The overarching purpose of the School of Public and International Affairs is to fuse research with teaching. In the process, through internships and other experiential learning, we are preparing the next generation of problem solvers.
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. Vogel studies the production of knowledge on technical security policy issues, such as bioweapons, and how that process affects assessments and policy decisions.
Alum Makes His Mark in Sports, Fashion and Pop Culture Branding
During his days as a student at NC State, Patrick Joyce (Poli Sci '98) spent hours under the guidance of track coach Rollie Geiger, learning lessons on running, leadership and life. He continues to apply those lessons as director of licensing and brand development for IMG, which represents some of the world’s biggest sports figures, fashion icons, companies and events.
Outstanding Student Builds Impressive Resume, Here and Abroad
Andriy Shymonyak is an accomplished NC State political science and history double major. The Park Scholar and University Honors Program member has earned several awards and scholarships – including being named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Through his deep exploration of Ukrainian politics, history, and how they relate to eastern and central Europe, he has also built an impressive resume as an undergraduate, both here and abroad.
Two Fulbright Faculty Land in Slovak Republic
Two Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members received Fulbright scholar awards to teach and study in Slovakia. 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. Sixty miles away, Bob Kochersberger (English) is teaching journalism at the University of Constantine the Philosopher.
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Sep 22, 2016
Political Science Student Participates in College Debate 2016
Harrison Preddy, a political science major at NC State, recently participated in College Debate 2016. The program identifies youth issues and inspires young voters to engage in the presidential election. After months of debates, College Debate 2016 achieved its goal of developing questions for moderators to ask at the presidential debates.
Sep 16, 2016
Kuzma: A Missed Opportunity for U.S. Biotechnology Regulation
In a new Policy Forum article in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology, such as the situation with the mosquito.
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.