Monthly Archives: March 2018

GW WonkCast S3E9-2: Above the Fold: Using Predictive Analytics to Address Gun Violence in Schools

Last Friday, the GW WonkCast team joined WRGW News to discuss a new approach to a timely and difficult issue: gun violence. co-Host Erik LaDue and Brief Policy Perspectives Staff Writer Cory Lancaster join WRGW News anchors Harris Kay and Robert O’Shaughnessy to discuss how predictive analytics could be used to reduce gun violence in schools. […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-1: Below the Fold: Infrastructure Plan Overestimate, Elephant Trophy Imports, and UK Landbanking

This #belowthefold unpacks two U.S. policies and one in the UK. co-Host Gabe Moss looks at a new study that estimates the administration’s plan to invest $200 billion in infrastructure will generate an additional $30 billion in state, local, and private spending, not the $1.5 trillion the administration announced. Moderator Jessica Blackband next looks at […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-2: Urban Transportation

Listen to this episode about urban transportation on your commute. MPP Grace Mausser who studies urban policy and public economics joins this #wonkywednesday to discuss how cities plan transportation. What good examples can be replicated? What policies can be improved? Hear about walkability, zoning laws, commute costs, congestion pricing, public-private partnerships, and more. Jessica Blackband moderates […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-1: Below the Fold: Climate Change in Textbooks, Olympics and Diplomacy, and the EPA and SCOTUS

This Below the Fold covers a debate over whether to discuss climate change in textbooks in Idaho, a recap of what the Olympics meant for U.S. diplomacy, and a dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Host Katherine Lundie and last episode’s special guest MPP Matthew […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Movie Screening on Young Women of Color and the Juvenile Justice System

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 […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Showcasing Data Science in the District

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 […]

Using a gendered lens for policy research

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 […]