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Welcome to the spring, 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 between the McCourt School Office of Communications and the McCourt School Alumni Board.
McCourt School NewsNEWS
New Faculty Memo
Prominent Scholars to Join McCourt School of Public Policy Faculty
A leading public management expert and a top figure in aging and survey research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs will become part of the faculty of Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy this fall.
McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking
Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy ranked 23rd in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs Schools Ranking.
Four McCourt Students Selected as Presidential Management Fellows
Three McCourt Students and an alumnus were selected as Presidential Management Fellows Finalists for the class of 2018.

Policy in Numbers: Quant for Non-Quants
Executive Institute Short Course
July 19-20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm                                    LEARN MORE

New McCourt School Poll Explores Americans' Lost Faith in Institutions
A new initiative aimed at building solutions for declining trust in institutions, greater political polarization and weakening support for democratic principles was announced at the McCourt School of Public Policy's annual LEAD conference.
McCourters Design Smart Policies in Costa Rica
Last month, McCourt students participated in global residency program in Costa Rica, to learn about the Costa Rican development model and policy challenges facing the country.

NY Times Columnist David Brooks Discusses Cultural Change
New York Times columnist David Brooks explored how we might restore a sense of national unity in America during the 2018 Whittington Lecture on Feb. 15 at Georgetown.
Army Students, McCourt Host Civilian-Military Leadership Forum
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen joined a panel discussion moderated by CNN contributor and McCourt School adjunct professor Paul Begala. 
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Second Annual McCourt School Alumni Open House

We had such a great time at our inaugural Alumni Open House last summer that we're doing it again!  Come back to see old friends and faculty, network with colleagues, and learn about what's happening on the Hilltop on Saturday, June 23.

This family-friendly, daytime event will be held on campus and include updates on the McCourt School, a panel of favorite McCourt faculty, and a BBQ lunch to follow.  More details to come!  

Please contact Sarah Hluchan ( ) or Briana Green ( bhg6 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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