April Events 2021

April showers will bring… new graduates. We cannot wait to celebrate the class of 2021 next month, but for now we have more opportunities for professional development, learning about the DPP and community partnerships. Upcoming Events

February 1st: Racial Inequity: The Enduring Pandemic with Professor Susan T. Gooden

Join the UConn Department of Public Policy Alumni-Students-Faculty Race and Equity Dialogue for a discussion on racial inequity during the COVID pandemic. Monday, February 1, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00pm (live online) Optional pre-reading: Race & Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government, Ch. 1, 2 & 11 Register Here Susan Gooden, Dean, Wilder School of Public […]

Encore!Connecticut 2020 Graduation

On the beautiful Saturday morning of November 7 the 2020 Encore!Connecticut class and their friends and family met virtually to celebrate the conclusion of eight months of training and fellowships.  These twenty-seven corporate executives have taken their first steps to transitioning into the nonprofit sector. Dr. David Garvey welcomed everyone via zoom including graduates, fellowship […]

Recapping “Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic: Moving CT Ahead” with UConn DPP

During the month of October, stakeholders across Connecticut came together for a two-part virtual panel entitled “Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic – Moving CT Ahead”.  Panelists discussed the opportunities that COVID-19 has provided when it comes to public service delivery and addressing economic and social justice issues. The event was co-hosted by UConn’s Department of […]

Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline with GVP-RIG

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, UConn’s InCHIP Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Group (GVP-RIG) organized a panel on S. 4360: Counseling Not Criminalization Act. The panel entitled “Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline” featured a variety of speakers who gathered virtually in front of over three hundred participants. Below […]

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence

On June 25th, the Department of Public Policy (DPP) and the University of Cincinnati will be hosting a webinar from 5pm – 7pm entitled “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence”.  Modern anti-Black police violence predates the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. This present-day abuse […]