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February 2019

Research Presentation: Mona Vakilifathi
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room

Please join PADP Wednesday, February 27th in the Pinnacle Room for a research presentation from Mona Vakilifathi, Assistant Professor of Public Service from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Do Electorally-Vulnerable Legislators Grant More or Less Statutory Discretion? What is the effect of a change in individual-level electoral competition on a reelection-seeking legislator’s statutory discretion to the bureaucracy? I utilize a within-subject natural experiment in the California State Legislature during the 2011-12 regular legislative session. I test…

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March 2019

Spring Break
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

No classes March 11–15; offices open

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Susette M. Talarico Lecture
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Judge Steve Goss from the Court of Appeals of Georgia will present “Next Step for Persons in the Criminal Justice System with Mental Health Issues.” The Susette M. Talarico Lecture, presented by the Criminal Justice Studies Program and the Criminal Justice Society, is hosted annually in memory of Dr. Talarico, a long-time director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program. With support from the Susette M. Talarico Fund, the Criminal Justice Society, the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, this lecture…

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2019 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UGA Chapel

Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability presented by the Department of Public Administration and Policy by Gene L. Dodaro UGA Chapel, Athens Monday, March 25, 2019 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Candler Hall Lobby. Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on December 22, 2010, when he was confirmed by the United States Senate. He was nominated by President Obama in September of 2010…

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Undergraduate Research Colloquium
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The inaugural SPIA Undergraduate Research Colloquium will take place on March 29, 2019 at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This event brings together faculty and students from across SPIA to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and the faculty that facilitate their research. Students may submit research projects completed (or currently taking place) as part of course work, CURO, internships, and independent research.

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April 2019

PADP Spring Service Days – Friday, April 12
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Habitat for Humanity

Please sign-up and join us as we give back to the community during this Spring Service Event. On Friday, April 12 we will be volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, so wear closed toe shoes and be prepared to get dirty. More information about the exact time and location will be available closer to the day of the event. On Saturday, April 13 we will be volunteering with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia 9:30am-12pm. The Food Bank is located at 861 Newton…

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SPIA Speaker Series Visitor: Matt Fuhrmann
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Matt Fuhrmann is the Director of the graduate program and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. His research interests include international relations, international security, international conflict, and nuclear proliferation.

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