Nancy Bell Evans Center faculty showcase research at ARNOVA

The Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (NBEC) was established in 2004 and is named for Nancy Bell Evans, who has served as a leader in the public and nonprofit sectors for more than 30 years. NBEC is housed at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

Nancy Bell Evans Center faculty and affiliates presented papers and participated in four panels at the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference held in November....

2016 Fellowship Dinner and Campaign Launch

Together, for the future of public service leadership

At the Fellowship Dinner & Campaign Launch more than 300 incredible supporters collectively raised more than $450,000 for Evans School student fellowships—and the difference this will make in the lives of our students is transformational.

Collectively we are investing in the next generation of public servants so that more public leaders will serve in the footsteps of James Bush, Brian Chung, Erin Kahn, Governor Dan and Nancy Evans, and the Honorable Norman B. Rice. Evans School student fellowships assure...

The 2016 Election: What happened? Why did it happen? What does it mean?

Chris Vance, a teaching associate at the Evans School, and Christian Sinderman, political consultant, reviewed the results of the state and federal election with a bipartisan insider’s perspective.

The forum was part of Vance’s Evans School class, “Campaign Management and Political Communications.”

The 2016 Election.pptx

PUBPOL 201: Intro to Public Policy & Governance New Undergraduate Class

This introduction to the field of policy analysis, governance, and public service teaches students how to analyze and evaluate policy and actions, as well as how individuals organize for common purposes.

Congratulations to General Chiarelli (MPA '80)

This graphic was made from an excerpt of the article entitled "2016 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Gen Peter Chiarellia, MPA '80, U.S. Army" that appears in Columns magazine.

University of Washington W Unprecedented Accomplishments

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance has built a reputation as one of the best public policy schools in the nation—and this year we are proving it again.

Our cohort of MPA students is larger than ever before and interest in the 2017 academic year is already higher than expected. Our Executive Master of Public Administration, the 18-month accelerated program for midcareer professionals, is at capacity. We have...
The New Restitution: How Debt, Taxation, and Punishment are Transforming Restorative Aims in Criminal Justice

“Is debt itself a form of punishment?” Karin Martin Ph.D. asked. She paused and let the question hang in the air. “It seems so.”

Dr. Martin gave a well-received talk as a part of the Evans School’s Research Seminar Series highlighting her new research project called “The New Restitution: How Debt, Taxation, and Punishment are Transforming Restorative Aims in Criminal Justice.”

Martin is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley for 2016 on leave from John Jay...

Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government

With standing-room only, students, faculty, and community members packed into the Evans School’s Remak Commons to hear Dr. Susan T. Gooden give a talk in the Evans School’s first research seminar of the 2016-17 school year.

Gooden’s talk was titled “Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government” after her recent book of the same title.

Gooden kicked off the seminar by reflecting on how the University of Washington has already shown a strong, institutional commitment to improving racial and social justice.

“I think you have...

A Sampling of Fellowship Awardees

Fellowships are a meaningful way for donors to support the future of public service, and many Evans School students rely on these financial awards to afford the top level education that the Evans School provides. In this edition of The Memo, we wanted to share snippits of the thank you messages students sent to generous donors who make these fellowships possible.

Christopher Drobnicki: Joan Goldblatt Endowed Fellowship

“As a recipient of the Joan Goldblatt Endowed Fellowship, I wanted you to know how appreciative I am of the financial...

Evans School Alumni Put Our Mission Into Motion

Amid the rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election, decision-making based on analytic rigor sometimes appears to be in short supply—and that’s where the Evans School’s mission to improve the quality of public service becomes critically important.

Through the tremendous local, national, and global impact of our alumni community, the Evans School is front and center when it comes to bringing evidence-based decisions into the sometimes turbulent waters of political decisions....