By Elizabeth Morehead, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Throughout history, black women have played a large role in U.S. elections. From the women’s suffrage movement to the past election in 2016, black women have made their voices heard across the nation. The stories surrounding their historical imprint are twofold: one shines a light on […]

By Charles Landau, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Teddy Roosevelt wrote in 1912, “the establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.” In the context […]

Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Fellow American travelers can attest that navigating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) often disrupts one’s plans. These scenarios were recently highlighted in the news when long security lines caused flight delays across the nation. Later, a CNN commentator shared her intrusive pat down by TSA despite her […]

Michael Steinberg, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives One of President Trump’s first actions in office was to issue an executive order freezing the hiring of new federal employees. The order, which fulfilled one of his campaign promises, will be in place for an initial period of 90 days. After that,the directors of the Office […]

Zhao Zhai, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) into law. Dodd-Frank, which was named after its two sponsors, Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, was crafted in response to the crisis and framed […]

Konark Sikka, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance between the United States and multiple European countries that dates back to the Cold War era. During that time, NATO was a major pillar of American foreign policy and served as a deterrent to the Soviet Union’s […]

Shiva Chakravarti Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  On November 8, 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that high denomination currency value of 500 and 1000 rupees will no longer be legal tender. In the days following the announcement, bank and ATM lines stretched hundreds of people long. Now, the lines have subsided, but the […]