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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

  • U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
    Lynch Talks Criminal, Social Justice During 'Exit Interview' Series

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch talked to members of the university community about criminal and social justice yesterday during a conversation series focusing on the political and policy issues that have shaped the nation during the Obama Administration.

  • D4SG
    Georgetown Effort Advises Next Administration on Driving Government Innovation

    Nearly 300 scholars and leaders from across the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors gathered at Georgetown on to explore how the next presidential administration can institutionalize innovation in federal policymaking.

  • Justice Department, FBI, DEA Heads Speak at Opioid Addiction Event
    Justice Department, FBI, DEA Heads Speak at Opioid Addiction Event

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and Chuck Rosenberg, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), spoke at Georgetown last night during a screening of the documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.

  • Labor Secretary Perez Lecture Calls for Diversity and Shared Prosperity
    Labor Secretary Perez Lecture Calls for Diversity and Shared Prosperity

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez made an impassioned appeal to Georgetown students last night to help ensure an inclusive and prosperous economy and society for all Americans.

  • Immigrant father and child
    Immigrants to America Become Less Healthy Over Time, Professor Says

    The longer immigrants stay in America, the less healthy they become, according to a recently published study in Economics and Human Biology by McCourt School of Public Policy Adriana Kugler and a colleague from Dalhousie university.

  • Susan Rice Speaks on Foreign Policy
    Susan Rice Speaks on Foreign Policy

    Rice’s talk was the first of a six-part series, sponsored by the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics), that is designed to explore policy successes and challenges in the current administration and give advice to the next president.

  • The panel on Faith, Anger, and Trust in Campaign 2016, convened by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and
    Journalists Explore Impact of Anger, Trust and Faith in 2016 Election

    Journalists who cover religion and politics for PBS, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and other media gathered at Georgetown to talk about how anger, trust and faith factor into the 2016 presidential election.

  • Hanna Abou-El-Seoud
    MPM Student Hanna Abou-El-Seoud Receives Government Relations Fellowship

    The Bryce Harlow Foundation, which provides professional growth opportunities for individuals pursuing careers in government relations and advocacy in Washington, D.C., recently announced that Master of Policy Management (MPM) student Hanna Abou-El-Seoud was selected among its 2016-17 class of Bryce Harlow Fellows.

  • President Obama
    Georgetown to Host Interview Series on Obama Presidency

    The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at the McCourt School of Public Policy, will host a series of events from September through January 2017 centered on the political and policy record of Barack Obama’s presidency.

  • Amir H Jilani (MPP ’16)
    Winning McCourt Thesis Connects Party Affiliation and Employment Outcomes in India

    A faculty committee at the McCourt School of Public Policy this summer awarded its 2016 MPP Thesis Prize to recent graduate Amir H Jilani (MPP ’16) for his distinguished research into whether politician identity and party affiliation of legislators affects employment and welfare outcomes for minorities in India.