Monthly Archives: June 2017

GW WonkCast Episode 6: Prison Reform

Tune in to this week’s episode of GW Wonkcast to get an in-depth look at the status of rehabilitation in our federal prisons and possible reforms aimed at reducing recidivism.  Daniel Landsman, GW MPP candidate and Policy Associate at Families Against Mandatory Minimums, joins our regular contributors to offer his personal take on these issues. […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Approaches to International Trade in the Era of Globalization

Event: Approaches to International Trade in the Era of Globalization Date: 06/21/17 A country’s approach to international trade is composed of several pieces, including its trade agreements, subsidized products, and domestic unemployment policies, to name a few. This event, hosted by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and organized by the Swedish […]

Today’s Public Administrators: Ambassador Reuben Brigety

Welcome to the new Policy Perspectives segment, Today’s Public Administrators! We kick off our series with a brief Q+A with Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to joining the Elliott School, he served as United States Ambassador to the African Union and the permanent representative to the United Nations […]

GW Wonkcast Episode 5: Decoding the AHCA

Welcome listeners to the 5th episode of GW Wonkcast, “Decoding the American Health Care Act.” This week, GW MPP student Thomas Waldrop, who focuses on health policy, joins regular contributors Haley Dunn and Adam Brooks, as well as our trusty moderator Nathan Rupp, to explain the nebulous that is Congressional health policy. Learn the ins […]

Will China and Taiwan Reunify?

Zhao Zhai, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Background As China assumes an increasingly important role in the global economy, and ascends to the status of a world superpower, Taiwan faces additional pressure to unify with the mainland. Though it would be a decision fraught with political risk for both countries, reunification should nevertheless happen under […]