Monthly Archives: April 2019

Today’s Public Administrators: Dr. Lori Brainard

Q&A compiled and edited by Thomas J. Rachko, Jr., MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives. Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sphere about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground.  In Fall 2018, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University reinvigorated its commitment to equity, diversity, […]

Restoring Voting Rights: Did Florida’s Amendment 4 Go Far Enough?

Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The 2018 midterm elections introduced many justice reform initiatives on ballots around the United States. Nearly 70 percent of constituents in Florida voted to approve Amendment 4, which automatically restored voting rights to people with felony convictions who have completed their sentence and probation or parole. Many […]

GW WonkCast S4E8: Below the Fold: Packing the Courts, Payday Lending, and Regulating the Boeing 737 Max

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Gabe Moss, and special guest Robert O’Shaughnessy of WRGW News for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. Thanks to Robert for joining us! Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. The views expressed herein are those of the co-hosts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives […]

Op-Ed: The Role of Ethics in Data-Driven Policymaking

Jenna Shelton, MPP 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. Leveraging science and data in policymaking has extraordinary potential for improving outcomes across sectors, disciplines, and populations. In many cases, better evidence leads to more informed analysis and decision-making. […]