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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New Faculty Fridays: Q&A with Felipe Lozano-Rojas
New Faculty Fridays: Q&A with Felipe Lozano-Rojas

SPIA is excited to introduce Felipe Lozano-Rojas! Felipe Lozano-Rojas received his PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2020. His main research areas are the intersection of public finance and social policy,

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SPIA Emerging Leader works toward a career of public service
SPIA Emerging Leader works toward a career of public service

By: Rachael Andrews Maheen-Arzoo Chranya, AB ‘21, experienced an eye-opening opportunity through SPIA’s Emerging Leaders program in the summer of 2018. Maheen’s parents emigrated from India and Pakistan, and despite

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January 2021 Public Administration and Policy MPA Student of the Month: Sara Del Valle
January 2021 Public Administration and Policy MPA Student of the Month: Sara Del Valle

Congratulations to Sara Del Valle for being selected as Public Administration and Policy’s MPA Student of the Month! Sara is a second-year student in the MPA program and will graduate

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