Mon, July 28, 2014

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  • SPIA Summer Reads

    School is out and summer vacation is upon us. As you pack for the beach, don’t forget to grab a book for those long hours in the sun. SPIA has created a list of books with glowing recommendations and riveting synopses that will entice you put down “Divergent” and grab a faculty favorite instead. From “To Kill a Mocking Bird” to “The Face of Battle”, this list contains all the reads you will need for a fantastic summer break! Take a look here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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!”

Students News

SPIA Student Named SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

May 2014 Congratulations to SPIA student Shannon Vreeland for being named as the 2013-2014 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year! Chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the SEC Universities, Vreeland will receive $15,000 postgraduate scholarships from AT&T and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Vreeland is a Georgia swimmer majoring in International Relations and Economics. She is also the recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence, as well as the Lisa Coole Memorial Scholarship. Vreeland won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and three gold medals at the 2013 World Championships.

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Up Close

  • 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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    Dory, William

    Major: International Relations

    After graduating from Miami University, I am translating life-long interests in Geography, History, and Politics into a career in academia....

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    Bertsch, Gary K.

    University Professor Emeritus

  • 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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    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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    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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  • 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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    Inglett, Jennifer

    Major: International Relations

    Jennifer Inglett is a third year PhD student in the Department of International Affairs. A native of Athens, GA, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in International Affairs and currently holds a research specialist position at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government....

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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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    Wiarda, Howard J.

    Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations

    Howard J. Wiarda is the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and Founding Head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson...

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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 at Central European University (Hungary), University of Edinburgh (UK), and the...

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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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    Kolbe, Melanie

    Major: Comparative Politics

    Melanie Kolbe is a Ph.D. Candidate majoring in Comparative Politics and minoring in International Relations. Her dissertation focuses on the factors impacting highly-skilled immigration policy-making. ...

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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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Events

INTL Calendar
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Jul 29

Thru Session Classes End

Sponsor: University of Georgia

5:00 pm

Thru Session classes end.

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Jul 30

Short Session 2 Classes End

Sponsor: University of Georgia

5:00 pm

Short Session 2 Classes End

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Aug 1

Commencement

Sponsor: University of Georgia

Commencement

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Aug 29

Deadline for Dec 2014 graduate students to submit program of study forms to the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in December 2014. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.

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Aug 29

Deadline for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2014 Graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2014 Graduation.

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Oct 1

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2014. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 13, 2014, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2014.

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Oct 16

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2014.

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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation

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Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School