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…

The Media and Mass Shootings: How Coverage Shapes National Debates and Actions

The United States’ relationship with firearms is difficult to characterize and quantify. A complex, intersectional network shapes our national discourse: history, geography, media coverage and consumption, political parties, rates of gun violence, religion, mental health attitudes, and many more dynamics influence how individuals view and react to gun-related events. Americans have a unique historical relationship…

Interview with Marlon Marshall

Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with current GU Politics Fellow and former Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marlon Marshall. The two talk about building grassroots movements, putting policy into action, and communicating complex policy proposals to the public.

Interview with Jen Psaki

Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with former White House Communications Director and current GU Politics Fellow, Jen Psaki. They cover social media, disruption in traditional communication venues, data driven policy, and the merits of using data in communications.

The Many Faces of the Antiquities Act

A brief description of the many ways one piece of federal land management legislation has been implemented The Act The Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities is a century-old land management law giving the President of the United States the authority to designate “objects of historic or scientific interest” on federal lands as national…

Interview with Grover Norquist

GPPR’s Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with GU Politics fellow and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist. The two talk about international free trade agreements, the U.S. economy, strategies for growth, and immigration. We also get a look into the topics that will be covered in Mr. Norquist’s weekly discussion group…

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,…

Boosting Private Sector Confidence in Chinese Public-Private Partnerships

Since late 2013, the Chinese Central Government has been promoting and developing Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to stimulate the economic growth. PPPs leverage private sector capital, efficiency, and innovation, while mitigating the pressures of local governments’ constrained budgets. So far, progress has been slow. Among the 7,721 projects recorded under the official PPP Comprehensive Information Platform…