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Apr 2, 2019

Irwin Morris Named to Lead NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs

NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) welcomes Irwin Morris as executive director, effective July 1, 2019. Morris comes to NC State from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he has served since 2007, most recently as chair of the Department of Government and Politics. 

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Oct 8, 2018

Reporting for (Hurricane) Duty: Student Directs NC County’s Emergency Communications

For NC State student Brandy Osborne, the damaging effects of Hurricane Florence have posed challenges at work and at home. 

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Oct 3, 2018

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

Research from NC State public administration scholars finds that the tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency. 

Wearing a blue Activate Good T-shirt, Amber Smith holds up an orange sign that reads, "Do Good. Be Kind. Change the World."

Sep 26, 2018

Alum’s Sign Campaign Conveys a Powerful Message

Alumna Amber Smith helped create a new sign campaign that urges us to "Do Good. Be Kind. Change the World." 

Apr 21, 2017

Training the Next Generation of Nuclear Security Experts

The Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities does crucial work in training the next generation of experts in nuclear security policy. One of the leaders of that effort is NC State political science professor Bill Boettcher. 

Jan 17, 2017

Army Sergeant Earns NC State LPS Degree Online While Serving His Country

NC State's Leadership in the Public Sector degree program was the perfect fit for Sgt. 1st Class Jason Davidson, who oversees the day-to-day operations and training of nearly 40 paratroopers at Fort Bragg. 

Dec 19, 2016

A Passion for Service, Activism

Fall 2016 graduate Jonique Lyles said a degree in political science was the perfect avenue to explore her passion for service, activism and helping communities grow and develop. 

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Oct 18, 2016

U.K. Students Manage Presidential Campaigns Through NC State Simulation

“Election 2016,” an online simulation created by NC State University political scientist Andy Taylor and graduate student Alex Johnson, tasks teams of students from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to manage a United States presidential candidate’s campaign — hopefully to victory in the general election. 

Aug 15, 2016

Alumna Balances Environment with Economic Development at TVA

Navigating the mires of federal bureaucracy and the mountains and valleys of the southeastern United States is all in a day’s work for alumna Brenda Brickhouse, vice president of environment and energy policy at the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority. 

Jul 20, 2016

Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions

A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad is airing during the ongoing national political conventions.