Articles by Austin Szabo

Austin Szabo

Austin Kabbaz Szabo is an Executive Spring Editor for GPPR and designer of the Spring Edition website. Originally from Los Angeles, he is pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at the McCourt School in Georgetown. He has a B.A. in Political Science and Classical Civilizations from Loyola Marymount University, where he was a Senior Editor for Asia Media International and led the university's Archeology Center. He is currently working for the Vera Institute of Justice. He’s passionate about income inequality, women’s rights and socialism.


Disrupting your Month: The Spring Edition Edition

This Is Our Version of March Madness Welcome to the latest edition of Disrupting Your Month! This month is particularly disruptive, not because of anything happening in the wider world, like Trumpcare or something involving basketball (?), but because of what we are doing here at GPPR. We are extremely excited to invite you to…

Disrupting your Month: Executive Disorder

Living in a Trump World Welcome to the latest edition of Disrupting your Month, wherein I attempt to talk about the latest in Disruption news for as long as possible before breaking down and ranting about Donald Trump. Again. As I write to you from my partially-constructed bunker made up of discarded ‘Madam President’ paraphernalia,…

Disrupting your Year: A Look Back at 2016

2016 Was The Year of Disruption For better or worse, last year was all about our Spring Edition theme, Disruption. What started out as a theme for discussing fun and nerdy policy topics like labor and flying cars became something else entirely. As we merrily say goodbye to 2016 and stock up on canned goods and batteries for…

Disrupting Your Month: Disruptor-in-Chief Edition

This is not what we meant by ‘Disruption’ One month ago, in a stunning upset, Donald Trump was elected President. The historic and troubling nature of his victory warrants a special, yuge edition of Disrupting Your Month, where we discuss the policy implications of this uncharted era. Also in this edition is policy news about Airbnb…

Disrupting Your Week: Hurricane Surges, Extreme Beer Delivery, and DRM for Cars

This week, I will discuss everything that has been disrupted besides respect for democracy and political norms. Let’s keep things civil as we examine robot beer trucks, putting a price on disaster relief, government-backed French Uber, car DRM, and gentrification through delivery. Pricing Disaster Relief In an example of positive disruption, gig economy firms helped victims of…

Disrupting Your Month: Cars, Drones, Housing, and the Future of Work

Welcome to Disrupting your Month, where we gather news and interesting stories about Disruption, this year’s Spring Edition Theme. This is a part of a broader effort to keep discussing Disruption from now until we publish the Spring Edition. Keep an eye out for more content! A month ago, we announced our Spring Edition theme, Disruption….

Announcing the Spring 2017 Theme: Disruption

At the Georgetown Public Policy Review, we focus on tomorrow’s policy issues. In the 2016 Spring Edition, Post-Millennial, we discussed Millennials as entrepreneurs, workers, caregivers, and revolutionaries. Our next project focuses on the transforming global economy. Firms like Uber, Tesla, and Amazon, and their international counterparts, are disrupting the way we work, commute, produce, and…