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College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs


Boise State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs is the lead institution in the state of Idaho for providing education and scholarship in Public Affairs and Social Sciences. Browse our programs and departments, or discover how giving to SSPA can make a difference.

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Addressing local problems from a global perspective.

Learning from our past to inform our future.

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Vanessa Fry, Public Policy Research Center Project Coordinator and Public Policy and Administration PhD student, presented a paper at the Joint 2014 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Association for the [...]
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 from the Public Policy Research Center
Dr. Monica Hubbard, Public Policy Research Center post-doctoral research scientist, presented a paper at the 2014 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) held at Leibniz University in Hannover, [...]
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 from the Public Policy Research Center
The Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management, Boise State University (including the Public Policy Research Center) and APSA’s section on Presidents and Executive Politics are proud to sponsor a [...]
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 from the Public Policy Research Center
This spring Justin Vaughn, PPRC Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, hosted a lecture series supported by the Public Policy Research Center, and the Departments of [...]
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 from the Public Policy Research Center
Eric Lindquist, director of Boise State’s Public Policy Research Center and associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, presented a paper at the 2014 Norwich Conference on [...]
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 from Public Policy and Administration