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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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  • View of Seattle, Washington - Featuring The Space Needle, an observation tower & landmark of the Pacific Northwest
    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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    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.

  • hakeemjeffries
    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.

  • PMF 2019 Fellows
    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.

  • pod of bottlenose dolphins in the Potomac River
    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.

  • Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python classroom photo of Laila Wahedi and student
    Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python

    This October, MDI offered two workshops on “Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python,” which focused on helping attendees learn how to manipulate data in Python for their research.

  • Amy O'Hara
    MDI Welcomes Data Governance and Integration Expert Amy O’Hara

    The Massive Data Institute (MDI) at the McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome data governance, data integration, and privacy expert Dr. Amy O’Hara. Dr. O’Hara joins MDI as a Research Professor and Co-Director of U.S. Census Research Data Center (RDC) at Georgetown University.

  • Georgieva
    World Bank CEO to Deliver Whittington Lecture

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

  • Alex
    Whittington Scholar Passionate About Environmental Justice

    The Whittington Scholarship is a prestigious award given to a second-year McCourt student who excels academically and displays a strong commitment to serving their community. This year, our deserving winner is Alex Brillman (MPP ‘20).