Ashley Chaifetz, doctoral student at UNC Public Policy, received one of the Impact Awards from the Graduate School in recognition of the contributions she has made to North Carolina. Chaifetz investigated connections between food-insecure populations and foodborne illness risk, focusing on the food pantry supply chain and its standard operating procedures.
The Thai Embassy welcomed a group of students from the UNC Burch Field Research Seminar on Domestic and International Affairs, during their visit to Washington, D.C. The students learned about Thailand and the Thai- U.S. relations through a briefing by Minister Counselor Arjaree Sriratanaban.
UNC Public Policy and Honors Carolina: Knowledge, Skills & Experience in Washington, D.C.
The Burch Field Research Seminar on Domestic and International Affairs offers Carolina undergraduates a unique learning, living, and internship opportunity in our nation’s capital. The seminar offers students first-hand engagement with the actors and organizations that influence domestic and international affairs in Washington, D.C.
UNC Public Policy Professors Seek a Safer Way to Cook in Developing Countries
Smoke from burning fuels like wood and charcoal is the largest risk factor for disease and death in Rwanda, UNC Professors Handa and Jagger hope to change that with a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Handa and Jagger teamed up with public policy aluma Megan Strickland to assess Inyenyeri's work to lease energy-efficient cook stoves at an affordable cost. PhD student Ipsita Das will also assist the team in Rwanda.
UNC Public Policy Professor: Child Poverty in the U.S. is among the Worst in the Developed World
Dr. Ashu Handa is currently serving as the chief of social and economic policies for the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti. This office just produced the Innocenti Report Card 12, "Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries." The report shows that since 2008, 2.6 million more children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's most affluent countries.
UNC Public Policy Alumni Spotlight: Calyssa Lawyer '13, Challenge Detroit Fellow
UNC Publlic Policy alumna Calyssa Lawyer joined Challenge Detroit as a fellow in August of 2013, where she works for her host company, The Detroit Lions. Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow's leaders to live, work, play, and give in and around the greater Detroit area for one year. By uniting a group of innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers, Challenge Detroit takes a significant step towards energizing the city's creative and professional core.
Public Policy is an interdisciplinary social science major designed to provide students with the theoretical perspective, analytical skill, and substantive knowledge needed to respond to major domestic and international policy problems. A double major in Public Policy and a related social science or professional school is common.
The 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk, graduated from UNC in 1818. Think you could be the next Tar Heel president? You might want to consider a major in public policy, which provides students with theoretical perspective, analytical skill, and substantive knowledge needed to respond to major domestic and global policy problems.