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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nonprofit Executive Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought
Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature.
Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts
Doctoral student Sherrie Godette investigated government intervention into food deserts — low-income population areas where residents have limited access to grocery stores. We asked her about her research and what it tells us about the state of food access.
Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy
The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research led by NC State's School of Public and International Affairs argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions — and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen.
Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.