School of Public and International Affairs

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The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date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

Apr 12, 2017 | NCSU Libraries

Simulating Migration Crises, Rogue Vessels, Ebola Outbreaks at the Libraries

“Winter Is Coming,” a two-day energy and security simulation training exercise for 50 Triangle-area university students interested in careers with intelligence agencies, recreated the kinds of situation rooms that a National Security Advisor runs in cases of a high-level security emergency—all in the safety of the Hunt Library’s visualization and collaboration spaces.

Apr 9, 2017 | The News and Observer

Roy Cooper’s First 100 Days: Promises, Lawsuits and Budget Proposals

NC State professor of political science Andy Taylor weighs in on Gov. Roy Cooper's progress thus far. While the governor is making progress, there are still hurdles in the way of the goals Cooper outlined in his campaign for education issues, taxes and HB2.

Apr 1, 2017 | Asheville Citizen-Times

Mark Meadows Has Taken Chances in Rapid Rise to Power

Political science professor Andrew Taylor weighs in on Mark Meadows' rise to power and the possible consequences for his career.

Mar 31, 2017 | The Christian Science Monitor

‘Bathroom Bill’ Repeal: North Carolina Seeks to Move on After Very Long Year

NC State political scientist Steve Greene talks about the state's identity in the wake of the repeal of HB2. Does the compromise bill go far enough to lure back companies concerned about discrimination?

Mar 27, 2017 | CBC Radio

Are we prepared for our gene altered future?

The impending genetic boom goes beyond CRISPR and could have very wide-reaching implications — from feeding billions, to curing disease, to improving animal welfare. Those are the upsides. They could also have dire unintended consequences, for human health or even by disrupting entire ecosystems. Jennifer Kuzma, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.

Mar 17, 2017 | MIT Technology Review

5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready For

A new report issued by the National Academy of Sciences says U.S. regulatory agencies need to prepare for new plants, animals and microbes that will hit the market in the next five to 10 years. “All these products have the potential to be beneficial, but the question is, how do they compare to the alternative?” says Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee that prepared the report.

Feb 25, 2017 | ABC Australia: Radio National

Governance of Gene Editing Technology

Jennifer Kuzma, professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, was interviewed on an ABC Australia science radio show. CRISPR-Cas 9 is a powerful gene editing tool that Kuzma believes should be discussed more openly.

Feb 24, 2017 | News and Observer

Op Ed: Repealing Johnson Amendment Could Reduce Charitable Donations

In this op ed, Rich Clerkin, director of NC State's Institute for Nonprofits, says recent discussions about repealing the Johnson Amendment intend to increase the abilities of charities to engage in the political process, such a change in federal law places their abilities to achieve their missions at risk.