School of Public and International Affairs

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Feb 6, 2017 | NC State News

5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society. Join us for the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.

Jan 27, 2017 | WRAL News

Politicians Turn to Social Media: No Filter, No Follow-Ups

Social media can help leaders connect with constituents. It also allows them to put out their points unchallenged. In a well-functioning democracy, it is essential that public servants are responsive to the people, and the media in some cases, is the representative of the people. Steve Greene, political science, featured.

Jan 23, 2017

Spend a Day with the Dean

As a Humanities and Social Sciences student, you've got a busy schedule. Your dean, Jeff Braden, wants to learn what it’s like to be a student and also share what it’s like to be a dean. So step right up and enter the "Side by Side with the Dean" contest. Tell us why the dean should experience your day, and why you’d like to walk in his shoes.

Jan 18, 2017 | Bioscience Technology

A New Model Helps Policymakers Assess Emerging Synthetic Biology Technology

Researchers from NC State University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a model to assess emerging synthetic biology products, well before they are ready for the market, to determine what needs to be done to inform future policies. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured.

Jan 17, 2017 | Online and Distance Education News

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.

Jan 10, 2017 | WNCN

NC Lawmakers Return for Long Session: Is Cooperation Likely?

Cooperation isn't looking good between the Democratic and Republican parties as the legislators convene their long session. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Jan 9, 2017 | WRGB Albany

Golden Globes Attacks on Trump Test Limits of Celebrity Influence

Meryl Streep’s speech resonated with its Golden Globes audience, but probably had little influence over those who dislike Hollywood. An NC State political scientist has studied the impact of celebrity endorsements. Michael Cobb, political science, featured.

Jan 4, 2017 | PBS Newshour

What North Carolina’s Power-Stripping Laws Mean For New Gov. Roy Cooper

"Shifting some power away from the executive branch towards the legislative branch, when the legislature has power to do that, I think that’s reasonable,” said Steven Greene, a political science professor at NC State University. “What I don’t think is reasonable, and it’s a very bad precedent, is to do that right in the context where you’ve lost an election.”

Jan 3, 2017 | NC State Sustainability

Student Carlo Zanelli Leaves Sustainability Impact At Home, Abroad

Pursuing dual master's degrees in Economics and International Studies, Carlo Zanelli hopes to work in global development or as a foreign service officer after NC State. He's well on his way.