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.
Curiosity, Commitment Define Couple’s Marriage — and Their Philanthropy
Enthusiastic to share what they’ve learned with others, Charlie and Marty Coe have thrived as educators — Charlie as a public administration professor at NC State and Marty as a high school world history instructor. Now retired, the couple wants to ensure that other scholars have the appropriate resources to continue creating and sharing knowledge.
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.
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. As an undergraduate, she found her niche working with campus groups such as the Christian Mentoring Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Student Government, and the African American Cultural Center as an AYA Ambassador.
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diverse, Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, NC State researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments.
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Feb 16, 2017
SPIA Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Jessica Liao
The School of Public and International Affairs welcomes its newest faculty member, Dr. Jessica Liao! Professor Liao previously taught at George Washington University and was a visiting fellow at Monash […]
Feb 6, 2017
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 at the the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.
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.