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Institute for Emerging Issues

Mar 7, 2024

Emerging Issues Forum Explores Financial Resilience for NC Families

IEI held the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum on the topic of household financial resilience on Feb. 13 in Raleigh. Nearly 400 attendees from across the state gathered to examine and discuss how NC families can withstand and recover from economic challenges. 

Sarah Langer Hall

Dec 22, 2022

Sarah Langer Hall Named Director of NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues

Sarah Langer Hall has been named director of NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues, effective January 1, 2023. 

Boney on stage with Sesame Street character Elmo.

Apr 27, 2022

Retiring From ‘Dream Job,’ Boney Eyes Future

After reimagining the Emerging Issues Forum and leading NC State's outreach and engagement efforts, Leslie Boney contemplates a retirement crowded with possibilities. 

Gov. Hunt at the podium at the Emerging Issues Forum.

Feb 11, 2021

Virtually Essential: Emerging Issues Forum at 35

NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues prepares to host its 35th annual forum, a four-day, all-virtual event that will conclude the six-part series called Reconnect NC. What started as a request from Chancellor Bruce Poulton to Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. is now a full university-hosted institute on Centennial Campus. 

Feb 7, 2019

Rural and Urban Forum Comes to Raleigh

The Institute for Emerging Issues presents a ReCONNECTNC forum on Feb. 11 that focuses on bridging the widening gap between rural and urban communities. 

Jul 13, 2017

Get to Know: Institute for Emerging Issues

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State brings together individuals and groups to pursue solutions to North Carolina’s challenges and strengthen the state’s future competitiveness. 

NC State University sign on metal gateway.

Dec 14, 2016

EIF to Focus on ‘Kidonomics’

The two-year focus of the 2017-18 Emerging Issues Forum will be Kidonomics: The Economics of Early Childhood Investment, examining the connections between early childhood investments, North Carolina’s economy and the development of a well-trained workforce. 

Oct 25, 2016

Boney Named Director for Institute for Emerging Issues

Leslie Boney, III, vice president of international, community and economic engagement for the University of North Carolina system, has been named director of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI), effective January 1, 2017.