Public schools. Police and fire services. Trash pickup. Water and sewer. Road construction and maintenance. Many of the services we associate with government—and which are basic to our everyday quality of life—are delivered at the local and state level. But state and local governments today are struggling to provide these critical services with far fewer […]
This year’s Ridenour Conference and High Table Celebration will address the central theme of “Faith in the System: Restoring Trust in Government in a Time of Complex Governing Challenges.” The two-day event will include a line-up of influential speakers and feature discussion panels led by faculty from the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA).
Do you trust the government and its institutions? According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans’ trust in their political leaders is at a historic low. However, at a time when conversations abound about fake news, potential foreign interference in U.S. elections, government hacking of private citizens’ personal information, confrontations fueled by outcries of discrimination that […]
New Course Partners with Hollins University and Roanoke Community Leaders to Offer Students of All Disciplines a Real-World Learning Experience
Collaboration between Virginia Tech and Hollins offers students new perspectives and real-world challenges
Dawn Cutler studies international conflict, security and refugee concerns in D.C. and Brussels through SPIA’s “Two Capitals, Two Masters” program.