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Voting Innovations in Washington State

By Charlotte Hill (MPP ‘17) It seems poetic that the antithesis of Washington, DC’s political corruption and ineptitude can be found in Washington State, 2,493 miles away. Maybe the physical distance between the two jurisdictions helps Washington State’s legislators resist politics as usual. Ma… More

Alithea McFarlane’s MPP ‘18 Commencement Speech

Good morning everyone. I want to start by thanking you, my peers, not only for selecting me to be your commencement speaker, but for giving me the opportunity to do one more 32-hour project, because after submitting my APA at 1:30 in the morning on Friday, I definitely thought to myself, “yeah I could do an… More

Conversations Across the Divide

by Dan Lindheim, Faculty Director for the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement and  Assistant Professor of Practice On March 20, a public conversation took place on campus between Goldman Professor Robert B. Reich and Heritage foundation economist Stephen Moore, an economic advisor to President Don… More

Exit, voice and loyalty for graduation speakers

This is an edited excerpt from remarks by Dean Henry Brady on Monday, May 14, at the graduation ceremonies for the Goldman School of Public Policy Public policy analysis deals with the hard problems faced in the public and non-profit sectors where we must bring political values to bear in the most effective way t… More