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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.


Tent City Impact: Homelessness

"Homelessness has been on the rise," said Professor Rachel Fyall in a recent interview with KTVU. "Over the past few years the homeless rates have been increasing in a disturbing fashion."

In fact, according to the One Night Count spot check on people without homes in Seattle, the increase from 2014 to 2016 was a troubling 44 percent.

Elected officials are trying different interventions to address the problem – from declaring a state of...

Recent Grads; New Alums

In 2016, 183 new graduates joined our growing and impressive network of Evans School alumni. As with previous cohorts, the class of 2016 has hit the career ground running, with many graduates accepting positions in sectors ranging from private company environmental stewardship to public departments of transportation and beyond. In this issue of The Memo, we’d like to introduce you to just a few of your new fellow alums. Meet more Evans School alumni by joining our LinkedIn community.

Alumni Impact: CTC
Alumni of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance Power Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges System

In 1915, 42 students enrolled in a one-year junior college program on the top floor of Everett High School, unknowingly launching Washington’s community and technical college system.  Today, this system is regarded as one of the strongest in the United States. It includes 34 colleges around the state serving more than 385,000 students every year – that’s almost six of every 10 full-...

Paying a Premium - Sharon Kioko, Research Seminar Series

On May 11, Evans School Associate Professor Sharon Kioko discussed her research on the “Impact of Bankruptcy Eligibility Requirements and Statutory Liens on Borrowing Costs” as part of the Evans School Research Seminar Series. Kioko said her inspiration for the working paper, which covers all 50 U.S. states’ fiscal rules for municipalities, came from a 2010 episode of “60 Minutes”.

“The show said there was a defaults...

Evans School Ph.D. Program Celebrates 10 Years

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management program at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance – the first such doctoral program in Washington state. Since 2006, we have increased the size of our entering classes, added a certificate program, and graduated numerous award-winning policy and management scholars whose professional placements at research universities and nonprofit and governmental organizations worldwide reflect the diversity of research interests in the school.

Evans School Ph.D students receive training in...