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Professor Brigitte Seim co-publishes Varieties of Democracy: Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change

July 30, 2019

Professor Seim and her collaborators introduce new, measurable concepts of democracy and many political institutions in this ambitious, data-rich project.


Nine Public Policy students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

July 24, 2019

Congratulations to Aditi Adhikari, Melissa Delaney Bard, William Colter Hall, Ying He, Becca Grace Heilman, Katherine Ann Kelker, Jacqueline Litynski, Anwesha Nandi, and Mollie Anna Pepper!


Public Policy major Allie Omens wins Three Zeros Student Leadership Award

July 20, 2019

Allie focuses on waste reduction policy and is currently completing an Honors Thesis in Public Policy focused on surplus food redistribution in New York City.


Carolina Forum “Saving Democracy” on November 4, 5:30pm in Gerrard Hall

July 17, 2019

Jean Parvin Bordewich, through her work at the Hewlett Foundation, supports non-profits such as the Millennial Action Project to strengthen democracy in the U.S. with a particular focus on Congress.


PhD students and Professor Feldman publish article and op-ed

July 16, 2019

Scott Langford, Allison Lowe Reed, and Adams Nager—along with their advisor, Professor Maryann Feldman–examine the nature of place and how the ongoing Amazon HQ2 contest was a powerful example of intra-regional competition in the technology industry with “Catching the whale: A comparison of place promotion strategies through the lens of Amazon HQ2” in Geography Compass.


Professor Cassandra Davis discusses her Research on the Impacts of Hurricanes on Schools.

July 12, 2019

Through her NSF grant, Professor Davis looked at the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Matthew in NC and will discuss her findings at the Odum Institute’s speaker series highlighting the interdisciplinary impacts of social science research on September 27 at noon in Toy Lounge (Dey Hall).


Professor Doug MacKay and a former student publish in The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

July 11, 2019

Professor MacKay and Samuel Fitz examine whether geographic disparities in access to donated livers are always unfair. The research was made possible by the Duncan MacRae Jr. Mentored Research Assistant Grant. Read more.


Professor Brigitte Seim’s Digital Society Project makes an impact

July 10, 2019

Professor Seim and colleagues started the project with the goal of analyzing the complex effects of Internet and social media on the different layers of society. A recent change in policy in Taiwan cited the project as a primary reason for the policy change.


2019 Lambeth Lecture

July 9, 2019

President of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels will deliver the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy “How Much ‘Higher’ is Higher Education?” on September 24 at 5pm in Moeser Auditorium (Hill Hall).


UNC Public Policy Welcome Back Reception | Thursday, August 22nd from 4:00-6:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor

July 6, 2019

UNC Public Policy and the Public Policy Majors Union will host a reception to celebrate the start of a new academic year. Stop by anytime to meet public policy majors and faculty. All students are welcome! Kindly click on “Read More” to RSVP.


Professor Doug Lauen participates in the education-themedNC Leadership Forum

July 3, 2019

Professor Lauen discussed his work on charter schools and segregation at a meeting of the forum, hosted by High Point University.


Public Policy graduating senior forged her path for success

May 6, 2019

Carolina Covenant Scholar Randi Thompson says “If you are willing to work hard and make sacrifices, you can overcome the barriers to coming to college.”


2019 Distinguished Commencement Speaker Announced

May 4, 2019

Calyssa Zellars, UNC Public Policy alumna and attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, named commencement speaker.


Public Policy major Gabby Hubert awarded Burch Fellowship

March 29, 2019

Gabby will travel to Yangon, Myanmar for two and a half months to work at the Asia Foundation.


Professors Rebecca Kreitzer and Candis Watts Smith and graduate student Feiya Suo win award from Midwest Political Science Association

March 25, 2019

Their work, “The Dynamics of Racial Resentment Across the 50 U.S. States,” was chosen as a co-winner of the award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics.