Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our contributors and editorial staff, Volume 24 of Policy Perspectives is now available online and in print. Volume 24 continues the Trachtenberg School’s tradition of academic excellence by offering seven articles, a book review, and a selection of our best blog posts from the 2016-2017 academic year. […]

WonkCast Episode 3 is out!  Special guest Thomas Coyne leads a conversation that starts off with Detroit’s immigration trends and ends with the conflicts of federalism. Our regular team, Nathan Rupp, Elizabeth Morehead, Adam Brooks, and Haley Dunn address issues of free speech on college campuses, the “Let Girls Learn program”, Louisiana’s new domestic violence […]

By Steve Bruns, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently delivered a two-word verdict on medical marijuana as an antidote to the ever-growing opioid epidemic: “it’s stupid.” However, there are a lot of smart people who, based on a growing body of clinical research, would confidently disagree with Mr. Sessions’ assessment. […]

On this week’s special edition of WonkCast, the team discuss Trump’s first 100 days. Nathan Rupp, Adam Brooks, Haley Dunn, and Elizabeth Morehead each tell us what went well, what didn’t, and where we’re going from here. Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes! Extra: The First 100 Days  […]

Elizabeth Morehead, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The Harvard Kennedy School hosted their 13th annual Black Policy Conference this past April 7th-9th and it was not a hair shy of amazing and inspiring. The conference was filled with speakers who shared knowledge, provided encouragement, and highlighted the great need of mobilization and action in […]

Introducing Episode 2 of WonkCast, a podcast that’ll help you navigate the wonky world of policy so you don’t get lost in the weeds. Episode 2: The Plight of the Unpaid Intern This week, special guest Pam Derck joins our team to discuss unpaid internships and how they can lead to discrimination and exploitation of university […]

Today, Brief Policy Perspectives is proud to introduce WonkCast, a podcast that’ll help you navigate the wonky world of policy so you don’t get lost in the weeds. Policy matters. From under-the-radar regulations to innovations in social policy, the Trachtenberg WonkCast team will cover it all in a fun and digestible format. Nathan Rupp steers […]