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  • We Are SPIA

    2014 was an exciting year for the School of Public and International Affairs. Our departments and faculty continue to win top honors for their powerful teaching and productive research. From recieving the university's highest recognition for superior instruction to presenting research on security policy with the United States Strategic Command, our school never ceases to amaze. For a review of the year, please click here and consider supporting your alma mater this holiday season!

  • 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.

Faculty News

International Affairs faculty earn research awards, fellowships

May 2015 Four International Affairs faculty members were recently announced as recipients of research grants, awards, and fellowships. Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit was named the recipient of a 2015 Sarah H. Moss Fellowship. Administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning and funded by Mrs. Moss’ estate, this fellowship provides funds for research and travel at institutions of higher education in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Ben Shitrit will be continuing her research on the Middle East this summer. Dr. Andy Owsiak is part of a research team that was awarded a Minerva Research Initiative grant. Sponsored by the Department of Defense, the initiative “seeks to build deeper understanding of the social, cultural, and political dynamics that shape regions of strategic interest around the world.” The results of the resulting research will better able policy makers address global issues today and in the future. Dr. Cas Mudde has received the very prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, named after a German Mathematician and Astronomer and is bestowed on the basis of "outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching". Awardees come from all areas of the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences and are nominated by German scholars. Dr. Mudde will spend the next three summers conducting research in Berlin with German scholars. Dr. Shane Singh was named the recipient of the 2015 SPIA Research Award. Presented by the school, this competitive award recognizes excellence in research amongst the SPIA faculty and is only given to a single recipient annually. Congratulations to all of our award-winning faculty!

Student News

SPIA Graduate Students Win Prestigious Teaching Awards

Mar 2015 The PhD program in Political Science and International Affairs boasts three recipients of UGA’s two most prestigious teaching awards for graduate students: the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; and the Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by the Graduate School. Congratulations to PhD student Sarah Fisher for receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award and congratulations to PhD students Kayce Mobley and Anthony Kreis for each receiving an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award!

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Up Close

  • 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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    Ben Shitrit, Lihi

    Assistant Professor

    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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  • 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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    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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Events

INTL Calendar
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Jun 12

Deadline for graduate students to submit an application for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 12

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 19

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for August 2015 Commencement program

5:00 pm

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Commencement

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement