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…

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…

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…

Unleashing Innovation in Latin America

Latin America is a region of untapped potential. Among the many factors transforming its configuration, rapid technology adoption and 163 million citizens—ages 15 to 29— are a promising combination for inclusive growth and development. On November 4, in a timely effort to discuss regional prospects and learn from the impact of innovations in the private,…

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.

New Series Introduction: International Trade

A little over a month ago we ran the series introduction on prescription drug pricing. This week we’d like to introduce you to our second initiative – international trade. During this past election cycle, the topic of international trade was front and center in President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign. For Mr. Trump, job loss in the…