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Public & International Affairs presents the PIA Constitution!
A newsletter that is fun and informative and for everyone to check out and stay up to date with what is happening in the department. Take a look and stay up to date with us.

Dr. Brudney is not just building a better Wilmington...he is building a better world! In a collaboration with ARNOVA in Ghana, Africa, they focused on "Strengthening the Community of NGO Leaders and Scholars in West Africa." Visit this link to see photos: https://www.facebook.com/arnovafans

He has also been awarded the 2015 ARNOVA Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research , for Lifetime Achievement and Contribution to this field. Congratulations Dr. Brudney!

Dr. Jeffrey Brudney

CoastLine: Community Conversations Aim to Foster Understanding Between Police and Citizens
It was just last year that concerns around violence between law enforcement officers and, mostly, people of color coalesced into a series of community conversations.The intention: to foster understanding and to build trust.The conversations have gone through something of an evolution and are now formalized as aseries shaped by facilitators from the community and professors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

David Morrison

Congratulations, David Morrison, Graduate Student, MPA! Your
WE ARE UNCW profile has been published on the university’s website. Thank you for helping tell UNCW’s story, one Seahawk at a time.

Check out an article from Stars and Stripes on Michael Poggi, Graduate Student, CMR! He is currently a Master Sergeant in the Marines and a full-time graduate student. This article addresses how Michael is able to balance his life and how UNCW is preparing him for more opportunities.

CMR is in Star News for being military friendly. Check the article and if you know anyone who is current or former military, have them check out the CMR website!


Information about Internships

For additional information contact Dr. Daniel Masters

Giving Flight to Imagination

Pre-Law Information

For more information about Pre-Law at UNCW please look over Pre-Law Advice (PDF) and Pre-Law Minor 2014 Flyer (PDF).

For additional information contact Dr. Stephen Meinhold


Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research



Department of Public and International Affairs

Dr. Daniel Masters

Welcome to the Department of Public and International Affairs.  We are a department that is dedicated to teaching, research, service, and public engagement in the areas of politics and public administration in the local, state, national, and international arenas. In addition to a BA degree in political science, we offer Masters Degrees in Public Administration, Coastal and Ocean Policy, and Conflict Management and Resolution. We also offer a graduate certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution. We have minors in political science, public administration, international affairs, campaign management, non-profit, and pre-law. Our department is actively engaged in innovative teaching modes such as our Great Decisions Lecture Series in the area of international politics and our Quality Enhancement for Non-profit Organizations (QENO) program which connects faculty, students, and area non-profits to provide opportunities for student learning, faculty research, and administrative support. Look over our website and see the variety of exciting and interesting programs we offer.

Daniel Masters, PhD
Department Chair

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