Category Domestic Policy

GW WonkCast S4E3: Below the Fold: Conflict at the U.S.-Mexico Border and Implications for Immigration Policy

Join co-hosts Gabe Moss and Nathalie Grogan for an in-depth Below the Fold focused on the nuances and impacts of recent events developing at the U.S.-Mexico border. See the sources:  Immigration Experts: Tear Gas Has Been Used at the Border for Years, But Never on Children. Roll Call Asylum in the United States. American Immigration […]

Measuring Migrant Happiness: The 2018 World Happiness Report and Implications for Public Policy

Lena Nour, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Many Americans consider the pursuit of happiness an unalienable right and one of our nation’s founding freedoms. In 2012, the United Nations Sustainable Development Program developed the World Happiness Report (WHR), an annual report examining overall happiness and social well-being in 156 countries around the world. This […]

GW WonkCast S4E2: Exploring D.C. Statehood

Our first guest of the season, Elizabeth Irons, is the founder of GWU’s chapter of Students for D.C. Statehood. Join us for a lively discussion of the arguments for D.C. statehood, a topic of particular relevance for our D.C. resident listeners. Eli Richman moderates, joined by co-Host Gabe Moss. You can read more about Irons’ […]

Modernizing America’s Voting System to Improve Voter Turnout

Reeve Jacobus, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Preliminary analyses suggest that young adults voted at a historically high rate in the 2018 midterm elections. A report by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) estimates that 31 percent of young people aged 18 to 29 turned out to vote […]

Safeguarding Individual Data in the 2020 Census

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Census Bureau announced it will apply differential privacy, a rigorous data protection practice, to its data collection methods. The announcement comes as several high-profile hacking and data abuse incidents—like those involving Facebook and Equifax— have left many people […]

How Correctional Institutions Can Help Alleviate the Opioid Epidemic

Thomas J. Rachko, Jr., MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In 2017, more than 72,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses. This alarming statistic represents a record high in annual overdose deaths and a roughly 20 percent increase from 2016, with nearly 200 people dying from drug overdoses each day. Over half […]

GW Wonkcast Summer Special: The Abolish ICE Movement and Immigration Reform

We’re hard at work preparing Season 4 of WonkCast, but in the meantime we have a Summer Special episode for you! The #AbolishICE movement has gained momentum this summer, but what would the success or failure of this movement look like in America? Join us for an in-depth discussion of ICE’s role in immigration policy and how […]