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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

  • McCourt Supports Students Working in Development, Social Impact, and Climate Change

    The McCourt School is thrilled to support our students through the Fund for Student Excellence, which provides financial assistance to students who are advancing their careers with substantive and meaningful internships that are unpaid.

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    CCF's Tricia Brooks Appointed to MACPAC

    The McCourt School of Public Policy congratulates the Center for Children and Families (CCF) Senior Fellow Tricia Brooks on her appointment to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

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    McCourt Mourns the Loss of Alice Rivlin

    The McCourt School of Public Policy mourns the loss of Alice M. Rivlin, a visiting professor at the McCourt and our predecessor the Georgetown Public Policy Institute from 2003 to 2016.

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    Satellite Imagery and GIS Software

    This past month, the Massive Data Institute (MDI) collaborated with the School of Foreign Service (SFS) to organize a two-day workshop on Satellite Imagery and GIS software.

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    McCourt Remembers Statesman, Bipartisan Leader Richard Lugar

    The McCourt School of Public Policy mourns the loss of former Senator Richard Lugar, who died peacefully on April 28, 2019. Lugar served as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975, and six terms as a U.S. Senator from Indiana, making him the longest serving senator in Indiana history.

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    Poor in Rural India Prefer Public Health Services to Cash Transfers

    A study by two Georgetown professors and a World Bank senior economist shows that residents of rural Bihar, India, prefer public health services and infrastructure improvements to direct cash transfers.

  • Peter Marra
    Leading Smithsonian Scientist to Direct Georgetown Environment Initiative

    Peter Marra, a leading environment and conservation expert, has been named director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the Laudato Si’ Chair in Biology and the Environment and professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy.

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    Latin American Policy Students to Tackle Corruption at Omnia Conference

    The Latin American Policy Association (LAPA) at McCourt seeks to disseminate knowledge and awareness about Latin American issues and policies among the Georgetown community, in addition to advancing the interests of Latin American students in the McCourt School and in the larger D.C. community.

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    Seven McCourters Tackle Migration in Policy Simulation

    The McCourt School was proud to serve as a host site for the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—was called Host Nations: A Refugee Simulation.

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    Students Address Community Health, Food Insecurity, and Other Issues Affecting Low-Income Washingtonians

    This spring, the 5th annual Georgetown Public Policy Challenge tasked graduate students with developing innovative policy solutions to address local or regional issues in the Washington, D.C. area. Graduate students from across disciplines on the Hilltop came together to present ideas for fixing local policy problems. Each team made a 10-minute presentation to to a panel of judges in the preliminary round, and five teams advanced to the finals, which took place on Friday, March 22nd.