SPIA alumnus and former Stanley W. Shelton graduate fellow gives back
SPIA alumnus and former Stanley W. Shelton graduate fellow gives back

By: Rachael Andrews Dr. Ben Brunjes (MPA ’12, PhD ’16) was awarded the Stanley W. Shelton Graduate Fellowship during his time at UGA. Now, he gives back to School of

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SPIA professors explore school choice and vaccine exemptions
SPIA professors explore school choice and vaccine exemptions

By: Rachael Andrews Dr. Emily Zier (PhD, ‘19) and Dr. W. David Bradford, Busbee Chair in Public Policy professor of public administration and policy, collaborated on research that investigates the

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SPIA Survey Research Center Releases New Data on Early Outlook of General Election
SPIA Survey Research Center Releases New Data on Early Outlook of General Election

The SPIA Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia fielded a survey of likely 2020 general election voters in the state of Georgia from February 24th through March 2nd.

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UGA researchers find gap in opioid use disorder treatment access for older adults
UGA researchers find gap in opioid use disorder treatment access for older adults

By: Rachael Andrews The opioid crisis is the deadliest drug epidemic in American history, making it important for specialty treatment programs to accept Medicare and offer medication for opioid use

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SPIA Emerging Leaders Profile: Alexis Boss
SPIA Emerging Leaders Profile: Alexis Boss

Alexis Boss is a senior at UGA, double majoring in international affairs and political science. Her experience with the SPIA Emerging Leaders program has opened her eyes to the importance

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SPIA Emerging Leaders Profile: Elizabeth Griffin
SPIA Emerging Leaders Profile: Elizabeth Griffin

Elizabeth Griffin graduated in 2019 from SPIA with two bachelor’s degrees in political science and international affairs. From there, she jumped straight into her master’s program in public administration at

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Emerging Leaders Program brings one student closer to his dream job
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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Commit To Your Passion: Julie Smith
Commit To Your Passion: Julie Smith

Julie Smith (AB ’00) works as an external and government affairs executive for Verizon. Through the department of political science, Julie interned at Georgia’s State Capitol. The internship helped solidify

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Alumni Profile: Eric Teusink
Alumni Profile: Eric Teusink

By Marli Collier On many fall Saturdays in Athens, you can find Eric Teusink waking up early, ready to take on the day. He admits, “I arrive before 7 AM

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