Category Domestic Policy

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 […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-1: Below the Fold

Protests and law suits are abound in this week’s Below the Fold. Gay rights groups are pressuring Amazon not to build its second headquarters in a state that does not protect its residents from discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity. A satanic temple is suing Missouri for its abortion law, saying it violates their […]

GW WonkCast S3E3-3: Above the Fold

The second episode of Above the Fold covers two pieces of breaking news: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy and the scandal of improperly received diplomas in the D.C. public school system. A report stated one-third of the class of 2017 high school graduates did not meet attendance and graduation requirements, and […]

GW WonkCast S3E2: Tax Policy and Non-profits

In episode two of Season 3, the GW WonkCast looks at the impact of recent tax policy changes on nonprofits and charitable giving. Special guest Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy at United Way Worldwide, a nonprofit that engages in over 1,800 communities across 40 countries, breaks down the effects of the […]