The Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at The University of Georgia provides research, education, engagement, and outreach on issues of global concern, particularly in the areas of human rights and global public affairs education. We work with partners around the world to produce cutting-edge human rights research and engage in programs that communicate the best of global studies scholarship to the university, local, state, national, and international communities.

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SPIA @TEDxUGA: K. Chad Clay
SPIA @TEDxUGA: K. Chad Clay

SPIA Associate Professor K. Chad Clay wants to reduce human suffering, and he bets you do, too. In his TEDxUGA 2023 talk, Clay, the director of SPIA’s Center for the

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Murdie named 2023-2024 Regents’ Professor
Murdie named 2023-2024 Regents’ Professor

Original story on UGA Today by Hannah Gallant UGA faculty members honored for their innovative and pace-setting scholarship Two University of Georgia faculty members have been named Regents’ Professors for the

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UGA’s Mariah Cady named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar
UGA’s Mariah Cady named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar

Original story on UGA Today by Stephanie Schupska University of Georgia student Mariah Cady was one of 32 students nationwide named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar this weekend. UGA is the only school

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2017 Networking Night

On April 21, 2017, the third annual SPIA Networking Night was hosted at the Holiday Inn in Athens, GA. There were over 250 alumni, faculty, students, and organizations in attendance.

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SPIA DC Reception & Program

On November 16, 2016, the School of Public and International Affairs hosted its annual reception and program for alumni and friends in Washington DC. The event’s program featured a post-election

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This is our spring at UGA

Spring arrives early here at UGA. We start wear sandals in January, shorts and t-shirts in February and you can catch us walking barefoot through the grass on North Campus

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It’s pretty quiet here… except on Saturdays

Some would say that fall is the best time of year at UGA. And they’d be 30% right. Spring and summer are great, too. Maybe it’s the smell of coffee

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GLOBIS Study Abroad Programs

Get an inside look at our programs in China, Ireland/Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, South Africa, and Italy!

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