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Articles by Derrek Chung

Derrek Chung is a first-year MPP student at the McCourt School of Public Policy. Originally, from Chicago, Illinois, Derrek is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his B.A.in Government immediately prior to attending Georgetown. Alongside being a student at McCourt, Derrek is also a Pablo Eisenberg Public Interest Fellow at the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. As a part of that fellowship, Derrek works at the Center for Community Change as a member of their public policy team, where he focuses primarily on issues affecting national safety net programs. Derrekā€™s policy interests revolve around advancing racial equity and promoting policies that help strengthen the political and economic power of low-income communities of color.

Motivations Unearthed: Re-Contextualizing the War in Afghanistan

The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, fundamentally reshaped our nation. The American psyche was left bruised and battered, leading United States foreign policy to take a decisive turn. As sadness turned to scorn, Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), providing legislative authorization for the War on Terror. On October…