The McCourt School of Public Policy conferred its first Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award upon Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, during a ceremony at the school’s 2017 LEAD Conference.
During a study session on race and voting rights facilitated by McCourt Fellow Matthew Colangelo, guest speaker Julie Fernandes, who is Advocacy Director for Voting Rights and Democracy at Open Society Foundations, described how political power is at the heart of the policy debate surrounding voter access.
A cohort of 23 McCourt students from ten different countries spent their spring break in Mexico, immersed in the country’s civic discourse and exploring the many political, economic, and cultural ties between Mexico and the United States.
Four students from the McCourt School and McDonough School of Business teamed up to answer a call for large-scale solutions to the global refugee crisis. They were among a select group chosen from a pool of tens of thousands of applications to present in Dubai their proposal before a committee representing the Hult Prize, the world’s foremost social enterprise competition.
With economic and social disillusionment profoundly reshaping political landscapes in the U.S., Europe, and around the world, the 2017 McCourt Policy Conference arrived last week with an important theme: feeling left behind.
Innovative approaches are required to overcome the increasingly fragmented aid architecture systems in development, said two leading practitioners who visited McCourt to discuss with students their new book on the topic.