New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Dr. Emily Lawler
New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Dr. Emily Lawler

Emily Lawler received her PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses include health economics, development economics, and applied microeconomics. Lawler is particularly interested in analyzing the effects of

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Dr. Crepaz Wins Prestigious Study Abroad Award
Dr. Crepaz Wins Prestigious Study Abroad Award

Dr. Crepaz won the Forum on Education Abroad’s 2018 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design for his course called “Political Development” and will be presented the award in

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Head of International Affairs Wins Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award
Head of International Affairs Wins Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award

By: Shelby Steuart Dr. Amanda Murdie, Professor and Head of the Department of International Affairs, recently won the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association (ISA). According

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New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Geoffrey Sheagley
New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Geoffrey Sheagley

Geoffrey Sheagley received his PhD from the University of Minnesota where he has since been an Assistant Professor of Political Science. His research and teaching focuses on political behavior, public

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Visiting Speaker Discusses Education and Economic Inequality in Korea and the U.S.
Visiting Speaker Discusses Education and Economic Inequality in Korea and the U.S.

Dr. Hyun-A Kim is a Senior Economist at the Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF). Last week she visited SPIA to give a talk on how public policy can help

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SPIA Researchers Showcase Opioid-related Work in Interdisciplinary Symposium
SPIA Researchers Showcase Opioid-related Work in Interdisciplinary Symposium

Last weekend the UGA Law School hosted an interdisciplinary Opioid Symposium to bring together researchers from various fields with expertise on the Opioid Epidemic. Topics ranged from social work perspectives

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New article sheds light on the work of former IA Dept Head Howard Wiarda
New article sheds light on the work of former IA Dept Head Howard Wiarda

SPIA researcher and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Markus M.L. Crepaz recently published “Of Paradigms Won and Lost: The Neo-Corporatist World According to Howard J. Wiarda,” which analyzes the research

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Allie Kelly visits SPIA and the School of Environment and Design
Allie Kelly visits SPIA and the School of Environment and Design

Allie Kelly, UGA Alumna and The Ray Executive Director, visited SPIA and the School of Environmental Design to discuss innovations in transportation. Kelly’s talk illustrated the importance of connecting technological

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New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Dr. Mollie Cohen
New Faculty Friday: Q&A with Dr. Mollie Cohen

SPIA is excited to introduce Mollie Cohen. Mollie Cohen received her PhD in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. From 2017-2018, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Latin American

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Philosophical Thought Experiment Sheds Light on Why Some Choose to Vote
Philosophical Thought Experiment Sheds Light on Why Some Choose to Vote

Some of the deepest questions in a democracy stem from how citizens think about voting and why they vote. Dr. Robert Grafstein grapples with these questions through the lens of

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