Category Foreign Policy

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 […]

Will China and Taiwan Reunify?

Zhao Zhai, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Background As China assumes an increasingly important role in the global economy, and ascends to the status of a world superpower, Taiwan faces additional pressure to unify with the mainland. Though it would be a decision fraught with political risk for both countries, reunification should nevertheless happen under […]

Public-Private Partnerships in Rwanda

By Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Background A landlocked, emerging democracy, Rwanda is on the rise as a key regional player. The country is a prominent member of the East African Community (EAC) and  has one of the fastest growing GDPs in the world. Rwanda is in an advantageous position to solicit investment […]

Behavioral Insights for Policy Design: Education in the Developing World

Shiva Chakravarti Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  During the 2010 meeting on the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations asserted that education is a major catalyst for human development. Delegates argued that rapid advances in education can help achieve other millennium goals, like reducing child mortality and eradicating extreme poverty. Education budgets form an […]

Your Complete Guide to NATO

Konark Sikka, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance between the United States and multiple European countries that dates back to the Cold War era. During that time, NATO was a major pillar of American foreign policy and served as a deterrent to the Soviet Union’s […]

Demonetization Policy in India

Shiva Chakravarti Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  On November 8, 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that high denomination currency value of 500 and 1000 rupees will no longer be legal tender. In the days following the announcement, bank and ATM lines stretched hundreds of people long. Now, the lines have subsided, but the […]