The School of Public Policy is preparing the next generation of pioneers, peacemakers and public servants to take on global problems such as the threat of terrorism, the intransigence of poverty and the consequences of climate change. With faculty who play key roles in the nation’s policymaking process, and by connecting students with the center of government and policy creation in the United States, it transforms the state, the nation and the world, and educates engaged students to become our future leaders.
The School of Public Policy will raise funds towards the Center for Global Sustainability and a Center for Non-Profit Management/Philanthropy to serve as the new home for the Do Good Institute.
Programs and Initiatives
The School of Public Policy will raise support for the following programs and initiatives:
Expand course offerings, and convene cross-disciplinary research on climate, environmental and energy policy.
Establish UMD as the nation’s first “do good” college campus, and serve as a hub of social innovation, research and thought leadership on philanthropy and social change.
Explore the simultaneous benefits, dangers and governance of disruptive technologies like cybersecurity, biotechnology, and nuclear power and proliferation.