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College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs


Boise State University’s School of Public Service will launch Fall 2015.

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.

Educating students for engaged citizenship.

Addressing local problems from a global perspective.

Learning from our past to inform our future.


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Upcoming Events

November 6, 2014 at 9:30 am
Student Union Hatch Ballroom
More info coming soon.
November 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Boise State Student Union - Bishop Barnwell Room
Politics and Policy Brownbag featuring Nils Moe (Urban Sustainability Directors Network) - "Connecting People, Fostering Innovation: Developing and Scaling Urban Sustainability Policy"
November 10, 2014 at 8:00 am
In an effort to bring international affairs, campus awareness and community
involvement together, we created the One Sky International Awareness Event at
Boise State University.

This year we will be featuring the documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” and selling handmade goods made by
local refugees from Artisans 4 Hope.

Nov. 10
Artisans 4 Hope Table
Film “Half the Sky” 5:00pm

Nov. 11
Artisans 4 Hope Table

Artisans 4 Hope Table
Refugee Speakers

Nov. 13
Artisans 4 Hope Table

Artisans 4 Hope Table
Involvement Booths: Circle of Sisterhood, Artisans 4 Hope
Tasting Table

Event is sponsored by the Panhellenic Council, Dept. of Public Policy and Administration,
Gender Studies and The Women’s Center.
For more information on Half the Sky, visit

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