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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.

Educating students for engaged citizenship.

Addressing local problems from a global perspective.

Learning from our past to inform our future.

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  • Winter Olympic Athletes to Participate in #SocialinSochi April 15, 2014
    U.S. Olympic bobsledder Nick Cunningham, downhill skier Erik Fisher and biathlete Sara Studebaker have been confirmed as guests for CommCon 2014’s keynote event, #SocialinSochi, on Thursday, May 1. The event features 2014 Winter Olympians with Idaho ties discussing the role …
  • Lynn Lubamersky April 15, 2014
    Lynn Lubamersky, a professor in the Department of History at Boise State University, talked about Russia and the crisis in Crimea on a show presented by University Television Productions (UTP). UTP is a media production unit of the Department of …

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