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Understanding the Gendered Impact of Drugs, Drug Policy and Drug Policy Enforcement

September 19, 2017

Last week SPP’s Global Policy Academy hosted an OSF-sponsored workshop on “Understanding the Gendered Impact of Drugs, Drug Policy and Drug Policy Enforcement.” As part of the workshop, a public panel discussion was led by Professor Julia Buxton on “Learning from the Latin American Experience: Policy and Advocacy Advancements for Incarcerated Female Drug Offenders.”

# I stand with CEU! Academicians and GLO Fellows debate at CEU in Budapest

September 12, 2017

Evidence-free policy making is on the move. This is a particular challenge for the relationship between scientists and policymakers. A workshop with a high-ranked panel of scientists in Budapest engaged in policy advice and policy-making was debating this in the face of the ongoing discussion about the future of the Central European University (CEU).

“Patronage, Trust and State Capacity: The Historical Trajectories of Clientelism,” wins best paper by Cristina Corduneanu-Huci

September 6, 2017

Cristina Corduneanu-Huci wins the 2017 Best Paper Award from the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association.

Corduneanu-Huci won the 2017 award for the best paper on Comparative Democratization presented at the previous year’s American Political Science Association convention, for her work with co-author Lenka Bustikova from Arizona State University. The article, “Patronage, Trust and State Capacity: The Historical Trajectories of Clientelism,” has appeared in World Politics in April 2017.

The Applied Policy Project: Bridging Classroom and Experiential Learning

May 29, 2017

Graduating MPA students (Class of 2015-17) shared experiences and lessons learned from their nine-month Applied Policy Projects (APP) during a day-long Expo on May 26. The Applied Policy Project is a nine-month engagement between student teams and an external client that enables students to bridge classroom and experiential learning in a consultancy style format that is supported by the Applied Policy Project director, a faculty advisor, and the client organization. It is an integral part of the two-year MPA program.

SPP Announces 2017-18 George Soros Visiting Chairs

May 22, 2017

"The George Soros Visiting Chair program has been invaluable to the School providing our students with the opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners and distinguished scholars,” commented School of Public Policy (SPP) Acting Dean Julia Buxton. In addition to teaching a two-credit elective course, George Soros Visiting Chairs also give a public lecture and advise students on their research projects.