Monthly Archives: May 2017

Public-Private Partnerships in Rwanda

By Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Background A landlocked, emerging democracy, Rwanda is on the rise as a key regional player. The country is a prominent member of the East African Community (EAC) and  has one of the fastest growing GDPs in the world. Rwanda is in an advantageous position to solicit investment […]

GW Wonkcast Episode 4: Expanding Teacher Diversity

Join us this week as we discuss the importance of teacher diversity as well as other topics including what the Trump Administration’s proposed loan policy means for you, whether Jeff Session’s sentencing memo is a leap backwards, and the titillating prospect of the first Pentagon audit. MPP candidate Mirel Herrera joins our usual ragtag team of […]

Volume 24 is Live!

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. […]

GW WonkCast Episode 3: Immigration and Urban Policy

GW 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 […]

Weigh The Evidence: The Potential of Medical Marijuana to Address The Opioid Epidemic

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. […]

GW WonkCast Extra: The First 100 Days

On this week’s special edition of GW 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 […]