Monthly Archives: December 2017

GW WonkCast S2E11: American Indian Education

Join us as co-Host Katherine Lundie interviews Melissa Emrey-Arras, the Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), about the state of American Indian education from a program evaluation standpoint. The federal government runs 185 elementary and secondary schools in 23 states for American Indian children that serve over […]

The Truth about Trafficking: Myths and Realities of Modern Day Slavery in America

Elizabeth Sherwood, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The Global Slavery Index (GSI) estimates that 45.8 million people are currently enslaved  globally, with North Korea, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, and India among the greatest offenders. While many developed nations rank better on the index, human trafficking still occurs in these countries. The GSI reports that 57,000 individuals in […]

GW WonkCast S2E10: Treating Diverse Groups as Homogenous

This special episode features only a Below the Fold segment that dives deep into current policy issues that minority groups face. Moderator Jessica Blackband, co-Host Katherine Lundie, and co-Host Gabe Moss discuss their events and why it is important not to treat diverse groups as homogenous when creating policy. When groups are treated as a […]

GW WonkCast S2E9: Bridging Government and Technology

Keeping up with technology innovation isn’t just hard for consumers; it’s hard for policy makers, too. This week’s GW WonkCast features special guest GW MPP Cory Lancaster who focuses on technology policy to talk about the intersection between technology culture, policy culture, how they’re different, how they’re similar, and how technology has the power to […]

Islamic State Influence in the Philippines

Hope Ajayi, MPA Since May, based on the number of events and fatalities, the Philippines has had the third highest conflict event count in South and Southeast Asia behind India and Pakistan, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). Abu Sayyaf and Maute: Two Jihadist Groups The conflict in the Philippines […]

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2017

Shiva Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Consisting of 21 countries, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) encourages free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The 21 member countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. […]

GW WonkCast S2E8: The Role of Political Appointees in Government

On Nov. 24, Richard Cordray stepped down as the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), a bureau that protects consumers from financial fraud. This made Deputy Director Leandra English acting director, however President Trump also named Mick Mulvaney as the acting director. An lawsuit by English was overruled by the US District Court for […]