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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

  • CHIR
    CHIR Expert Sabrina Corlette Testifies before U.S. Senate Roundtable on Small Business Health Care

    On July 7, Senator Enzi and Senator Sanders convened a roundtable discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing small businesses and their efforts to offer affordable, high quality health care for their employees. The Senators are chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security.

  • Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil 2016 Bipartisan Index
    McCourt School, Lugar Center Launch Bipartisan Index

    The index measures how often a member of Congress introduces bills that succeed in attracting co-sponsors from members of the other party, and how often they co-sponsor a bill introduced from across the aisle.

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    Congressman Lewis Gives Commencement Speech

    Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) received an honorary degree from Georgetown and served as the keynote speaker at the McCourt School’s 2015 commencement ceremony on May 14. Lewis, who 50 years ago led 600 civil rights protestors across the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the historic “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, used his commencement address to encourage McCourt graduates to “use our resources to help out those who have been left behind.”

  • Senator Durbin
    Sen. Durbin Delivers Whittington Lecture

    In this year’s Whittington Lecture, Senator Richard Durbin said that the concepts of government and public policy are at risk in the current political environment.

  • Public Policy OUT event
    Public Policy OUT Hosts Annual Networking Dinner

    Public Policy OUT, the McCourt School's LGBT policy issues group, hosted its most successful networking dinner ever, with more than 60 students and alumni in attendance.

  • President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
    Infrastructure Conference Hosts World Leaders

    The student-led McCourt School Policy Conference hosted local and world leaders for their 21st annual event, “Infrastructure as a Path to Development.”

  • Senator Orrin Hatch
    Senator Orrin Hatch Discusses Tax Reform

    The McCourt School, in partnership with the law firm Arent Fox, hosted Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for a speech on tax policy and the prospects for tax reform in the 114th Congress.

  • McCourt School Hosts Argentinian Delegation
    McCourt School Hosts Argentinian Delegation

    The McCourt School of Public Policy, the Latin American Policy Association, and the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies were proud to host La Fundación Red de Acción Política (RAP) for their 2015 symposium “International Introduction of Argentina: Challenges and Opportunities.” The delegation featured a group of 30 politicians and 20 senior business leaders from Argentina.

  • Edunomics Lab
    Edunomics Lab Tackles Education Cost Structures in Research Series

    Edunomics Lab, the McCourt School’s Seattle-based research center devoted to exploring and modeling complex education finance decisions, recently released a series of research papers and briefs on cost structures of human capital systems in education.

  • FBI Head Visits McCourt School
    FBI Head Visits McCourt School

    Law enforcement must acknowledge a tainted past in terms of racial bias, Director James B. Comey told a Georgetown audience on February 13, 2015.