Zhao Zhai, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Background As China assumes an increasingly important role in the global economy, and ascends to the status of a world superpower, Taiwan faces additional pressure to unify with the mainland. Though it would be a decision fraught with political risk for both countries, reunification should nevertheless happen under […]

By Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Background A landlocked, emerging democracy, Rwanda is on the rise as a key regional player. The country is a prominent member of the East African Community (EAC) and  has one of the fastest growing GDPs in the world. Rwanda is in an advantageous position to solicit investment […]

Join us this week as we discuss the importance of teacher diversity as well as other topics including what the Trump Administration’s proposed loan policy means for you, whether Jeff Session’s sentencing memo is a leap backwards, and the titillating prospect of the first Pentagon audit. MPP candidate Mirel Herrera joins our usual ragtag team of […]

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our contributors and editorial staff, Volume 24 of Policy Perspectives is now available online and in print. Volume 24 continues the Trachtenberg School’s tradition of academic excellence by offering seven articles, a book review, and a selection of our best blog posts from the 2016-2017 academic year. […]

WonkCast Episode 3 is out!  Special guest Thomas Coyne leads a conversation that starts off with Detroit’s immigration trends and ends with the conflicts of federalism. Our regular team, Nathan Rupp, Elizabeth Morehead, Adam Brooks, and Haley Dunn address issues of free speech on college campuses, the “Let Girls Learn program”, Louisiana’s new domestic violence […]

By Steve Bruns, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently delivered a two-word verdict on medical marijuana as an antidote to the ever-growing opioid epidemic: “it’s stupid.” However, there are a lot of smart people who, based on a growing body of clinical research, would confidently disagree with Mr. Sessions’ assessment. […]

On this week’s special edition of WonkCast, the team discuss Trump’s first 100 days. Nathan Rupp, Adam Brooks, Haley Dunn, and Elizabeth Morehead each tell us what went well, what didn’t, and where we’re going from here. Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes! Extra: The First 100 Days  […]