Tallahassee should not boost minimum wage quicker than state mandate

This post first appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat. The consequences for local governments from implementing Florida’s constitutionally mandated $15 minimum wage are now being felt at the local levels. But if the budgetary direction and logic unfolding in Tallahassee is any indication, Florida taxpayers are on a rough road. The constitutional amendment requires local governments…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Economic Globalization and Within-Country Income Inequality

Economic globalization is an opportunity to exchange culture, resources, and wealth, while other disciplines see it as an exchange of self and even an exchange of order. Additionally, economic globalization can be perceived as a “zero-sum game,” with only winners and losers. The primary debate surrounding this topic is that economic globalization will increase a…

The Four Pillars To Winning The Campus Culture Wars

This post first appeared on Townhall Finance. Perhaps no issue is causing more consternation among conservatives than the so-called culture wars on college campuses. Fear that liberals and progressives are indoctrinating their kids has fueled state legislation, redirected the educational futures of their children, and driven alumni to limit their giving to institutions of higher…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Rowan from Public Health

What is your name?Dr. Alan Rowan. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am an Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Social Science and Public Policy/Public Health at Florida State University. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: The Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court: The Role of Language in Promoting a More Accessible International Criminal Justice System

In the last century, French and English became entrenched as the two working languages of international law. Since that time, we have witnessed the rapid development and integration of Asian nations into international systems and the adoption of English as the sole universal language in other fields. This article carries out a cost-benefit analysis concerning…

Talking to Teachers: Interview with Award Winning Teacher Dr. Na’ama Nagar

Associate Dean Deana Rohlinger talks with Dr. Na’ama Nagar, teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science and the International Affairs program. Nagar received a 2021 College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Teaching Award. In this interview, Dr. Nagar talks how she challenges her students to think critically about Middle East politics and talks…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Doan from Urban and Regional Planning

What is your name?Dr. Petra Doan. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am a professor and PhD Director in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become an…