Monthly Archives: May 2018

Assessing Disagreement Systematically in Policy Analysis

Shiva Chakravarti Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Disagreement is a vital locus of any policy environment. Hours are spent in academic town halls, on prime time shows, and in parliaments around the world identifying policy resolutions. Disagreement in policy analysis can be a function of several factors: existing evidence, interpretation of that evidence, value […]

Volume 25 Now Online

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our contributors and editorial staff, Volume 25 of Policy Perspectives is now available online and in print. Volume 25 continues the Trachtenberg School’s tradition of academic excellence by offering six articles written by students, four exclusive alumni interviews, and a selection of our best blog posts from […]

Reducing Negative Externalities of Natural Gas Production: Exploring Regulatory Alternatives

Jessica Blackband, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives A recent Pew study found that Americans perceive climate change as one of the top global security threats, second only to ISIS. Ancipicating significant long-term costs to human and natural communities, regulatory agencies wrestle with how to best manage climate risks. While advances like hydraulic fracturing are thought […]

GW WonkCast S3E14-1: Below the Fold: The Right to Repair and a Net Neutrality Update

In this Below the Fold, co-Host Gabe Moss dives into the right to repair. How do companies like Microsoft, John Deere, and Apple prevent customers from repairing products they buy? Next, co-Host Eli Richman takes a look at net neutrality four months after the policy change. How have internet service providers changed their practices and […]

Computer Vision and the Energy Sector

Charles Landau, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Image recognition and computer vision have come a long way in recent years. Computers and Artificial Intelligence tools have gotten better at identifying all kinds of objects, from people to road signs to hot dogs, but these new technologies can also be used to connect customers with opportunities […]

Cash Bail and Poverty

Kelly Straub, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives On average, 730,000 people are held in jail each day, a number that tripled in the past 25 years. Many have not been convicted of a crime, but are awaiting trial, sentencing, or arraignment. Nearly 40% of the current jail population is being held because they cannot afford […]

GW WonkCast S3E13-2: Protecting Personal Information

How can data breaches be prevented? Learn about cybersecurity policy with this week’s #wonkywednesday guest, GW Masters student Jacob Biesieda. Jacob runs DCrypted, a cybersecurity podcast for the everyday American which seeks to educate the general public about cyber issues that face us today. He is also part of the GW branch of the CyberCorps program. […]