Monthly Archives: February 2018

GW WonkCast S3E5-2: Recovery and Relief in Puerto Rico

Special guest Trachtenberg MPA focusing on Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis Yuliam Pedraza Acevedo tells about recovery from the hurricanes last year in Puerto Rico. This episode reflects on what is known and not known about the disasters, how the U.S. government responded, real repercussions of the hurricanes, and existing challenges to economic recovery including […]

Today’s Public Administrators: Shannon McNamee

Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sphere about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground. This segment talks with Trachtenberg alumni Shannon McNamee, Manager of Operations at the American Red Cross, who visited Trachtenberg for an alumni dinner on Jan. 30. Read to learn what emergency management entails and how […]

GW WonkCast S3E5-1: Below the Fold: NYC Turnstile Jumping and Nuclear Waste Storage

This week’s Below the Fold covers policies toward turnstile jumpers in the NYC subway and a petition for assurance that nuclear fuel will be stored safely for 1,000 years. co-Hosts Natalia Abrahams and Erik LaDue weigh policy options on both topics with last week’s guest and Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs Review Ian Hutchinson. Our […]

Op-Ed: The Necessary Combination of Policy and Practice to Improve Race Relations

Travis Reginal, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The following is an op-ed and does not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg school. How do we move the needle on race relations in a time when many feel the U.S. is not making sufficient progress? The standard is educating the populace, particularly […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-3: Above the Fold: Automation and the U.S. Workforce

This week’s Above the Fold covers domestic automation and how new technologies and artificial intelligence are impacting the American workforce. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast co-Host Katherine Lundie and blog Staff Writer Cory Lancaster join Harris Kay, Robert O’Shaughnessy, and Matthew Williams from the WRGW News team. Hear about the new Amazon […]

Today’s Public Administrators: Juliana Crump

Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sphere about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground. This segment talks with 2014 Trachtenberg alum and MPA Juliana Crump, who is now a Performance Manager in the Office of Performance and Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We sit […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-2: Evolving U.S. Security Priorities

The newly released 2018 National Defense Strategy gives a summary of our changing security objectives and challenges, including a renewed focus on great power competition. To help us unpack the document and what that means, we’re joined by Special Guest Ian Hutchinson, Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs Review produced by the Elliott School of International Affairs at […]