Fellow Dr. Igor Khripunov has a new piece in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists entitled “Nuclear safety vs security: Can the two cultures be harmonized?” The article, published

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Upcoming Events

SPIA Donor Appreciation Tailgate
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room
Constitution Day 2018
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
UGA Chapel