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Georgetown Public Policy Review

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Georgetown Public Policy Review is the McCourt School of Public Policy’s nonpartisan, graduate student-run publication. Our mission is to provide an outlet for innovative new thinkers and established policymakers to offer perspectives on the politics and policies that shape our nation and our world.


Lessons Learned at COP22

From November 7–18, four Hoyas represented Georgetown at the United Nations climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco (aka COP22 or simply COP): undergraduate International Politics Major Summer Lyle-Holmes and McCourt School of Public Policy graduate students Laqiqige “Judy” Zhu, Zhihong “Helen” Han, and Will Hackman. Year after year alarm bells are rung by the scientific,…

Revitalizing America’s Distressed Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods have acted as the bedrock of American society for hundreds of years. As our closest social environments, they can shape how people interact and contribute within society. If properly invested in, they can be epicenters for upward mobility for families and small businesses. Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods across America falling short of their full…

Interview with James Barbour

GPPR’s Jason Berger and Christian Conroy have a pre-election chat with Mr. James Barbour, the Spokesperson and Head of Public Diplomacy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. the group talks about trade, trade deals, populism, and the importance of a strong EU-US relationship.

Five Things to Follow during the U.N. Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Several members of the Georgetown University community will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference which began Monday, November 7th. In collaboration with McCourt’s Energy and Environment Association, GPPR will be bringing you reporting and analysis from the conference. Climate change. It’s a thing we all kind of know something about but maybe it’s a long…

Interview with Governor Martin O’Malley

Senior Online Editor Shane McCarthy and Associate Interview Editor Jason Berger sit down to talk with former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore, Martin O’Malley. The group talks about this year’s election, performance metrics for public managers, climate change, green energy, immigration policy, and labor. Make sure to subscribe to the GPPR Podcast on iTunes.