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Dr. Johnson Receives Blue Key Service Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Oct 2014

On Friday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Loch Johnson was awarded the Blue Key Service Award at the annual Blue Key banquet. As the Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at UGA, Dr. Johnson is well known for his teaching and service to the School. He is a founder of the School of Public and International Affairs and was crucial in the founding of the Service Memorial near the Miller Learning Center. In addition, he participated in the creation of the Abraham Baldwin statue that stands proudly on North Campus as a dedication to the university's founder and first president. Dr. Johnson is a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and the author or editor of over 200 articles and thirty books on U.S. national security.

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Faculty News

Dr. Johnson’s Book Hits Washington Post Bestseller List

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

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.

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Outreach

CITS hosts training for Chinese nuclear industry delegation

Department of International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Jun 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) hosted a delegation from the Chinese State Nuclear Security Technology Center (SNSTC) from June 16-20, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. CITS experts provided training to the delegation on subjects including nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and nuclear security culture. This event demonstrates CITS's (1) continuous efforts within its active programs in China and (2) great expertise in nuclear security and nuclear security culture issue areas.

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In the News

Dr. Mudde Quoted as European Elections Draw Near

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

May 2014

Professor of International Affairs, Dr. Cas Mudde, is an expert on European politics and is the foremost scholar on the far right in western democracies. He has published widely on topics such as (un)civil society, democratization, Euroskepticism, extremism and democracy, political parties, and populism. His prime geographical regions of expertise are Europe, both East and West, and North America. This month, Europe will elect 751 new members of the European Parliament. As the election draws near, Dr. Mudde is quoted in multiple news sources, including ABC News, US News, and Reuters.

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Students News

SPIA Student Named SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

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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Grad News

Florian Justwan wins Dissertation Completion Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Apr 2014

The Department of International Affairs boasts one recipient of the Dissertation Completion Award, Florian Justwan. The Dissertation Completion Awards are designed to assist doctoral students who are writing their dissertations by enabling students to concentrate solely on research and writing. Congratulations, Florian!

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Faculty News

Dr. Andrew Owsiak wins CURO Research Mentoring Award

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Apr 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Owsiak for receiving the 2014 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Research Mentoring Award. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and the Honors Program established these awards to recognize outstanding faculty who consistently engage and enhance the learning experience of undergraduate researchers through CURO Programming. Award recipients have provided superior research and mentoring opportunities and have collaborated with undergraduate researchers on publications and presentations at professional conferences.

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Student News

SPIA student wins Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of International Affairs

Mar 2014

Yuliya Bila, a fourth-year Honors student majoring in international affairs, Russian and Spanish, has been awarded a Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship. As a junior fellow, Bila will have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to Congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

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In print

New Book Examines America’s Role in the World

Department of International Affairs

Jan 2014

Loch K. Johnson's new 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 United States ought to conduct itself as a world power in the twenty-first century.

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Faculty news

Mudde quoted in CNN article about Greece’s ‘Golden Dawn’

Department of International Affairs

Oct 2013

SPIA international affairs professor Dr. Cas Mudde was quoted in a CNN article entitled, “Greece’s Golden Dawn: Firebrand right-wingers accused of being criminals”. Mudde said he regarded the group as of one of the “few truly neo-Nazi parties in Europe.”

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