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School of Public and International Affairs

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Mar 8, 2022

Going the Distance: NC State’s Leadership in the Public Sector Program

Go behind the scenes at one of the top 10 online degree programs in the nation. 

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Nov 3, 2021

Two Alums, One Goal: Making a Difference in International Relations

NC State Master of International Studies grads Elmas Hasanovikj and Daniel Mayeda delve into defense on a global stage. 

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Oct 26, 2021

Commanding Respect

NC State political science alumnus Gen. Anthony Cotton recently became the first Black man to lead the U.S. Air Force’s Global Strike Command, which encompasses more than 33,000 service members as well as the branch’s arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles and bomber aircrafts. 

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Jun 8, 2021

White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates Helps Shape President’s Messages to the Public

NC State political science alumnus Andrew Bates discusses navigating the world of political communication and joining President Joe Biden’s White House press staff. 

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May 20, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Nataly Vazquez Perez

As one of the inaugural recipients of the Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship, political science major Nataly Vazquez Perez sees a bigger, bolder path from her first year at NC State to a future career as a lawyer. 


May 17, 2021

Retired CIA Intelligence Officer Patrick Weninger Charts His Career Path

NC State alumnus Patrick Weninger shares how he parlayed his political science major into a career with the CIA. 

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Apr 9, 2021

Analysis: Nonprofit Organizations Across the Country Are in Crisis

How many nonprofit organizations will disappear altogether? Public administration professor Mandi Stewart takes a closer look. 

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Apr 6, 2021

Wolfpack Writers: Irwin Morris

We caught up with Irwin Morris, executive director of NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs, to learn more about his book "Movers and Stayers." 

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Feb 1, 2021

SPIA Online Bachelor’s Powers Up in Rankings — Again

NC State’s online bachelor’s degree, Leadership in the Public Sector, continues its meteoric rise in national rankings. 

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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.