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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Alumni Board Spotlight: Jaren Dunning
Alumni Board Spotlight: Jaren Dunning

Even during his undergraduate experience, Jaren Dunning (MPA ’13, JD ’13) knew he wanted his career to revolve around supporting human rights initiatives. Currently he is the Senior Legal Director

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Inspector General shares three principles of his work during Ethics Week lecture
Inspector General shares three principles of his work during Ethics Week lecture

Independence. Fairness. Objectivity. Courage. Those are just a few of the words Mark Lee Greenblatt, Inspector General, used to describe the work of his office during the Getzen Lecture on

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION MONTH: PADP CELEBRATES PhD STUDENT KYOUNG-CHEOL (CASEY) KIM
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION MONTH: PADP CELEBRATES PhD STUDENT KYOUNG-CHEOL (CASEY) KIM

As part of International Education Month, Public Administration and Policy is celebrating some of our outstanding international students. Meet Kyoung-cheol (Casey) Kim. Kyoung-cheol (Casey) Kim from Seoul, South Korea is

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