Highlights

Carsey 2017 

In 2017, Carsey brought renowned speakers and faculty to New Hampshire and passionate students to Washington, DC. We did research on the challenges facing vulnerable families and convened dialogue between police and the communities they serve. We grew our academic offerings,partnered with the Federal Reserve, ran contests, and won awards. Our publications were more widely read than ever before and our public events better attended. We have more students than we’ve ever had.

Landmarks for our educational programs included the UNH Master of Public Administration program moving to the Carsey School from the College of Liberal Arts and a fantastic week in our nation’s capital for our Master in Public Policy students. Our Community Development graduate students completed community-changing capstone projects around the globe.

Carsey faculty conducted research on child poverty, demographics, behavioral health, impact finance, and more. As ever, we brought objective, rigorous analysis to complex topics, providing policy makers and the public with the information needed to advance good public policy.

Not only were we an agent for informed and respectful public discourse, we won a “Civvy” award for it! We also convened expert dialogue on important issues, as we did with the 17th Financial Innovations Roundtable hosted with the Federal Reserve. As part of our collaboration with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise ran its fifth annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge, inspiring students and community members to develop great ideas for socially innovative businesses. Our on-campus events included a review of President Trump’s first 100 days in office and a conversation with the communications director for Reddit.

All in all, we had a full and impactful year at the Carsey School of Public Policy. For more on all our programs and offerings, please visit our website. 

Winter

 

iMAGE OF FEDERAL RESERVE BANKCONFERENCE WITH THE FEDERAL RESERVE

Center for Impact Finance Director Michael Swack convened the 17th Financial Innovations Roundtable in Charlotte, North Carolina. This annual meeting, hosted with the Federal Reserve, convenes community development organizations, financial institutions, government agencies, charitable organizations, and business associations to address access to capital for low- and moderate-income consumers and communities. The focus this year was on “Donor Advised Funds as Investors in US Community Development.”
 

iMAGE OF STUDENT IN AFRICA
CLEAN WATER BUSINESS IN AFRICA

Carsey MPP student Ilona Drew traveled to East Africa with the Social Sector Franchise Initiative (SSFI) to study Jibu, an innovative retail clean water company. SSFI is an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, a joint project of Carsey and the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics.

 

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FAMILIES IN TRANSITION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Carsey Evaluation Program worked with Families in Transition and Well Sense to design the evaluation of an innovative New Hampshire pilot project serving homeless adults and families.

 
 
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NH PAID FAMILY LEAVE LEGISLATION

Family Demographer Kristin Smith’s study of paid family and medical leave insurance in New Hampshire was instrumental in the design of legislation advanced in the state’s House of Representatives.