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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The Emerging Leaders Program brings one student closer to his dream job
The Emerging Leaders Program brings one student closer to his dream job

By: Shelby Steuart Justin Nixon has always felt a calling to help people. As a criminal justice major at the University of Georgia, his career goal was to connect communities

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SPIA ranked among top five public affairs graduate schools
SPIA ranked among top five public affairs graduate schools

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia (UGA) is ranked among the best Public Affairs Graduate Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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PADP March Nonprofit of the Month: Bike Athens
PADP March Nonprofit of the Month: Bike Athens

Public Administration and Policy invites you to get involved with our March Nonprofit of the Month: Bike Athens! Bike Athens is a local nonprofit that works to build equity in

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