The Center for International Trade & Security (CITS) was established in 1987 with the support of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Since its founding, CITS has developed a network of academic researchers, public officials, and industry representatives with expertise in critical areas of national and international security. CITS advises policymakers and trains personnel around the world on nonproliferation, strategic trade and energy security, while serving as a hub of research, teaching, and outreach on new and emerging security topics.

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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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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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SPIA ranks #3 in the nation for Public Affairs Graduate Programs
SPIA ranks #3 in the nation for Public Affairs Graduate Programs

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia ranks among the top tier Public Affairs Graduate Schools according to U.S. News & World Report. In the

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