Category Regulation

GW WonkCast S3E10-2: Regulating the Internet

The original GW WonkCast moderator Nathan Rupp returns! And he’s here to talk about regulating the internet! Nathan joins co-Hosts Natalia Abrahams, Jessica Blackband, and Gabe Moss. Who has platform power and control on the internet? What laws regulate it? What would happen if websites like Facebook began to charge individually for their services? Dear […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-1: Below the Fold: Infrastructure Plan Overestimate, Elephant Trophy Imports, and UK Landbanking

This #belowthefold unpacks two U.S. policies and one in the UK. co-Host Gabe Moss looks at a new study that estimates the administration’s plan to invest $200 billion in infrastructure will generate an additional $30 billion in state, local, and private spending, not the $1.5 trillion the administration announced. Moderator Jessica Blackband next looks at […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-1: Below the Fold: Climate Change in Textbooks, Olympics and Diplomacy, and the EPA and SCOTUS

This Below the Fold covers a debate over whether to discuss climate change in textbooks in Idaho, a recap of what the Olympics meant for U.S. diplomacy, and a dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Host Katherine Lundie and last episode’s special guest MPP Matthew […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-3: Above the Fold: The Role of the Judicial Branch during the Trump Administration

GW WonkCast interrupts the airwaves to talk about the power of the judicial branch and what role the court systems play among the policies of the Trump administration. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast co-Hosts Haley Dunn and Gabe Moss join WRGW News anchors Harris Kay, Robert O’Shaughnessy, and Matthew Williams to discuss cases […]

Commercial DNA Testing Creates Need to Protect Biometric Data

Kelly Straub, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Has your DNA been compromised? The recent rise in popularity of commercial DNA testing companies is transforming the medical field, but few consumers are aware of the privacy implications of using these services. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized commercial genetic testing for hereditary diseases in […]

Today’s Public Administrators: Juliana Crump

Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sphere about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground. This segment talks with 2014 Trachtenberg alum and MPA Juliana Crump, who is now a Performance Manager in the Office of Performance and Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We sit […]

Q&A with Dr. Christopher Carrigan on Regulation

To kick off the 2018 spring semester, this segment talks with Trachtenberg Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration Dr. Christopher Carrigan about his new book, Structured to Fail? Regulatory Performance under Competing Mandates (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Below, Dr. Carrigan speaks to the importance of regulation, the challenges federal agencies face when their mandates […]