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Welcome to the fall 2018  edition of The Policy Memo, the e-newsletter for alumni of the McCourt School of Public Policy.  The Policy Memo  is a joint venture of the McCourt School Office of Communications and the McCourt School Alumni Board.
McCourt School NewsNEWS
Meet our New Dean: Economist and Anti-Poverty Scholar Dr. Maria Cancian

Dr. Cancian, an economist, has built a career as both a scholar and public servant across university administration and federal service. Her research on policy interactions with vulnerable populations positions her well to advance the public good as leader of the McCourt School.
Join us at the 2018 McCourt Holiday Party!

The McCourt School of Public Policy invites you and a guest to the Annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 7th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Leo J. O'Donovan Dining Hall. Please bring a new/unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive!
Alumni Board: Call for Nominations for 2019-2020 Term

All GPPI/McCourt alumni are eligible to serve on the McCourt School Alumni Board. Board members work with faculty, administration and students to advance our shared goal of making McCourt the nation's premier policy school.


Alumnus Hakeem Jeffries Elected to Lead House Democratic Caucus
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (MPP '94) was recently elected to the fifth-highest leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congratulations Hakeem!
Six McCourt Students and Alumni Named 2019 Presidential Management Fellows
The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) is designed to attract outstanding scholars to federal service. Out of 4,505 applicants for 2019, 351 were selected as finalists - and 6 finalists were members of the McCourt community! 

McCourt Student Leads Initiative to Conduct First-Ever Sample-Based Observation in U.S.
Ben Mindes (MPP '19) founded the Observe D.C. initiative to provide nonpartisan monitoring of the US election process, starting with a pilot in Washington, D.C. during the November midterms. His team did an excellent job, and we're looking forward to seeing the program grow!
World Bank CEO Delivers Whittington Lecture
The 2018-19 Whittington Lecture, "The Future of Work", was delivered by Dr. Kristalina Georgieva on November 1st. The lecture honoring GPPI faculty member Leslie Whittington touched on the World Bank's Human Capital Project, the changing nature of work, and the global need to adapt to climate change.

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