Raleigh, N.C. — The director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University was recognized Tuesday by the White House for her effort to increase civic participation in the state.
Anita Brown-Graham was named a “champion of change” by the Obama administration for her work with the institute, a public policy organization that launched in 1985 with the goal of engaging citizens in the political process to help solve problems, such as increasing the state’s economic competitiveness.
This year, the institute launched its Emerging Issues Commons, a physical space and online hub that serves as a “think-and-do tank” for citizens.
“I am extremely proud of the way the Emerging Issues Commons is already engaging North Carolina’s citizens,” Brown-Graham said in a statement. “And it is an honor for this work to be recognized by the White House.”