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Posts from March 2013

Alaska Shouldn’t Challenge Federal Gun Laws

by Alexei Painter (MPP Candidate '13)

As an Alaskan, I'm no stranger to guns - there was actually a shooting range in the basement of my elementary school (to be fair, it was closed during school hours). I've never had very strong feelings about the gun issue because I can see merit in both sides of the debate. That said, I think some gun ri… More

Ignite Inspires Young Women to Engage in Politics

Ignite Inspires Young Women to Engage in Politics

Fatimah Simmons (MPP '11) helps young women from low-income communities to become civically engaged and politically involved. She is the program director for Ignite, which sponsored the Tomorrow’s Women Leaders Today conference, drawing 150 promising young women from throughout the Bay Area. Read mo… More

How About Creating a National Energy Policy?

Jennifer Granholm at Ted 2013

by Helen Walters Kicking off the TED conference would be a daunting prospect for most, but Jennifer Granholm has tackled both nastier challenges and less friendly audiences in her time. After all, she is the former governor of Michigan, a state that, as the blurb to her book A Governor’s Story: The Fight f… More

Faculty: Solomon Hsiang

Soloman Hsiang studies how climate change affects people in the Caribbean, Central America, the Philippines, and around the world. This summer, he will join the faculty of the Goldman School.

You have a science and urban planning background. How did you come into the world of public policy? I know that because of my background, it might look like I “stumbled” into public policy — but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From the very start of my time as an undergraduate, I… More