Category Notes from the Policy Field

Regulatory Sludge: Reducing Paperwork to Preserve Our Time

Julie Balla, MPA Candidate Time is the most precious commodity – let’s see if we can find ways to give our fellow citizens more of it. – Cass Sunstein Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), delivered keynote remarks at the Society […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Expanding Opportunity Through Evidence-Based Transportation Policy

Event: Expanding Opportunity at State and Local Levels through Evidence-Based Policymaking Date: January 31, 2019 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. Written by Reeve Jacobus, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives America’s transportation infrastructure is often discussed at length during elections, but the country’s roads and bridges have […]

Reflections on the 2018 National Journal Conference

Eleven members of Policy Perspectives staff attended the National Journal Conference hosted by the Virginia Policy Review at the University of Virginia on Saturday, April 7, also attended by Cornell University, the University of Maryland, and the College of William and Mary. A few Policy Perspectives staff members give their impressions of the conference below. […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Movie Screening on Young Women of Color and the Juvenile Justice System

Event: Live at Urban: For Ahkeem: A Screening and Discussion on Young Women of Color and the Juvenile Justice System Event effectiveness rating: 5 stars (out of 5) Date: 2/7/18 Write up by Elizabeth Sherwood, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Showcasing Data Science in the District

Event: The Forum @ DC Date: 02/27/18 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on whether the format of the event facilitated policy change or improvement. Write up by Charles Landau, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Last year, I took a class focusing on the intersection […]

GW WonkCast S3E7-1: Below the Fold: Minimum Wage Violations and the Primordial Soup of Policy Making

This week, our #BelowtheFold goes meta. co-Host Katherine Lundie starts off by discussing a Politico investigation into the enforcement of minimum wage violations. In six states, there are no investigators dedicated to enforcing these violations. Next, co-Host Gabe Moss kicks off a discussion about the theory of the primordial soup of policy making. How do […]

Notes from the Policy Field: D.C. Council Committee of the Whole Meeting

Event: Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee of the Whole Public Hearing Date: 01/23/18 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on whether the format of the event facilitated policy change or improvement. Event effectiveness rating: 5 stars (out of 5) Write up by Megan Mattson, […]