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Posts from May 2015

Internship at CFPB

by Felix Owusu (MPP '15)

Felix Owusu with former MA Congressman Barney Frank, who co-authored the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I came to the Goldman School to develop my skills in quantitative policy research while gaining experience designing, resea… More

Equipped to Lead

In the summer of 2009, a North Korean ship containing illicit cargo departed from its territorial waters, seemingly headed for Myanmar (Burma), possibly before transfer to the Middle East. Delivery of the cargo would have been in clear violation of several United Nations Security Council resolutions. As Assis… More

Inside the Beltway

Goldman School alumni reflect on careers in DC, the role of policy analysis, and the importance of networks.

The story of how Farhat Popal (MPP '09) got to DC is a lesson in persistence and the importance of networks. In 2010, she was working in the auditor’s office for the City of San Diego. She knew she wanted to do Afghanistan-related work, but had no active leads in DC. She reached out to friends and GSPP a… More

Another Chance for Teens

by David Kirp

The conventional wisdom among social scientists is that there’s little payoff in investing in troubled teenagers. As the University of Chicago economist James J. Heckman argued in 2011, “we overinvest in attempting to remediate the problems of disadvantaged adolescents and underinvest in… More