Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cross-Border Collaboration

NKA member Jane Riley sent this report of a recent NKA class:
Idaho State University is doing some really interesting research studies. We learned about one of those studies in the NKA political science class, "Cross-Border Collaboration," held February 15, 2012.  Cross-border collaboration not only refers to issues between countries, but also between groups that have similar emotional ties.
Donna Lybecker, Associate Professor of Political Science (pictured above) shared the results of the research done by students in ISU's Political Science Department. They conducted surveys at ISU and throughout the United States to determined the best manner in which to influence a group through different communication styles. Their results were surprising not only to Dr. Lybecker, but to the members of our class.