Public Policy Research & Education

Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its research, policy education, and civic engagement. The ideas and ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a touchstone for our faculty and students as we contribute to a more informed, healthy, equitable, peaceful and sustainable university, community, state, nation and planet. The school takes on pressing public issues with unbiased, accessible, and rigorous research; builds the policy and political problem-solving skills of its students; and brings people together for thoughtful dialogue and practical problem-solving. The school is a hub for work that spans its own faculty and staff, and faculty from across UNH and other institutions. The faculty boasts a national reputation and its work appears in leading journals. The school publishes policy-relevant briefs, offers three master's degree programs, and engages with experts, leaders, the media, and the public in the United States, New Hampshire, and around the world.


Global Conflict and Human Security (GCHS) Program Comes to the Carsey School

The Global Conflict and Human Security Master of Science program cultivates a deep understanding of the drivers of violent conflict and the myriad of challenges facing people in fragile states–from food scarcity to environmental degradation to terrorism. This online, transdisciplinary program has been at UNH-Manchester but, recognizing its synergies with existing Carsey School programs, it is now coming to the Carsey School. We look forward to sharing details about this exciting addition to our academic offerings in the days to come.

GCHS Program

The State We're In | Civic Health

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Upcoming Events


2023 Academic Convocation

The 2023 Academic Convocation, with the theme "High Impact Learning Experiences", will be held on Tuesday, September 26, in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building. The event feature ...

NH Listens Local Lunch Box: Hosting A Community Event

Join NH Listens for a 45-minute informative and interactive session aimed at sharing bite-sized tips and resources from our toolbox for community engagement and facilitation. This session Hosting ...

Master of Public Administration Info Session

Carolyn Arcand, program coordinator, and current student Matt Harris will discuss the unique online MPA program and how it can help advance the careers of those passionate about policy implementation.

Recent News

A photo of a vendor at the Exeter Farmers Market selling her items to a customer. New UNH research highlights New England consumers’ perspectives of farmers markets with the goal of identifying new strategies for making these and other alternative food markets more viable for farmers and food producers.

Examining Perspectives of New England Farmers Markets

Examining Perspectives of New England Farmers Markets

UNH research studies consumer views on farmers markets and other alternative food networks...

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Compelled by Complexities

Compelled by Complexities

A Profile of Carolyn Arcand...

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The Power of Ordinary People Driving Policy Change

The Power of Ordinary People Driving Policy Change

A Profile of Dr. Melinda Negrón-Gonzales...