April 2023

Five teams selected as finalists in the 2023 Public Policy Challenge

Projects among the five team finalists address issues related to migration, transportation and the opioid crisis. The Public Policy Challenge invites Georgetown graduate students of all academic disciplines to develop innovative policy solutions to issues facing residents of Washington, DC.

Ukrainian director general details digital transformation

Gulsanna Mamediieva, a Ph.D. candidate at Kyiv University and McCourt School research fellow, discussed the relationship between digital transformation and governance, and the future of democratization and anti-corruption efforts.

The future of free speech on the internet

Members of the Georgetown community joined the McCourt School’s Tech & Public Policy program for a discussion about the future of free speech on the internet with social media advocate and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.

McCourt student advancing human dignity and empathy 

Lydia Blandford (MPP’23) reflects on her journey to the McCourt School, the state of gender equality and the future of international development policy. Over the course of her childhood, moving around the world, Blandford came to understand the critical importance of dignity and empathy in public policy.