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The Georgetown Public Policy Student Association (GPPSA) serves as the student government at the McCourt School of Public Policy. Our mission is to facilitate communication and collaboration among students, administrators, and faculty as well as to enhance the academic, social, and professional experiences of McCourt students. Questions? Comments? Let us know!

GPPSA News

February 17, 2016
  • Book Talk: Alec Ross, The Industries of the Future

    When: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Where: Old North 205

    Please join the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Masters of Science in Foreign Service in celebrating the release of Alec Ross’s new book, The Industries of the Future. While Alec was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. Alec explains what’s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and how we can navigate them. Reception with light refreshments and book sale to follow. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-industries-of-the-future-book-talk-with-alec-ross-tickets-21239703525

February 18, 2016
  • Green Screen: Sustainable Film Night with McCourt E&E

    When: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Where: Old North Student Lounge

    Join the McCourt Energy & Environmental Policy group for pizza, a screening of a short film by member Amy Richards, and a discussion afterwards with a representative from the Georgetown Environment Initiative and the Georgetown Office of Sustainability.

February 19, 2016
  • Volunteer at DC Central Kitchen

    When: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Where: DC Central Kitchen, 425 2nd St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

    Do some meal prep with your fellow McCourters! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/forms/d/1akhQ7YQ4jSHYFqZ1N6tDCNiQ28PQRZeoM4UKCpxrfGc/viewform

  • 100 Days to Commencement!

    When: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join GPPSA for 100 days to commencement on Fri, Feb 19th from 5-7pm! We'll do a toast at 5:30pm for all graduating students, unofficial class photos and have a Georgetown-themed photo booth!

February 24, 2016
  • Write Letters to Our Troops

    When: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Where: Old North Student Lounge

    Send a smile to one of our currently deployed service members. Join us in the student lounge as we write letters to our troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. There will be lots of good cheer and snacks!

February 25, 2016
  • Discussion with Jennifer Bradley, Director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute

    When: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Where: Old North 205

    Join the McCourt Policy Innovation Lab Thursday, February 25th for a conversation about urban innovation with Jennifer Bradley, the founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute. Jennifer was previously a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, where she co-authored the book "The Metropolitan Revolution" with Bruce Katz. Jennifer has worked extensively on the challenges and opportunities of older industrial cities, and has co-authored major economic turnaround strategies for Ohio and Michigan. A former attorney, Jennifer co-authored Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases that affirmed the constitutional powers of local governments and secured greater environmental protections, including the landmark case, Massachusetts v. EPA. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/527600837401963/

  • McCourt Conference Policy Gallery & Reception

    When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Where: Georgetown University main campus

    The 22nd annual McCourt Policy Conference kicks off with a pre-conference reception where participants will have the opportunity to join in and choose from a series of intimate, facilitated discussions with industry professionals and current movers and shakers in the policy world. Learn more: http://www.mccourt-conference.org/

February 26, 2016
  • (R)Evolution of the Global Economy: Conflict and Collaboration in the 21st Century - 2016 McCourt Policy Conference

    When: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Where: Georgetown University Main Campus

    Each year, the students of McCourt School of Public Policy collaborate to organize a conference to discuss pressing and complex policy issues. The conference attracts prominent academics and policymakers as speakers, and a diverse audience from the nation’s top policy schools, non-profits, and government organizations. This year's topic is "(R)Evolution of the Global Economy: Conflict and Collaboration in the 21st Century." Learn more: http://www.mccourt-conference.org/

February 29, 2016
March 3, 2016