Evans School News - June 2017 Volume 1
Doctoral student Emmi Obara selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Evans School doctoral student, Emmi Obara, has been selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Obara’s research will be looking into prison and criminal justice policies using 15 years of data from the Bureau of Justice Statistic’s National Corrections Reporting Program data. Obara will be examining trends of repeated releases and recidivism in the light of changes to sentencing policy. Professor Scott Allard is the advisor on this project.

Putin's Diplomatic Poker Game

“Putin has a weak hand,” said Jill Dougherty. “But he knows how to play the game.” 

Dougherty, the former Moscow CNN Bureau Chief and current Evans School visiting distinguished practitioner, spoke to a full house at Town Hall Seattle. Her talk focused on President Putin’s diplomatic moves and his general operation style while giving historical context about the Russian leader’s background.

“Putin entices his opponents and then counters them,” Dougherty said. “Like in Judo.”

She talked about the last United States presidential election and described...

Evans School News - May 2017 Volume 1
Anchoring and the cost of municipal capital

Professor Marlowe explains municipal capital and how local governments should be making investment decisions based on good data and analysis.


Technology for Global Good

In the face of rapid technological change in computing, biotech, logistics, and communications, how can policy makers, nonprofits, and governments use technology to solve our greatest challenges? What role should the private sector play? What goals should we collectively be striving towards? How do we address extreme poverty, climate change, or inequality?

Wismar Medina, Microsoft’s Industry Lead for Local and Regional Government, presented a talk for our annual Dael L. Wolfe Lecture series about the roles of technology and government to serve the public good. 

April 21-22, 2017 University of Washington Seattle Campus

April 21-22, 2017 Parrington Hall, UW Seattle Campus

The 14th Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference is hosted by the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

The suburbanization of poverty

Evans School Professor Scott Allard is taking the traditional understanding of poverty as a mostly urban issue, and expanding it.

“Poverty is a problem for all communities,” said Allard. “Where resources are generated and directed need to be informed by first acknowledging that poverty affects urban, rural, and suburban areas.”

Allard sits at his desk in Parrington Hall, surrounded by packed bookshelves, looking over the final touches to his upcoming book Places in Need. Coming out later this year, it deals with the suburbanization of poverty, where it came from, and how to...

The Nancy Bell Evans Center gets centered

The Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (NBEC) is a research hub for nonprofits and philanthropic thought, housed at the Evans School. This past summer the Center brought on new leadership as Evans School alumna Erica Mills (MPA ‘01) and Professor Mary Kay Gugerty took over the reins.

Mills, as Director, and Gugerty, as Faculty Director, bring together the best of both practitioner experience and academic expertise. Mills has taught at the Evans School for years and brings decades of experience as a leader in the Seattle nonprofit community as founder and CEO of...

Classes offered in the winter

This winter, in addition to the Evans School core curriculum and wide array of elective courses, we are excited to announce two new classes.

We launched a new undergraduate class. The Evans School’s dedication to preparing the next generation of public service leaders is stronger than ever—this time, we are just starting a little earlier.

Intro to Public Policy & Governance is an introduction to the field of policy analysis, governance, and public service that teaches students how to analyze and evaluate policy and actions, as well as how individuals organize for common...