As the 2016 North Carolina governor’s race remains too close to call, Chris Cooper, professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, has conducted research on the subject of provisional ballots, which may determine the eventual winner of the election.
The Western Carolina University Political Debate Series will conclude Thursday, Oct. 27, with the third and final event of the 2016 election season, a session featuring candidates in the N.C. Senate District 50 race.
Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs are seeking questions from Western North Carolina voters to be asked during a series of debates in September and October.
Rebecca Scott, a community planner with regional knowledge and experience, is the new director of the WCU’s Local Government Training Program. She also will serve as assistant director of the university's Public Policy Institute.
In honor of Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Public Policy Institute, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, and the Pre-Law Club will host an educational panel at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Multipurpose Room titled “The Constitution in Everyday Life.”
The Global Spotlight Series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs wraps up this semester with a Monday, April 13, panel featuring four presentations themed “Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Rapprochement and Middle East Peace.”
Western Carolina University undergraduate students have until Friday, March 27, to enter their essays in a contest being held in conjunction with the upcoming interdisciplinary symposium “North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present and Future.”