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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.


A History of Sexual Harassment in the United States

This month, a number of women came forward with allegations that Donald Trump had sexually assaulted them, making sexually suggestive remarks and touching them in a sexual manner without their consent. Responses to these allegations varied largely along party lines, with supporters of Donald Trump dismissing the claims as fabricated and questioning why these women…

Interview with Senator Michael Brown

GPPR’s Senior Interview Editor, Kevin Barsaloux, talks with one of DC’s shadow senators, Michael Brown. The two talk about the DC statehood movement, the new State of New Columbia constitution, the effects of DC statehood, and the process of achieving statehood. Read GPPR’s companion piece, New Columbia, to learn even more about the DC statehood movement…

New Columbia

The fight for DC statehood may have finally reached a tipping point As the young United States of America emerged from the shadow of its Revolutionary War and took its first steps as a new nation, the momentum to expand beyond thirteen former colonies took on an immediate urgency. In 1796 Tennessee applied to become…

Interview with Secretary Thomas Perez

Editor-in-Chief Justin Goss sits down with very special surprise guest, Secretary Thomas Perez of the U.S. Department of Labor. They discuss the jobs numbers post-recession, government’s response to the gig economy, and the importance of creating more post-secondary education opportunities. Be sure to subscribe to the Georgetown Public Policy Review Podcast on iTunes for more great…