Category Social Policy

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 […]

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 […]

Using a gendered lens for policy research

Shiva Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Policy instruments intended to inform better decision-making are often gender-blind in their perspectives. In other words, policy decisions can be structured to address broad issues – increased income for individuals, peace in a conflict zone, etc. – but their analyses often overlook the fact that different outcomes are […]

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 […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-2: Opportunity Zones for Investment

The new tax bill contains an opportunity zones provision which allows companies and corporations to defer capital gains to an opportunity fund. These funds will be allocated to low-income tracks. Special guest MPP Lorena Roque who concentrates on economic and energy policy joins to unpack the provision. co-Host Erik LaDue moderates joined by co-Hosts Katherine Lundie and […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-1: Below the Fold: Cuba Diplomats Follow Up, Tax Refund Fraud, and Tuition Aid in D.C.

Diplomats hearing cicadas, tax refund fraud, and potential cuts to a grant for tuition aid for D.C. residents are all on the docket for this week’s Below the Fold. For her Below the Fold, Haley Dunn says American and Canadian diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are suffering from new neurological syndromes. Eli Richman reports that […]