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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CITS Hosts Inaugural Comprehensive Border Management Academy
CITS Hosts Inaugural Comprehensive Border Management Academy

Border management tends to be siloed into specific areas of expertise, and countries tend to approach border security from a single-lens perspective. However, collaboration and communication are vital to successful

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Meet the Board: Jessica Simmons (AB ’10)
Meet the Board: Jessica Simmons (AB ’10)

Jessica Simmons (AB ‘10) is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Broadband and Special Projects at the Georgia Technology Authority where she oversees the state’s strategy for broadband deployment in

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2021-2022 Alumni Speaker Series Recap
2021-2022 Alumni Speaker Series Recap

Last year, our SPIA Alumni Board hosted their annual speaker series featuring four sessions of experts that provided SPIA students, faculty, and alumni the opportunity to learn about issues of

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