The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural class of McCourt Fellows. The McCourt Scholars program was made possible by a generous gift from Georgetown alumnus Frank McCourt (C '75), allowing the School to recruit the most promising future policy makers and practitioners whose background, experience, and academic excellence qualify them for this prestigious award.
This fall the McCourt School will offer a new graduate degree- the Executive Master of Policy Leadership. The EMPL program will develop and enhance students’ leadership skills and knowledge to address public policy issues and problems.
McCourt School Professor Beryl Radin is the recipient of the 2014 Routledge Award from the International Research Society for Public Management. The award recognizes Radin for her public service and excellence in public management research topics such as performance indicators, administrative reform, accountability, and leadership.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew (L’83), the school's commencement speaker, told the graduates that their generation could be the ones to overcome the cloud of negativity and distrust that people have toward the federal government.
Men earn more than women in almost all of the 112 occupations for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes weekly full-time earnings data for both women and men, according to new research by Ariane Hegewisch and McCourt student Stephanie Keller Hudiburg of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).
Concerns about privacy and the use of huge data sets can be addressed through a coalition of academics and other stakeholders, Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen told a Georgetown audience today.