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Marian Wright Edelman - Inaugural Janet Reno Award Winner

Marian Wright Edelman Wins Inaugural Janet Reno Award

March 7, 2017

The McCourt School and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform are delighted to announce that the recipient of the inaugural Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award is Marian Wright Edelman.

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McCourt Open's Washington’s First Census Research Data Center

McCourt Opens Washington’s First Census Research Data Center

Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy yesterday opened the first Research Data Center (RDC) in Washington, a joint project of the U.S. Census Bureau and the school’s Massive Data Institute.

McCourt School Unveils​ Bipartisan Index

McCourt School Unveils​ Bipartisan Index

The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of all members of Congress, completing the picture of the 114th Congress (2015-2016). The non-partisan tool indicates the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines.

Getting Men Back to Work

Getting Men Back to Work

A myriad of causes are keeping more than seven million prime-age men out of work, raising wonder among economists and policy analysts about how to get them back into the workforce.

SUSTAINABLE OCEANS SUMMIT HOPES TO MAKE OCEANS ‘FAMOUS’

Sustainable Oceans Summit Hopes to Make Oceans 'Famous'

This year's summit is co-hosted with McCourt E&E, a group of Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy graduate students focused on energy, environmental and climate change policy solutions headed by founder Will Hackman (G’18).

McCourt Student Matt Van Deren’s Research Wins First Place in Sustainability Competition

McCourt Student Matt Van Deren’s Research Wins First Place in Sustainability Competition

Second-year McCourt student Matt Van Deren (MPP) has returned to the Hilltop from Augusta, Maine, having been awarded first place for the Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 2017 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference.

Marian Wright Edelman Receives Inaugural Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award

Marian Wright Edelman Receives Inaugural Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award

The McCourt School of Public Policy conferred its first Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award upon Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, during a ceremony at the school’s 2017 LEAD Conference.

Study Session Tackles Voting Rights in the Obama Era and Beyond

Study Session Tackles Voting Rights in the Obama Era and Beyond

During a study session on race and voting rights facilitated by McCourt Fellow Matthew Colangelo, guest speaker Julie Fernandes, who is Advocacy Director for Voting Rights and Democracy at Open Society Foundations, described how political power is at the heart of the policy debate surrounding voter access.

McCourt’s Leslie Evertz Wins Distinguished Staff Award

McCourt’s Leslie Evertz Wins Distinguished Staff Award

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences has announced Leslie Evertz, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at McCourt, as recipient of the Distinguished Staff Award.

Adjunct Professor Richard Baum To Lead White House Office of Drug Control Policy

Adjunct Professor Richard Baum To Lead White House Office of Drug Control Policy

The White House has announced that McCourt Adjunct Professor Richard Baum has been designated Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy.

Student-Led Policy Conference Aims to Get at the Root of Global Disaffection

Student-Led Policy Conference Aims to Get at the Root of Global Disaffection

With economic and social disillusionment profoundly reshaping political landscapes in the U.S., Europe, and around the world, the 2017 McCourt Policy Conference arrived last week with an important theme: feeling left behind.

MPiP Holds Annual Auction While Celebrating 10th Anniversary

MPiP Holds Annual Auction While Celebrating 10th Anniversary

McCourt Policy in Practice (MPiP) hosted its annual policy auction to support its several ongoing projects abroad.

Experts Address Fragmentation of International Aid

Experts Address Fragmentation of International Aid

Innovative approaches are required to overcome the increasingly fragmented aid architecture systems in development, said two leading practitioners who visited McCourt to discuss with students their new book on the topic.

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.

 

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