Mon, November 24, 2014

INTL In 60 Seconds

  • GTAs write about teaching

    Congratulations to two International Affairs graduate students, Kayce Mobley and Sarah Fisher, on their forthcoming article entitled “Ditching the Desks: Kinesthetic Learning in College Classrooms” to be published in the journal "The Social Studies."  From their abstract:

    In this article, we argue that social science instructors at all levels should openly embrace kinesthetic learning as an everyday pedagogical tool.  The standard model of instruction at the college level relies on lecture, perhaps with special alternative activities (such as simulations) scattered throughout each semester.  We argue that students benefit from alternative instruction styles incorporated into their everyday classes.  We outline several alternative instruction techniques we have used in our classrooms centered on kinesthetic learning.  The kinesthetic activities that we present require little to no additional work on behalf of the instructor but allow the students to engage more fully with the given material and with each other.  Furthermore, these simple examples allow instructors to remain relevant in physical classrooms, offering a straightforward counterpoint to the recent trend towards MOOCs (massive open online courses) in higher education.

  • Crepaz named CTL Teaching Fellow

    Dr. Markus Crepaz has been selected as one of eight Senior Teaching Fellows by The University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching & Learning.  The fellowship allows senior faculty to focus on undergraduate instruction by providing opportunities to exchange innovative ideas with other teaching fellows, and to strengthen and enhance their own teaching and that of the faculty in their home departments.  Only associate and full professors who have been at UGA for five or more years are eligible for this fellowship.

    The CTL Senior Teaching Fellows Program was originally established at the University of Georgia in 1987 through a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE). In 1990, the program was continued with full support from the University of Georgia.

  • An insider's account

    Loch K. Johnson's book, American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership: Power, Principle, and the Constitution, sets the stage for the ongoing debate about how the U.S. ought to conduct itself as a world power.

  • Jacqueline Van De Velde

    As a UGA student, Jacqueline Van De Velde has been able to pursue her “wildest dreams,” taking her around the globe and putting her on the right track to become a public interest lawyer.

Faculty News

Dr. Johnson’s Book Hits Washington Post Bestseller List

Aug 2014 Dr. Loch K. Johnson’s book “Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology” has hit The Washington Post’s bestseller list for nonfiction. In his book, Johnson and Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and yet highly accessible set of readings from leading experts in the field. This edition includes: 24 new articles, a new epilogue, updated instruction, discussion questions, and comprehensive coverage of many hot topics.

Study Abroad

SPIA Offers Service-Learning in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Jun 2014 Students have the opportunity to fully engage with the South African community by participating in a four-week service-learning project in the nearby communities of Kayamandi and Lynedoch. Students volunteer with an after school program and in an elementary school, allowing for a first-hand glimpse into the realities facing the average child in South Africa. “The Globis South Africa study abroad has been an extremely rewarding experience. Learning through community engagement is wonderful, and working with children in a South African township has been very eye-opening,” said SPIA student Milagros Bartolome. “This trip has given me the opportunity to travel, learn, and make a difference in a community. I am so lucky and thankful to have experienced this, and I am already making plans to return one day!”

More Headlines from SPIA

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MPA Students Start Nonprofit Organization

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Professor and Undergraduate Student Publish Washington Post Article

  • Center for International Trade and Security
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CITS engages with Chinese partners

Up Close

  • Johnson, Loch K.

    Regents Professor

    Loch Kingsford Johnson is the Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, as well as a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of over 200 articles and essays; and the author or editor of thirty books on U.S. national security....

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    Fisher, Sarah

    Major: International Relations

    I am a PhD candidate majoring in International Relations and minoring in Comparative Politics. My dissertation focuses on the factors impacting third party interventions in state conflict....

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    Berejikian, Jeffrey D.

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Jeffrey D. Berejikian is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia, and Associate Professor in the Department of International Affairs. Dr. Berejikian earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and held a previous appointment with the University of...

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  • Mudde, Cas

    Associate Professor

    Cas Mudde was born in the Netherlands, where he gained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Leiden University, under the supervision of the late Peter Mair. Before coming to the US in 2008, he has held tenure-track positions at Central European University (Hungary), the University of Edinburgh...

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    Crepaz, Markus M. L.

    Department Head

    Dr. Crepaz received his Ph.D. in political science in 1992 from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include the effects of formal political institutions on policy outcomes, the effect of immigration on the European welfare state project and identity of Europeans, the...

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    Park, Han S.

    Director

    Throughout his life, Han Park has endeavored to find new ways to use his talents and abilities to serve humankind....

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  • Singh, Shane P.

    Assistant Professor

    Shane Singh received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University in 2009 under the supervision of William G. Jacoby. During the 2009-2010 academic year, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University and the Canada...

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    Tessman, Brock F.

    Associate Professor, Department of International Affairs

    Brock Tessman is Associate Professor of International Affairs, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis), and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He earned his B.A. from Brown University, and his M.A....

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    Justwan, Florian

    Major: International Relations

    I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Public and International Affairs. In my dissertation I investigate the effect of generalized social trust on the conflict management behavior of democracies. ...

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  • Mobley, Kayce

    Major: International Relations

    Kayce is a Ph.D. candidate majoring in international relations and minoring in political science (American politics). Her dissertation uses the concept of revenge to explain why states sometimes respond disproportionately to security crises....

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    Maney, Carolin

    Major: International Relations

    Carolin in a Ph.D. student majoring in international relations and minoring in methodology....

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    McKibben, Caitlin

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Caitlin McKibben is a Graduate Research Assistant with the Center of Trade and Security. As a second year Masters of International Policy student, Ms. McKibben is also pursuing her research into the impacts of Free Trade Zones on states’ strategic trade management programs....

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  • Mintz, Logan

    Major: International Relations

    I am pursuing a Ph.D. in political science with an international relations major, and a methods minor. My research focuses on security studies, non-proliferation, and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union....

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    Ben Shitrit, Lihi

    Assistant Professor

    Zimmermann, Laura

    Assistant Professor

    Laura Zimmermann is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs and the Department of Economics at the University of Georgia. Her research interests are in the areas of economic development and political economy with a focus on South Asia. Prior to joining the faculty at SPIA...

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Events

INTL Calendar
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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations

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Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement