Category Opinion/Editorial

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 […]

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 […]

Op-Ed: Education is Free Like Speech and Beer

Cory Lancaster, MPP, 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. Sorry Bernie, the debate shouldn’t be whether or not higher education is a privilege or a right. It shouldn’t even be whether or not college tuition should be free. […]

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, […]

Notes from the Policy Field: American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

Event: American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference, “Evaluation 2017” Dates: 11/06/17-11/11/17 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. This segment takes a look at the American Evaluation Association (AEA)’s annual conference, which brought together evaluators, scholars, […]

Op-Ed: Why Choose a MPA Degree?

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. This fall, I started my journey to attain a Master of  Public Administration (MPA) degree, the professional degree for public management. Students who pursue a Master of Public Administration […]