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Welcome to the fall, 2017  edition of The Policy Memo, the e-newsletter for alumni of the McCourt School of Public Policy.  The Policy Memo  is a joint venture between the McCourt School Office of Communications and the McCourt School Alumni Board.
McCourt School NewsNEWS
Former President Bill Clinton
America Won't Be America Anymore' if Us Versus Them Mentality Continues
Former President William J. Clinton (SFS'68) warned about the dangers of Americans having an "us versus them" mentality during a keynote address at the Institute of Politics and Public Service.
McCourt Holiday Party
Annual Holiday Party
The McCourt School invites you and a guest to the Annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 1 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in the Atrium Ballroom at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Alumni Board Nominations
Alumni Board Nominations
Maintain you ties to the McCourt community by joining the McCourt School Alumni Board for the 2018-2019 term. All alumni are eligible, but the first step is to be nominated. Submit documents by Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00 PM EST to mccourtalumniboard@georgetown.edu.
Prof. Sheila Foster
McCourt Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
The McCourt School was thrilled to welcome four new full-time faculty members this fall: Sheila Foster, Eva Rosen, Laila Wahedi, and Wesley Joe, expanding McCourt's urban policy, security studies, and voting rights expertise.
Women in STEM
Complex Reasons Spur Women to Change STEM Majors
The triple threat of low grades, gender composition of a major and gender stereotypes are what compel undergraduate women to switch from a STEM major to another field, according to a new McCourt study.
Adela Amador
McCourt Students Selected as Bryce Harlow Fellows
     
Two McCourt students, Hanna Abou-El-Seoud (MPM'18) and Adela Amador (MPP'19), have been awarded the Bryce Harlow Fellowship for professional advocacy.
MDSPP Launch
McCourt's New Degree Program: Data Science for Public Policy
   
A unique curriculum at the intersection of data science and quantitative public policy analysis, the MS-DSPP equips graduates with cutting-edge computational, analytical, and leadership skills.
Mulvaney
The Trump Tax Reform Plan: A Conversation with OMB Director Mick Mulvaney
GU Politics hosted Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney for a discussion on the new Republican tax plan.

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