Category Opinion/Editorial

Barriers: Conversations from the 13th Annual Black Policy Conference

Elizabeth Morehead, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The Harvard Kennedy School hosted their 13th annual Black Policy Conference this past April 7th-9th and it was not a hair shy of amazing and inspiring. The conference was filled with speakers who shared knowledge, provided encouragement, and highlighted the great need of mobilization and action in […]

Opinion: Public Policy Ignores History at Its Peril

Jerry Wei, MPP Rigorous, thoughtful, and targeted policy analysis can help address a wide variety of today’s problems: from climate change, to healthcare, to Islamic extremism.  However, what’s sorely lacking in contemporary public policy analysis today is a consistent reflection on history and history’s impact on policy issues. Policy analysts and the public prioritize the […]