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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

  • GU Politics
    GU Politics Introduces New Fellows

    Top Republican and Democratic consultants, a leading political journalist, and a first lady round out GU Politics spring, 2018 Fellows class.

  • Pre- K
    Pre-K Program Benefits Last Into Middle School, New Study Finds

    Positive effects of pre-K programs are detectable as late as middle school, according to a new study published today by two Georgetown professors.

  • Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil 2016 Bipartisan Index
    Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil New Bipartisan Index Rankings of All U.S. Senators

    The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of all members of Congress, completing the picture of the 114th Congress (2015-2016). The non-partisan tool indicates the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines.

  • Baker
    Students to Develop Policy Solutions for Underserved Communities with Baker Innovation Award

    Students from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy will tackle issues affecting the refugee, LGBTQ+, low-income, and incarcerated communities thanks to an award from the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance.

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    Access to Reproductive Care Improves Economic Outcomes for Women

    This month, McCourt Professor Adriana Kugler and her colleagues published a new report with the Center for American Progress, reinforcing earlier findings that reproductive healthcare access increases economic opportunity for women.

  • McCourt Student Attends UN Climate Conference
    McCourt Student Attends UN Climate Conference

    McCourt student Will Hackman traveled to Bonn, Germany earlier this month to attend the United Nations climate conference, COP 23. Hackman, a second-year MPP candidate, is very passionate about energy and environmental policy. COP 23 is the third climate conference Hackman has attended with the support of Professor Joanna Lewis at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

  • McCourt Expert Shares Insights on Juvenile Justice as Part of Delegation to China
    McCourt Expert Shares Insights on Juvenile Justice as Part of Delegation to China

    Earlier this month, Professor Shay Bilchik, founder and director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, joined a U.S. delegation to China to exchange ideas with Chinese Court officials on the operation of juvenile justice systems. He was formally invited by the People's Republic of China's Supreme Court and the Dui Hua Foundation.

  • Bill Clinton: 'America Won't Be America Anymore' if Us Versus Them Mentality Continues
    Bill Clinton: 'America Won't Be America Anymore' if Us Versus Them Mentality Continues

    Former President William J. Clinton (SFS’68) warned about the dangers of Americans having an “us versus them” mentality during a keynote address yesterday at Georgetown.

  • Harlem Internet Access
    McCourt Professor Awarded Grant to Address Digital Divide in Harlem

    McCourt School Professor Sheila Foster, along with her colleagues at Fordham University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Arizona, were recently awarded a $1 million grant by the National Science Foundation's Smart and Connected Communities division.

  • George Akerlof
    An Original Thinker

    George Akerlof's book, "Phishing for Phools," co-authored with Yale University's Robert Shiller, was published in September 2015 by Princeton University. This book gives new understanding of morality in markets, and also for the appropriate roles of the public and the private sector.