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McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking

McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking

March 20, 2018

Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy ranked 23rd in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Public Affairs Schools Ranking, which provide one rating of the academic quality of the 282 schools of public affairs and public administration in the U.S. The U.S. News Public Affairs rankings is based solely on a peer assessment survey. The McCourt School score of 3.6 remained unchanged from the 2016 ranking..

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McCourt News Items

    28 Georgetown Alumni Serving in the 116th Congress

    More than two dozen Georgetown alumni were sworn into the 116th Congress Jan. 3, continuing Georgetown’s long legacy of alumni serving the public. A total of 28 alumni, who represent 21 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will take the oath of office in the U.S. House of Representatives (21) and Senate (7).

  • McCourt Faculty Named to AEI’s Edu-Scholar Influence Rankings

    Congratulations to McCourt professor Nora E. Gordon and McCourt affiliated professor Jane Hannaway, who have both been named to the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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    MDI’s Laila Wahedi Wins Data Challenge on Russian Trolls

    Dr. Laila Wahedi, MDI’s Postdoc Fellow, won an award for her work on Russian trolls at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) North American Social Network (NASN) Conference held in Washington, DC on November 27-30.

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    Large-scale Climate Data Workshops

    Last month, the Massive Data Institute (MDI) completed its Data Workshop series that was offered throughout the fall semester. In collaborating with the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI), MDI put together a two-part series titled “Large Scale Analysis of Climate and Land Cover Data,” to explore climate and land cover data.

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    Using Big Data to Enhance Local Democracy

    Brian J. McCabe, an Associate Professor in Georgetown’s Department of Sociology, partnered with Jennifer Heerwig, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, is using his MDI Seed Grant to conduct research on an innovative new campaign finance program - the Democracy Voucher program - in Seattle, Washington.

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    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (MPP’94) Elected to Lead House Democratic Caucus

    Congratulations to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who was elected to the House Democratic Caucus chairmanship, the fifth most senior leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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    Six McCourters Selected for Prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship

    Congratulations to the six McCourt students and alumni selected as Presidential Management Fellows Finalists for the class of 2019.

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    McCourt Student Leads First Sample-Based Election Observation in U.S. History

    Ben Mindes (MPP ‘19) founded the Observe D.C. initiative to provide the first representative data about the quality of election administration in Washington, D.C. Observers piloted a sample-based election observation (SBO) effort during the D.C. general elections on November 6, 2018.

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    Somefin in the Water: The Bottlenose Dolphins of the Potomac

    MDI Seed Grant Spotlight: Janet Mann. To conduct their research, Mann and her team head out onto the water with their camera and small skiff, Ahoya, to track the Potomac dolphins.

  • Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank
    World Bank CEO Discusses the Future of Work

    The McCourt School welcomed Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank, as our 2018-19 Whittington Lecturer. Dr. Georgieva delivered a lecture titled “The Future of Work,” on Thursday, November 1, 2018.