New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Dr. Cynamon
New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Dr. Cynamon

Meet one of our new faculty members, Dr. Jeremy Cynamon, joining us as a Lecturer in the Political Science Department What attracted you to UGA? Elite research university, lively campus,

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ELIP Alumni Spotlight – Charlene Marsh (AB’ 19, AB’ 19, MPA ’20) 
ELIP Alumni Spotlight – Charlene Marsh (AB’ 19, AB’ 19, MPA ’20) 

In 2019, Charlene Marsh (AB ’19, AB ’19, MPA ’20) was encouraged to pursue an internship with Athens-Clarke County through the Experiential Learning Internship Program (ELIP). While she was excited

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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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2022 40 under 40 list includes seven SPIA alumni
2022 40 under 40 list includes seven SPIA alumni

On July 13, 2022, the University of Georgia announced the 2022 40 Under 40 honorees. The winners include 7 graduates with SPIA degrees. 40 Under 40 celebrates young alumni leading

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Building the Bridge: A SPIA Student’s Love for Policy and Technology
Building the Bridge: A SPIA Student’s Love for Policy and Technology

by Emily Gayle On Friday, April 1st, 2022, eight speakers took the stage at the historic Morton Theater for TEDxUGA. Staff, students, and alumni presented ideas that inspired “Wonder” in

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Meet the Board: Betsy Bradfield (AB ’17, ABJ ’17)
Meet the Board: Betsy Bradfield (AB ’17, ABJ ’17)

Betsy Bradfield (AB ’17, ABJ ’17) is the Political Affairs Manager for the Georgia Association of REALTORS® where she applies what she learned at UGA to advocate for her association’s

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SPIA Students Receive the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence
SPIA Students Receive the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence

by Emily Gayle Twin sisters, Ayah and Mennah Abdelwahab, have forever made their mark as SPIA students. As graduation nears, these stellar students were selected as UGA Presidential Award of

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Meet the Board: Clayton Cox (AB ’10)
Meet the Board: Clayton Cox (AB ’10)

Clayton Cox (AB ’10) is the Vice President of Federal Affairs at McGuireWoods Consulting. He has spent over ten years working in campaigns fundraising for political parties and candidates that

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