Anyone who voted in the District of Columbia last year might have seen one of the volunteers for a new project, Observe D.C. The first-ever sample-based election observation project in the United States, Observe D.C. was the brainchild of Ben Mindes (MPP’19), a recent McCourt graduate.
For the first time in Georgetown history, students will have the opportunity to register to vote – almost exactly a year before the 2020 presidential election – at the same time they register for classes.
Seeing an opportunity to help D.C. taxpayers, Peter Nouhan (MPP ’19) founded a program to train Washington, D.C., high school students to facilitate free tax preparation for low- and middle-income workers, many of whom miss out on thousands of dollars in unclaimed tax credits every year.
The McCourt School is thrilled to support our students through the Fund for Student Excellence, which provides financial assistance to students who are advancing their careers with substantive and meaningful internships that are unpaid.
The McCourt School was proud to serve as a host site for the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—was called Host Nations:…
The Latin American Policy Association (LAPA) at McCourt seeks to disseminate knowledge and awareness about Latin American issues and policies among the Georgetown community, in addition to advancing the interests of Latin American students in the McCourt School and in the larger D.C. community.
Last week, the Massive Data Institute held its second two-day data workshop that focused on teaching students, faculty, and staff about how to conduct network analysis in Python. Led by Dr. Laila Wahedi, MDI Fellow, the workshops taught network construction, descriptive analysis, adding network variables to regression analyzes, and basic…
Automation, and the threat it poses to workers, has become an incredibly salient issue for policy experts in the U.S. and around the world. Among the think tanks tackling this issue is New America, whose Work, Workers and Technology Program strives to add a human context to discussions of automation.