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May 31, 2019

Politicians Walk the Walk, When It Comes to Financial Investments

Study of Congress finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks. 

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Jan 24, 2019

Maternal Instincts Don’t Explain the Gender Gap on GM Foods

Why are women more skeptical about GM foods? 

Nov 26, 2018

Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana. 

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Oct 31, 2018

Political Science Experts Offer Insights on National, NC Elections

Experts from North Carolina State University can offer insight into this year’s elections, as well as what outcomes may mean for policy issues both nationally and in North Carolina. 

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Jun 25, 2018

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections. 

Jan 25, 2017

Foreign Affairs Expert Offers Insight On Impact of U.S. Withdrawal From TPP

Reporters interested in learning more about what the TPP withdrawal may mean for international trade or U.S. foreign policy in Asia can contact Jessica C. Liao. 

Nov 9, 2016

Breaking Down the 2016 Election

Want a better understanding of just what happened during the 2016 election cycle? Join NC State political science experts at two events this week to discuss and analyze Donald Trump's win over Hillary Clinton and other significant outcomes from one of the most compelling elections in U.S. history. 

Oct 19, 2016

NC State Experts Offer Insight On Key Election Issues

Experts from NC State can offer insight into key issues facing the presidential contenders, including North Carolina voters, race, national security, foreign policy, federal tax plans and the economy. 

Oct 12, 2016

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Both School Diversity And Neighborhood Schools

In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. 

Feb 18, 2016

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 from North Carolina State University 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. 

Feb 15, 2016

Sci and Spy: Studying Collaboration Between the Research and Intelligence Communities

When NC State and the NSA created the joint Laboratory for Analytical Sciences, they soon discovered that a funny thing happens when academic researchers collaborate with the intelligence community: they feel like they’re being spied on. 

Sep 16, 2015

NC State Experts on Issues Facing GOP, Dem Presidential Contenders

Experts from North Carolina State University can offer insight into key issues facing Republican and Democrat contenders in the presidential primaries, including national security, foreign policy, federal tax plans and the economy. 

Aug 27, 2015

Prof Briefs UN Security Council

NC State political science professor Mark Nance briefs the UN Security Council on weapons proliferation. 

May 21, 2015

Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election

Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students. 

Apr 8, 2015

In Memoriam: William Block

NC State mourns the passing of retired political science professor William Block, who died last month in Raleigh. Block established the MPA program and chaired the Faculty Senate in his 27-year career at NC State.