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Tag: School of Public and International Affairs

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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. 

Nataly Vaquez Perez sits on the steps of an NC State building

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. 

cover of "Movers and Stayers"

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. 

women at a march carrying signs in favor of gun control

Jan 14, 2021

Motherhood Does Not Drive Support For Gun Control

NC State political scientist Steven Greene finds that parenthood doesn’t have a substantial effect on the gun control views of men or women. 

Andy Walsh giving a speech at a podium

Dec 22, 2020

Former Student Body President Establishes Scholarship for Student Leaders

Andy Walsh (Political Science ’13) has pledged $10,000 to establish the Robert A. Walsh Student Leadership Fund, which will benefit undergraduate students serving in leadership roles for campus organizations. 

U.S. Capitol Building

Sep 24, 2020

Study Suggests Financial Holdings Influenced Key Votes For House Lawmakers

NC State political scientist Jordan Carr Peterson finds that many lawmakers have voted to support their financial interests, regardless of their politics.