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Wonkcast Episode 8: Under the Power Grid

Land ho loyal listeners! Tune into episode 8 of WonkCast, wherein we discuss power grid modernization in the era of climate change with GW MPA student Charles Landau. We also premiere a new segment: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Check it out in iTunes and rate and review!   For more information from […]

Reflecting on Policy Perspectives Launch

In the pause of summer, we at Policy Perspectives reflect on all of the great work that the 2016-17 staff accomplished last year! Volume 24 of Policy Perspectives was released at a launch event on Friday, May 5 in the Marvin Center. Students, staff, and friends heard a Q&A with the authors, presentations on each […]

Wonkcast Episode 7: Breaking Down the Opioid Epidemic

Welcome back loyal listeners as we dig deep into the foundations of the current opioid crisis, including the current health care debates and the demographics of this latest drug epidemic. Shelley Starkey, GW MPP student, joins contributors Elizabeth Morehead, Adam Brooks, Haley Dunn, and Nathan Rupp to provide her in-depth knowledge. We also discuss the […]

WonkCast Episode 6: Prison Reform

Tune in to this week’s episode of Wonkcast to get an in-depth look at the status of rehabilitation in our federal prisons and possible reforms aimed at reducing recidivism.  Daniel Landsman, GW MPP candidate and Policy Associate at Families Against Mandatory Minimums, joins our regular contributors to offer his personal take on these issues. We […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Approaches to International Trade in the Era of Globalization

Event: Approaches to International Trade in the Era of Globalization Date: 06/21/17 A country’s approach to international trade is composed of several pieces, including its trade agreements, subsidized products, and domestic unemployment policies, to name a few. This event, hosted by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and organized by the Swedish […]

Today’s Public Administrators: Ambassador Reuben Brigety

Welcome to the new Policy Perspectives segment, Today’s Public Administrators! We kick off our series with a brief Q+A with Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to joining the Elliott School, he served as United States Ambassador to the African Union and the permanent representative to the United Nations […]

Wonkcast Episode 5: Decoding the AHCA

Welcome listeners to the 5th episode of Wonkcast, “Decoding the American Health Care Act.” This week, GW MPP student Thomas Waldrop, who focuses on health policy, joins regular contributors Haley Dunn and Adam Brooks, as well as our trusty moderator Nathan Rupp, to explain the nebulous that is Congressional health policy. Learn the ins and […]