College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

FSU hosts “Father of Environmental Justice”

Robert Bullard, a noted scholar and author, often described as “The Father of Environmental Justice,” visited Florida State University Wednesday, March 6, to discuss environmental justice issues taking place around the world. Bullard, a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, first participated in a panel discussion with the faculty […]

FSU World Affairs team enjoys conference success

The Florida State University World Affairs Program, a student-run organization that competes in crisis simulations and Model United Nations competitions across the country, is celebrating two major wins as it prepares for another competition this weekend. The World Affairs Program team is now headed to the University of California Berkeley Model United Nations Conference,  an international […]

FSU research finds religious involvement impacts women’s body mass

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement. The findings, by Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and recent FSU graduates Dawn Godbolt and Preeti Vaghela, were published in a […]

FSU Researcher: Unfair treatment by police linked to physiological impacts among black men

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally. In a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, FSU researchers found a strong link […]

Policy Pub to dissect midterm elections

Now that the midterm elections are over, the final Policy Pub of the Fall 2018 series will look at what’s in store for the nation going forward. The popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents Assistant Professor of Political Science Douglas Ahler to […]

From politician to president: Annual Cresse Lecture features FSU President John Thrasher

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy featured FSU President John Thrasher at this year’s Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 25. The lecture series, in its 10th year, hosts distinguished speakers on a variety of topics that focus on ethics in government and honors the memory […]

FSU researchers find low resilience puts men at risk for depression

Men who lack resilience are exponentially more vulnerable to becoming severely depressed after their spouse dies, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers. Brittany King, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, along with Assistant Professor Dawn Carr and Associate Professor Miles Taylor, examined the symptoms of depression in older men […]

Annual Cresse Lecture to feature FSU President John Thrasher

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy will feature FSU President John Thrasher at this year’s Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series. Thrasher, a former Florida legislator, will deliver the lecture “From Politician to President: Politics, Public Policy and Higher Education.” He will discuss his experiences in both fields […]

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy names 2018 distinguished alumnus

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has named Eric Reading, executive vice president of Chemonics International, as its distinguished alumnus for 2018. His academic career at FSU is a great testimonial to the global focus and multidisciplinary approach of the college’s programs. Reading earned his bachelor’s degree in 1992 and […]

Policy Pub Fall 2018: Aging, consolidating, voting in the spotlight

Policy Pub, the popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this fall. Faculty from the college will present brief talks on aging, government consolidation and the November midterm elections, followed by questions and discussion from the public. The fall […]

Policy Pub examines how economic inequality affects retirees

The Florida State University Policy Pub series concludes its spring schedule with a presentation on economic inequality, particularly as it applies to retired people. David Rasmussen, dean emeritus of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the James H. Gapinski Professor of Economics, will present “The Long-Term Consequences of Economic Inequality.” After the […]

Policy Pub looks at water crisis: Can it happen here?

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Mich., where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed […]