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Tag: School of Public and International Affairs

Jul 5, 2016

Political Science Alum Works With Inner-City Students in Chicago

Since graduating from NC State, Miriam Kamya (Political Science '13) has gone on to tutor boys and coach girls’ track at a public high school in inner-city Chicago. She’s been a field organizer for a Democratic congressional campaign and an intern in the White House Visitors’ Office. Last spring, she joined the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports 82 Catholic schools in Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods, as events and service coordinator. 

Jul 1, 2016

Why North Carolina was Picked for First Joint Clinton-Obama Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s choice of Charlotte, North Carolina, for her first campaign appearance with incumbent Barack Obama is a blend of confidence about the fall election and concern about the unpredictable nature of Republican challenger Donald Trump, experts said. Andrew Taylor, professor of political science, featured. 

Jun 1, 2016

Nonprofit Executive Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. 

May 16, 2016

Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk

Research from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed — so-called “medication adherence” — and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure. 

Mar 16, 2016

Study: Claiming Social Security Earlier Can Put Your Spouse at Risk of Poverty

The point at which a family's primary wage earner claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later life, according to a new study from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs. 

Feb 23, 2016

Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research led by NC State's School of Public and International Affairs argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions — and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen. 

Feb 1, 2016

‘The Future of Europe’ — 2016 Pope Lecture Features Christopher Caldwell

Editor and political columnist Christopher Caldwell will present the 2016 John W. Pope Lecture on Feb. 29 at NC State University. 

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Jan 15, 2016

State Department Taps Security Policies Expert for Jefferson Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State recently named political scientist and Science, Technology and Society program director Kathleen Vogel to its 12th class of Jefferson Science Fellows, a group of scholars who serve one-year assignments as science advisers on foreign policy issues. 

Nov 4, 2015

Lawmakers, political scientists to talk gerrymandering during Holtzman forum

Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing electoral districts to advantage one political party over another — will be the topic of discussion when state lawmakers, political scientists and demographers gather on Nov. 11 for the annual Abe Holtzman Public Policy Forum. 

Jan 8, 2015

Rich Clerkin to Lead NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits

Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state.