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...

Evans School alums all around the world

The Evans School has spent this last year mapping our incredible community of more than 4,000 alumni, across 6 continents, 56 countries, 47 U.S. states, and 684 cities. We know the impact we make is real—but, since this is the Evans School, Dean Archibald challenged staff to gather data in order to understand this phenomenon. 

At the Evans School Fellowship Dinner this fall, Dean Archibald presented this project for the first time, revealing the local, national, and global scope of our alumni community—and the tremendous potential for even greater impact still to come. Today,...

A tent city at UW

In what may be a first for a public university, this winter the University of Washington is hosting a tent city on campus—and an Evans School alumna and an Evans School professor are key participants in the project.

This Winter Quarter Tent City 3 (TC3) calls the University of Washington’s Seattle campus home. The tent city is located in west campus, near Portage Bay. This will be the first time the UW has hosted an official tent city. It wouldn’t have happened without strong student efforts and some lessons from an Evans School education.

Sally Clark (MPA ‘04), Director of...