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Graduate Award Announcement!

The Public Policy Program is delighted to announce that Dr. Eleonora Davalos has won the Graduate Dean's Dissertation Award for 2018! Her dissertation is entitled "Strategies, Incentives, and Decisions: Illicit Crop Control in Colombia."  The judges noted that her topic was rarely studied, her findings were surprising, and the work “adds a great deal to the discipline.”  UNC Charlotte... Graduate Award Announcement! Read more >>

Researcher Offers Insights As Legislation Considers Town Charter Schools

UNC Charlotte researcher Roslyn Mickelson is providing context for a debate about legislation to allow towns near Charlotte to create charter schools. She is drawing from her decades’ long research into segregation and re-segregation of schools and commenting in local and national media accounts. Those include: Researcher Offers Insights As Legislation Considers Town Charter Schools Read more >>

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Congratulations to Faith Butta - The 2018 winner of the Fidelity Investments Best Graduate Paper Award

On behalf of the North Carolina Political Science Association, it is my pleasure to congratulate you as the 2018 winner of the Fidelity Investments Best Graduate Paper Award for your paper titled “Life after the uniform: Women veterans and voter turnout in presidential elections” which you presented in Rock Hill, South Carolina, last March. The award will be presented during the 2018 conference... Congratulations to Faith Butta - The 2018 winner of the Fidelity Investments Best Graduate Paper Award Read more >>

Dr. Brandon and Cicily Hampton

Funded Positions to Study Public Policy

The Public Policy Program is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 PhD student cohort. Join our faculty and students who study a range of important policy issues in the areas of education, elections, social and economic inequality, health, governance, crime, security, justice, economic development, transportation, energy, urban and regional development. Faculty and students also study... Funded Positions to Study Public Policy Read more >>

Kristine Canales

Students Showcase Research at Conferences

Public Policy Ph.D. students were active researchers this past year, presenting their work at regional and national meetings on a wide range of topics. JoEllen Pope and Kristine Canales were invited to present their collaborative research “Recovering Public Opinions from Social Media Data in the Wake of Catastrophic Natural Disasters: Blame and Hurricane Sandy” at a focused multi-day conference-... Students Showcase Research at Conferences Read more >>