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Janet Reno Endowment

Janet Reno Endowment Includes Women’s Leadership Award, Forums

June 20, 2016

Janet Reno’s legacy as America’s first female Attorney General and her advocacy for justice and equality is being honored through a new Georgetown endowment focusing on disadvantaged children, youth and families involved in the juvenile justice, child welfare, and related care systems.

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Radin Pens Book on Life and Career from Midwest to Washington

Radin Pens Book on Life and Career from Midwest to Washington

McCourt School Adjunct Professor Beryl Radin, a distinguished expert on public management, has released her newest book, “Leaving South Dakota: A Memoir of a Jewish Feminist Academic”, which tells the story of her experience growing up as a first generation Jewish American in the Midwest to her career as a successful academic and professor in and out of Washington D.C.

Students’ Celebration Marks Final Weeks Until Graduation

Students’ Celebration Marks Final Weeks Until Graduation

With exactly 100 days remaining until the 2017 McCourt Commencement Ceremony, the Georgetown Public Policy Student Association (GPPSA) hosted an event celebrating the final stretch of the last semester for graduating policy students.

General David Perkins Discusses Leadership at McCourt

General David Perkins Discusses Leadership at McCourt

The Joint Chiefs of Staff Fellows at the McCourt School of Public Policy welcomed attendees to their leadership seminar "Leadership For The Future" with General David Perkins, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Policy Dinner with Tamera Luzzatto and students

Students Connect With Leading Policy Advocate Over Dinner

The McCourt School resumed its Policy Dinner series with its first of the year featuring Tamera Luzzatto, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Job Training Program Wins Annual Public Policy Challenge

A proposal by four McCourt students to pilot a skills-based job training program at public libraries in the District of Columbia was selected by a faculty panel as the winner of the third annual Public Policy Challenge.

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Dean Montgomery Joins Board of Anti-Poverty Organization

McCourt School Dean Edward Montgomery has joined the board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization that works to advance policy solutions for low-income people, the organization recently announced.

Baker Forum 2017

Baker Forum Explores the Future of Prosperity

Leaders from business, government, academia, and the nonprofit world gathered at the inaugural Baker Forum, The Future of Prosperity, to discuss the pace of technological change and what it means for our economy and the future of prosperity.

Baker Center Introduces Innovation Grant Winners

Baker Center Introduces Innovation Grant Winners

The Baker Center for Leadership & Governance, a major center at Georgetown within the Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy, today announced five students as recipients of the Baker Innovation Grant (BIG) to support the development of their ideas to solve pressing global policy challenges.

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Strong Showing By McCourt in 2017 PMF Program

The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that five of its students, four of them current and one recent alum, have been chosen as finalists for the prestigious and highly-selective Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.

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China Makes Progress, U.S., Other Countries Fail to Discourage Fossil Fuels

The average tax on gasoline throughout the world is declining, meaning that governments are collectively failing to discourage fossil fuel consumption, according to a paper published today in Nature Energy by a Georgetown professor and his colleagues at UCLA.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L‘83) says complacency is the biggest danger in the stability of the economy going forward at a McCourt School of Public Policy’s talk on the legacy of the Obama administration.

Treasury Secretary: Complacency Biggest Risk for Future Economic Security

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L‘83) says complacency is the biggest danger in the stability of the economy going forward at a McCourt School of Public Policy’s talk on the legacy of the Obama administration.

2016 Scholars

Meet our 2016 McCourt Scholars

The McCourt School welcomes five distinguished future policymakers who received full scholarships for their distinct backgrounds.

Political Commentators Weigh In on Faith and the 2016 Election

Political Commentators Weigh In on Faith and the 2016 Election

The 2016 election shows that America may be as divided as it was in the 1850s, Washington Post columnist and McCourt School professor E.J. Dionne said at Georgetown.

HHS Secretary Says Affordable Care Act May Need Policy Changes

HHS Secretary Says Affordable Care Act May Need Policy Changes

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell talks about the progress associated with the Affordable Care Act during Georgetown's The Exit Interview series but says some changes may make it stronger for users.

Harry J. Holzer Named John LaFarge Jr. S.J. Chair

Harry J. Holzer Named John LaFarge Jr. S.J. Chair

A leading expert on the challenges facing low-wage workers, Dr. Holzer has written or edited 12 books and numerous journal articles with special focus on the experiences of minorities in the labor market.

Lynch Talks Criminal, Social Justice During 'Exit Interview' Series

Lynch Talks Criminal, Social Justice During 'Exit Interview' Series

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch talked to members of the university community about criminal and social justice yesterday during a conversation series focusing on the political and policy issues that have shaped the nation during the Obama Administration.

Driving Government Innovation event

Georgetown Effort Advises Next Administration on Driving Government Innovation

Nearly 300 scholars and leaders from across the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors gathered at Georgetown on to explore how the next presidential administration can institutionalize innovation in federal policymaking.

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Immigrants to America Become Less Healthy Over Time, Professor Says

The longer immigrants stay in America, the less healthy they become, according to a recently published study in Economics and Human Biology by McCourt School of Public Policy Adriana Kugler and a colleague from Dalhousie university.

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Justice Department, FBI, DEA Heads Speak at Opioid Addiction Event

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and Chuck Rosenberg, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), spoke at Georgetown last night during a screening of the documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.

Labor Secretary Perez Lecture Calls for Diversity and Shared Prosperity

Labor Secretary Perez Lecture Calls for Diversity and Shared Prosperity

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez made an impassioned appeal to Georgetown students last night to help ensure an inclusive and prosperous economy and society for all Americans.

Susan Rice Speaks on Foreign Policy

Susan Rice Speaks on Foreign Policy

Rice’s talk was the first of a six-part series, sponsored by the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics), that is designed to explore policy successes and challenges in the current administration and give advice to the next president.

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Journalists Explore Impact of Anger, Trust and Faith in 2016 Election

Journalists who cover religion and politics for PBS, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and other media gathered last night at Georgetown to talk about how anger, trust and faith factor into the 2016 presidential election.

Professor Alice Rivlin

Professor Alice Rivlin Wins Rossi Award

The Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy have announced McCourt School Visiting Professor Alice Rivlin, Ph.D., as among the three recipients of this year’s Peter H. Rossi Award for pioneering the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and for her unwavering commitment throughout her career to effective public policy.

Hanna Abou-El-Seoud

MPM Student Hanna Abou-El-Seoud Receives Government Relations Fellowship

The Bryce Harlow Foundation, which provides professional growth opportunities for individuals pursuing careers in government relations and advocacy in Washington, D.C., recently announced that Master of Policy Management (MPM) student Hanna Abou-El- Seoud was selected among its 2016-17 class of Bryce Harlow Fellows.

Amir H Jilani (MPP ’16)

Winning McCourt Thesis Connects Party Affiliation and Employment Outcomes in India

A faculty committee at the McCourt School of Public Policy this summer awarded its 2016 MPP Thesis Prize to recent graduate Amir H Jilani (MPP ’16) for his distinguished research into whether politician identity and party affiliation of legislators affects employment and welfare outcomes for minorities in India.

President Obama

Georgetown to Host Interview Series on Obama Presidency

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at the McCourt School of Public Policy, will host a series of events from September through January 2017 centered on the political and policy record of Barack Obama’s presidency.

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GU Politics Welcomes New Advisory Board

Top republican and democratic consultants, leading political journalists in traditional and new media, and eight Georgetown alumni and faculty round out the new Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) Advisory Board for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Baker Innovation Grant Supports Big, Bold Ideas

In keeping with the Baker Center’s mission to cultivate the next generation of leaders, five students from the McCourt School will be selected as Baker Innovators and will be granted $20,000 in seed capital to support innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.

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Professor Adriana Kugler to Research Unemployment Insurance Effects

McCourt School professor Adriana Kugler will study the effect of unemployment insurance benefits on match quality and job mobility, thanks to a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

 

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