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Conrad to Discuss Nuclear Security for Great Decisions

   February 23, 2017

Justin Conrad, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will present “Nuclear Security” as the fifth and final speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Charlotte Country Day School, a longtime partner in hosting UNC Charlotte’s annual Great...

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Dr. Jennifer Lawless lecture: Women and Political Ambition

   January 30, 2017

Have you considered running for political office? Are you interested in learning more about what motivates other women who do run? Join the conversation as Dr. Jennifer Lawless discusses “Why Women Don’t Run for Office and What Happens When They Do.” This free event is open to all students and will be followed by an informal meet and greet. Jennifer L.

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Courthouse Visit to see Justice in Action

   November 15, 2016

It was just another typically hectic day for district attorneys, defense lawyers and District Court Judges at the Mecklenburg County courthouse in uptown Charlotte. On October 20th, Adjunct Professor Carol Turowski escorted her Judicial Process students to various District Courts to get a birdseye view of justice in action. "A very iimpressive court building" noted one student. "How do you...

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UNC Charlotte Researcher Receives Honor

   November 11, 2016

For his international work in advancing public sector performance, UNC Charlotte researcher James Douglas has received the Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award. The Southeastern Conference for Public Administration presented him the award in October in Raleigh at its annual conference. The Boorsma Award honors a practitioner or academician who facilitates over many years the international exchange...

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Mock Trial Teams

   October 27, 2016

Two teams from UNC Charlotte competed in the Grand Strand Mock Trial Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University on October 15-16. The "A" team won third place in the tournament with a record of 6-2. Additionally, UNC Charlotte Political Science majors won 5 of the 12 individual awards. Senior Christopher Dong won Best Attorney, junior Bailey Russell won Best Witness, and...

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Model United Nations Offers Opportunities to Learn, Volunteer

   October 17, 2016

Students participating in UNC Charlotte's Model United Nations this fall are finding increased opportunities to compete nationally and internationally, as well as options for volunteering in the local community. They will be participating in three conferences this semester. The first is the 27th Annual Carolinas Conference hosted by our organization at UNC Charlotte, the second will be the...

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Students Gain Skills with N.C. Student Legislature

   September 2, 2016

UNC Charlotte students are learning research and debate skills through their participation in the North Carolina Student Legislature. Students participate in a model General Assembly and gain valuable insight into how the state engages in policymaking. They also learn to express their own beliefs and ideas with confidence.....

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Lab Makes Linkages Through Research

   September 2, 2016

As Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, people worldwide converged around TVs to witness the devastation of an iconic city and government's response to the storm. This catastrophic, list-altering event served as a pivotal point in researcher Cherie Maestas' work. She has applied her research in the creation of her experimental lab POLS-LABat UNC Charlotte....

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Students Learn About Election Process at National Conventions

   September 2, 2016

Five UNC Charlotte students attended the two presidential nominating conventions this summer - one as an elected delegate and four through an academic program with The Washington Center. Four of the students are pursuing majors or minors in the College of Liberal Arts...

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MPA Program Builds Support, Wins Recognition

   September 2, 2016

The Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration has earned national recognition, including being named the nation's second-best value MPA degree and ranking in the top 25% of public affairs programs by U.S. News...

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