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Master of International Studies

May 18, 2023

Designing a Diplomatic Future

Recent Master of International Studies graduate Ayele Kuevidjen is set to launch her career on the global stage as an American diplomat in the foreign service. 

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Jan 21, 2021

Student Spotlight: Marc Hall (MIS ’20)

Hall says his master's degree allowed him to learn more about the connected world we live in — and how we got here. 

Missy Catlow stands in front of her research poster

May 23, 2018

How Mapping, Satellite Technologies Can Help Pick Ideal Sites for Solar

As more companies consider adding solar installations on their campuses, NC State graduate student Missy Catlow wanted to explore how new technology might help evaluate potential sites. 

Carlo Zanelli

Jan 3, 2017

Carlo Zanelli Leaves Sustainability Impact At Home, Abroad

Pursuing dual master's degrees in Economics and International Studies, Carlo Zanelli hopes to work in global development or as a foreign service officer after NC State. He's well on his way. 

Apr 22, 2016

Research Tests Success of Conditional Poverty Aid

How can countries best address institutional poverty? One method -- called conditional cash transfer, or CCT -- rewards socially beneficial actions. For example, a CCT program may give a family money in exchange for sending its children to school or regular medical check-ups. Master of International Studies student Lesa Sexton set out to discover if national CCT programs in Mexico and Brazil are having a major impact on education for children living in poverty. 


Feb 19, 2016

Two Fulbright Faculty Land in Slovak Republic

Two Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members received Fulbright scholar awards to teach and study in Slovakia. Bob Kochersberger (English) is teaching journalism at the University of Constantine the Philosopher. Sixty miles away, Heidi Hobbs (Political Science) is at the University of Economics in Bratislava, developing curricula for a specialized certificate program and teaching a short course on American Society in Global Perspectives. 

Oct 1, 2015

Grad student, Boren Fellow seeks answers to youth unemployment in Morocco

As a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Boren Fellowship, NC State graduate student Mary Sloan is spending 10 months studying in Morocco, researching what’s keeping young people from finding employment in the region.