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Donald Moynihan, a leading the public management expert, and Pamela Herd, an aging and survey research scholar

Prominent Scholars to Join McCourt School of Public Policy Faculty

March 15, 2018

Donald Moynihan, a leading the public management expert, and Pamela Herd, an aging and survey research scholar​, both ​from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs, will ​join the faculty of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy this fall.

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PMI Fellows

Four McCourt Students Selected as Presidential Management Fellows

Established by Executive Order in 1977, the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) was created to attract outstanding citizen-scholars to Federal service. The program provides fellows with a two-year appointment, and a fast-paced opportunity to gain valuable experience.

pre-K education

Pre-K Program Benefits Last Into Middle School, New Study Finds

Positive effects of pre-K programs are detectable as late as middle school, according to a new study published today by two Georgetown professors.

Capital Dome

Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil New Bipartisan Index Rankings of All U.S. Senators

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.

Anna Johnson

Access to Reproductive Care Improves Economic Outcomes for Women

This month, McCourt Professor Adriana Kugler and her colleagues published a new report with the Center for American Progress, reinforcing earlier findings that reproductive healthcare access increases economic opportunity for women.

Will Hackman

McCourt Student Attends UN Climate Conference McCourt Student Attends UN Climate Conference

McCourt student Will Hackman traveled to Bonn, Germany earlier this month to attend the United Nations climate conference, COP 23. 

Professor Shay Bilchik

McCourt Expert Shares Insights on Juvenile Justice as Part of Delegation to China

Earlier this month, Professor Shay Bilchik, founder and director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy,  joined a U.S. delegation to China to exchange ideas with Chinese Court officials on the operation of juvenile justice systems.

President Clinton

Bill Clinton: 'America Won't Be America Anymore' if Us Versus Them Mentality Continues

Former President William J. Clinton (SFS’68) warned about the dangers of Americans having an “us versus them” mentality during a keynote address yesterday at Georgetown.

McCourt Prof. E.J. Dionne moderated the discussion with Brooks after the lecture

National Unity Focus of NYT Columnist David Brooks’ Georgetown Talk

New York Times columnist David Brooks explored how America might restore a sense of national unity in America during the 2018 Whittington Lecture Feb. 15 at Georgetown.


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