School of Public and International Affairs

Jul 1, 2017 | News and Observer

NC General Assembly’s Session Dominated By Faceoff With Cooper

The 2017 regular session of the N.C. General Assembly was dominated by vetoes, veto overrides and court hearings in lawsuits Gov. Roy Cooper brought to fight legislative attempts to dilute his powers. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Jun 26, 2017 | NC State News

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.

Jun 23, 2017 | Chief Investment Officer

Report: Pensions Use Accounting Tricks to Keep Up Appearances

Pension administrators are making their plan’s financial condition look better than it really is by perpetually putting off payments, according to a new report out of NC State. Jeff Diebold, an assistant professor of public policy, is lead author of the report.

Jun 21, 2017 | Charlotte Observer

Here’s Who’s Coming Between You And a Sunday Morning Mimosa – And Why

Andy Taylor, a professor of political science at NC State University, said the "brunch bill" before the NC legislature has pitted different interests against each other. Restaurants, manufacturers, the tourism industry and urban areas have generally supported the bill out of economic interests, but socially conservative and religious groups have opposed it.

May 10, 2017

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates

Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.

May 6, 2017 | The News and Observer

NCSU Professor Leading Effort to Stop Nuclear Weapons

Bill Boettcher, associate professor of political science at N.C. State, has worked with the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities to create an interdisciplinary program between political science and nuclear engineering students.

May 2, 2017

College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.

Apr 28, 2017 | DELTA News

‘Making Online Learning the Best It Can Be’

Since her online teaching journey began in 2003, NC State professor Amanda Edwards has learned a great deal about what students want and expect from both online and face-to-face courses. In addition to being a teaching associate professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs, Edwards directs the Leadership in the Public Sector online bachelor’s degree program.

Apr 21, 2017 | NC State News

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.

Apr 21, 2017 | Slate

The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date

The chronic challenge with biotechnology regulation is that it can’t keep up with the fast pace of innovation. Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of public and international affairs and co-director of NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, featured.