Internships from Local to Global

Throughout the year, Evans School MPA students make a real impact as interns. This summer, current MPA students interned at an array of organizations, from the Cheetah Conservation Fund headquartered in Namibia and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the United Nations Office of Human Rights in Geneva to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Puget Sound. The impact of our students is both local and global.

40% of internships are unpaid or low pay. Students want to take them because the internship aligns with their passion, can be a great conduit for...

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Impact: Coast to Coast

When Justin Marlowe published a “Guide to Financial Literacy” in 2014 to serve as an extension of his bi-monthly columns in Governing magazine, the Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance harbored modest aims. He thought it might find an audience among state and local officials. But Marlowe and the magazine’s publisher, Mark Funkhouser, did not...

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Our innovative 18-month accelerated EMPA program combines theory with practice. These are real lessons with real-world applications. Sign up for an in-person or online admissions event.

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 students...
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Professor David Suarez The Future of World Society Theory 2016

David Suarez hosted a conference called "The Future of World Society Theory" on August 19 at Parrington 108. The one-day conference was attended by 60 sociologists who presented papers and research topics based on world society theory.

World society theory emerged in the 1980s from a community of scholars linked to Stanford University. With the success of the perspective, and the continual diaspora of Stanford graduates, a new generation of world society scholars are emerging and flourishing in many parts...

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Ben Brunjes Joins Faculty

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is pleased to announce Benjamin M. Brunjes’ appointment as assistant professor beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. The addition of Brunjes, who received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, bolsters the Evans School’s ninth-ranked Public Leadership, Management, & Decision-Making specialty area.

Professor Brunjes possesses a wealth of professional experience that aligns with the Evans...

The Minimum Wage Study

The Minimum Wage Study is a research effort dedicated to providing rigorous analysis of the impact of minimum wage ordinances in metropolitan regions and states.  We seek to provide insights that will be useful for policymakers and scholars. As more states and localities move forward with plans to raise the minimum wage, this research will infuse the debate with data on the effects on workers, households, employers, and the local economy.  We focus our analysis on the impacts of recently passed ordinances in Seattle and Chicago, as well as other areas.

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