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April 2019

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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George S. Parthemos Lecture
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room

Charles Stewart III Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “American Elections since 2000: Getting Better, but Not Feeling Better About It” George S. Parthemos Lecture April 26, 3:30 p.m., Baldwin Hall, Room 480 Stewart is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching areas include congressional politics, elections and American political development. His current research about Congress touches on the historical development of committees, origins of partisan polarization and…

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September 2019

UGA 2019-20 Signature Lecture: Constitution Day 2019
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
UGA Chapel

Constitution Day 2019 Constitution Day is the annual celebration of the day that representatives to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia completed and signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The observance of this day began as “I am an American Day” in 1940 and later as Citizenship Day in 1952 when the celebration was moved to September 17 to commemorate the signing of the original document. Constitution Day as we observe it today was recognized as a federal holiday in 2004,…

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October 2019

“The Two Irelands, Britain and Brexit,” presented by Gary Murphy
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"The Two Irelands, Britain and Brexit," Gary Murphy, professor of law and government, Dublin City University. Murphy is a former editor of Irish Political Studies, the leading journal of political science in Ireland. He was president of the Political Studies Association of Ireland from 2009 to 2012. He has published extensively on the politics of modern Ireland. In 2016 his book Electoral Competition in Ireland Since 1987: The Politics of Triumph and Despair was published by Manchester University Press. It was widely and positively…

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SPIA ALUMNI RECEPTION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: Featuring a Panel Discussion with James Clapper and Loch Johnson moderated by Greg Myre
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

SPIA ALUMNI RECEPTION IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Hosted annually each fall, the SPIA Alumni Reception in Washington D.C. provides an opportunity for alumni living in our nation’s capital to reconnect with fellow alumni, SPIA staff, faculty, and friends. The Present and Future of National Intelligence an evening with the Hon. James R. Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence and Loch K. Johnson, University of Georgia Regents Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs  moderated by Greg Myre, NPR National Security Correspondent…

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November 2019

Emerging Issues in Political Science Speaker Series: “To Be Angry for Not To Be Angry: Are Black Political Candidates Emotionally Disadvantaged” presented by Dr. Antoine Banks
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Baldwin Hall 302

Antoine Banks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is also Director of the Government and Politics Research Lab. His research interests include racial and ethnic politics, emotions, political psychology, and public opinion. His book, Anger and Racial Politics: The Emotional Foundation of Racial Attitudes in America, published by Cambridge University Press, explores the link between emotions and racial attitudes and the consequences it has for political preferences. His articles have…

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Research Presentation: “Do You Know Who Counts Your Votes? Election Commissions and Popular Legitimacy of African Elections” presented by Nicholas Kerr
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room

"Do You Know Who Counts Your Votes? Election Commissions and Popular Legitimacy of African Elections." Nicholas Kerr, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, will present a Graduate Student Workshop and Research Presentation as part of the SPIA Speakers Series on Friday, November 15.

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An Afternoon with Congressman Will Hurd
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium

Join us for a lecture from Congressman Will Hurd, a former undercover CIA officer, entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert, he is the U.S. Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. In Washington, he serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as Vice Chair of the Maritime and Border Security Subcommittee on the Committee for Homeland Security, and as the Chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. A reception will follow the lecture.…

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January 2020

SPIA Speaker Series: Kris Kanthak
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kris Kanthak, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh http://www.pitt.edu/~kanthak/

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February 2020

George S. Parthemos Lecture
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Vincent L. Hutchings Hanes Walton Jr. Collegiate Professor and Research Professor, The University of Michigan “Whitewashing: How Obama Used Implicit Racial Cues as a Defense Against Political Rumors.” George S. Parthemos Lecture February 28, 3:30pm, Baldwin Hall, Room 480 Professor Hutchings' general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics. He recently published a book at Princeton University Press entitled Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability: How Citizens Learn About Politics, that focuses on how, and under what…

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