School of Government's COVID-19 Webinar Attracts Nearly 2,000 Local Government Officials

March 23, 2020

School faculty members Diane Juffras, Jill Moore, Norma Houston, and Christopher McLaughlin hosted two two-hour live webinars on Wednesday, March 18 to address legal questions and share critical resources for North Carolina local governments combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, more than 1,800 county and municipal officials from 56 of North Carolina’s 100 counties tuned in to discuss how they can best help their communities during this time.

Sharing Stories for Impact

March 20, 2020

This story was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of Coates Connection, a publication of the School of Government.

Course Changes Related to COVID-19

March 9, 2020

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a team working diligently to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the safety and well-being of our community.  As we do with inclement weather or other emergency situations, the School is following the University’s lead and adjusting our in-person courses according to University programming guidelines.

Lead for North Carolina Hosts Winter Training on Diversity

February 20, 2020

On January 17-18, 2020, Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Fellows and representatives from their host governments convened in Chapel Hill for a winter training on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for our state’s local governments. The two-day event is part of LFNC’s ongoing efforts to provide training and growth opportunities for Fellows and jurisdictions participating in the program.

CAGC Presents “Build with the Best” Award to Norma Houston

February 18, 2020

The Carolinas Association of General Contractors (CAGC) awarded School faculty member Norma Houston with their Build with the Best award on January 25, 2020.

Four Faculty Members Appointed Bradshaw Professorships

February 4, 2020

In 2009, Richard and Judy Vinroot pledged a gift of $1 million to the School of Government in h

Norma M. Riccucci Set to Deliver 2020 Deil S. Wright Lecture

February 3, 2020

This event has been canceled. 

Norma M. Riccucci, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, will deliver the 2020 Deil S. Wright Lecturer at the UNC School of Government on Thursday, April 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. She will speak on “Preparing People of Color for 21st Century Jobs: Unfulfilled Promises and Lost Opportunities”

Explore Resources in Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 31, 2020

National Human Trafficking Prevention Month is coming to a close, but the work to combat and recognize the indicators of trafficking continues. In honor of this work, the School is spotlighting resources to inform North Carolina’s public officials of the strategies they can leverage to tackle human trafficking.

The following publications, initiatives, and programs across the state are leading the fight against trafficking: 


ncIMPACT Returns for Season 2 on UNC-TV

January 28, 2020

In partnership with UNC-TV and Civic Federal Credit Union, the ncIMPACT Initiative is excited to premiere the second season of ncIMPACT on Thursday, February 6, at 8 p.m.

Join the School of Government's Faculty

January 23, 2020

The School of Government is hiring!

Cite or Arrest? The School’s New Innovation Lab Will Research the Options

January 14, 2020

The Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL) at the UNC School of Government is pleased to announce the launch of The Citation Project in 2020. The project seeks to improve policing practices through implementation and rigorous evaluation of citation in lieu of arrest pilot programs across North Carolina.