Event: Live at Urban: For Ahkeem: A Screening and Discussion on Young Women of Color and the Juvenile Justice System Event effectiveness rating: 5 stars (out of 5) Date: 2/7/18 Write up by Elizabeth Sherwood, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on […]

Event: The Forum @ DC Date: 02/27/18 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on whether the format of the event facilitated policy change or improvement. Write up by Charles Landau, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Last year, I took a class focusing on the intersection […]

Shiva Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Policy instruments intended to inform better decision-making are often gender-blind in their perspectives. In other words, policy decisions can be structured to address broad issues – increased income for individuals, peace in a conflict zone, etc. – but their analyses often overlook the fact that different outcomes are […]

Russia is attempting to increase its influence the Middle East through both state-sponsored media and public and private displays of support. What actions is Russia taking and what does it aim to achieve? What does this mean for U.S. and NATO allies in the region? MPP Matthew Dotzler, who focuses on national and foreign security policy, […]

Steve Bruns, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Balancing the tradeoff between access and affordability is a key challenge of enacting reform in the health insurance marketplace. Policies designed in good faith to improve the market must consider how to increase access to care for sick, high-cost individuals while maintaining affordability for all. A recently proposed […]

This week, our #BelowtheFold goes meta. co-Host Katherine Lundie starts off by discussing a Politico investigation into the enforcement of minimum wage violations. In six states, there are no investigators dedicated to enforcing these violations. Next, co-Host Gabe Moss kicks off a discussion about the theory of the primordial soup of policy making. How do […]

GW WonkCast interrupts the airwaves to talk about the power of the judicial branch and what role the court systems play among the policies of the Trump administration. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast co-Hosts Haley Dunn and Gabe Moss join WRGW News anchors Harris Kay, Robert O’Shaughnessy, and Matthew Williams to discuss cases […]