The SPIA Alumni Speaker Series features an hour of conversation with leaders in business and public service who bring local and global perspectives on public policy and the most pressing issues of the day.

If you have questions about the speaker series events or a suggestion for a topic or speaker, please contact Laura Bayne at


The 2020 U.S. Census and Redistricting in Georgia

featuring a discussion with:

Robin Pennington ’85
Supervisory Mathematical Statistician
U.S. Census Bureau


Charles S. Bullock III

Richard B. Russell Professor
University Professor of Political Science


Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST


Zoom Webinar
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  • November 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm
    “The 2020 Census & Redistricting in Georgia”
    featuring Robin Pennington & Charles Bullock
    Zoom Webinar
  • February 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm
    featuring Nick Ayers
    Metro Atlanta Chamber & Zoom Webinar
  • April 13, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
    Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Ambassador David Adelman (ABJ ’86)
    Partner, Reed Smith, LLP
  • Greg Bluestein (ABJ ’04, AB ’04)
    Political Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Chris Carr (BBA ’95, JD ’99)
    Attorney General of Georgia
  • Jason Carter (JD ’04)
    Partner, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
    Former State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Jim Galloway (ABJ ’77)
    Political Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Tom Graves (BBA ’93)
    Former U.S. Representative
  • Audrey Haynes (ABJ ’87, MA ’91)
    Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor & Associate Professor of Political Science
    UGA School of Public & International Affairs
  • Ryan Loke (AB ’16)
    Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Office of Governor Kemp
  • Nadgey Louis-Charles (BS ’14)
    Communications Director for Congressman Drew Ferguson
  • Joseph “Jack” Lumpkin
    Deputy COO of Public Safety, Dekalb County
  • Steve Mensch
    President/General Manager of Studio Operations, Tyler Perry Studios
  • Tia Mitchell
    Political Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP
    Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Ed Richardson
    Founder & Managing Partner, Atlanta Metro Studios & 404 Studio Partners
  • Deep Shah (AB ’08, AB ’08), MD, MSc
    Gwinnett Clinic VP/Primary Care Physician
    Director, NCBDDD, Center for Disease Control
  • Chris Tomlinson
    Executive Director, State Road & Tollway Authority
    Executive Director, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
  • Tawny Waltz (AB ’10, MPA ’12)
    Manager of Operations and Emergency Management, Northside Hospital Gwinnett & Duluth
  • Pat Wilson (AB ’96)
    Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development
    Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Governor Kemp
  • Rob Woodall (JD’ 98)
    Former U.S. Representative

Sponsorships of the SPIA Alumni Speaker Series support experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students, support for Masters of Public Administration students, and other priorities identified each year by the dean.


Thank you to our 2021-2022 sponsors:

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