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Ken Godwin (1944-2018)

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is sad to announce that Dr. Ken Godwin passed away on Sunday, April 15. From 2001 until he ended phased retirement in 2013, Dr. Godwin was the Marshall A. Rausch Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and over his career he published 12 books as well... Ken Godwin (1944-2018) Read more >>

Conrad to Talk 'U.S. Global Engagement and the Military'

Justin Conrad, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will discuss “U.S. Global Engagement and the Military” as the final speaker of the 2018 Great Decisions Lecture Series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Charlotte International House, 1817 Central Ave., No. 215. read more Conrad to Talk 'U.S. Global Engagement and the Military' Read more >>

Dr. Justin Conrad's paper wins award

Dr. Justin Conrad's paper, "Competition, Government Enforcement and Political Violence", presented at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in April 2017, has been chosen to receive the award for best paper on the topic of international relations. Dr. Conrad is an associate professor in the Political Science department. Dr. Justin Conrad's paper wins award Read more >>

New book: Gambling and War: Risk, Reward and Chance in International Conflict

Dr. Justin Conrad's new book, Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict, brings readers a war college course taught at a Las Vegas casino. To succeed in poker, it is not enough to simply anticipate the actions of other players and try to outsmart them. A successful player must also understand and appreciate the role of randomness. Additionally, players must confront... New book: Gambling and War: Risk, Reward and Chance in International Conflict Read more >>

Public Management Academy Launches With Full Contingent

In its commitment to grow the knowledge of regional public sector managers, UNC Charlotte’s Master of Public Administration Program launched the MPA Public Management Academy Professional Development Certificate program in spring 2017, with a full house of 35 participants from across the region. The fall 2017 offering also is full, as the Academy addresses the specific challenges public... Public Management Academy Launches With Full Contingent Read more >>