UNH Hosts Discussion on Trump Administration’s First 100 Days


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. – Tom Rath, founder and chairman of Rath, Young, and Pignatelli, will join Carsey School of Public Policy Director Michael Ettlinger to discuss the Trump administration’s first 100 days Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 4-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Theater II, at the University of New Hampshire. The event is free and open to the public.

Rath is a former attorney general of New Hampshire and has been actively involved in government relations since 1980. He served as a senior national advisor to the presidential campaigns of Howard Baker, Robert Dole, Lamar Alexander, and Mitt Romney and was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be a director of the Legal Services Corporation. He has been a delegate at nine Republican national conventions and served as New Hampshire’s Republican party national committeeman for 11 years. Rath is widely respected as a political analyst at both the state and national level, and he appears regularly on national, regional, and state television newsmaker programs.

Ettlinger is an affiliate professor of law at UNH’s School of Law and a faculty fellow at the school’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service. Prior to joining Carsey in 2014, Ettlinger was at several Washington, DC, think-tanks working on federal and state economic and fiscal policy. He most recently was the senior director for the fiscal and economic policy portfolio at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to that, he was vice president for economic policy at the Center for American Progress and held positions with the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

The Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH is nationally recognized for its research, policy education, and engagement. The school takes on the pressing issues of the twenty-first century, striving for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions.

The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.