Considering the Millennium Challenge: Graduate Workshop Explores Global Poverty

Jan 18, 2017
Published by: Mel Policicchio
Princeton University’s fall break offers students a week away from the classroom, and Woodrow Wilson School graduate students enrolled in a policy workshop use the time to travel the globe researching real-world policy and observing practical application of the lessons they’ve learned on campus. In fall 2016, students in Ethan Kapstein’s graduate policy workshop focused on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The class, “Ensuring the Long...
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Alumna Connects Women’s Health Community with Innovative Solutions

Jan 13, 2017
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
Meg Wirth has focused on women’s health policy since 1998, when she graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School with a Master in Public Affairs degree. Using the grounding the Wilson School provided her in demography and health policy, she gained experience through initiatives funded by epicenters of policy. Wirth has monitored and evaluated a USAID-funded Safe Motherhood initiative in Indonesia and co-authored the United Nation’s Millennium...
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Politics & Polls #26: “Indivisible” Featuring Ezra Levin & Angel Padilla

Jan 12, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Since the election, Democrats have struggled with how to respond to a Donald Trump presidency. But one group is starting to get some traction - the authors of an online guide that is going viral: “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” Originally posted as a Google document, the guide was co-written by former Congressional staffers Ezra Levin and Angel Padilla, who both received their Master in Public Affairs from ...

Politics & Polls #25: What Does the Declaration of Independence Really Tell Us Today?

Dec 27, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
Should the government play a major or minor role in the lives of American citizens? This core question resurfaces during each election and continues to divide the political parties. It turns out that this argument is not new. In his newest book, Yale historian Steve Pincus challenges those who argue that the Declaration of Independence should be used for political guidance today, saying it’s in favor of limited government. Pincus shows that the...
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Politics & Polls #24: Draining the Swamp?

Dec 20, 2016
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
Polarization was a strong undercurrent to the 2016 presidential election, powerfully affecting the electorate and politics. Looking toward President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, those same divisions remain clear. As Trump builds his team, the nation is beginning to see the outlines of a Trump administration - one that fits well with congressional Republicans.  */ In their first live recording of Politics & Polls, professors...

‘Community Swell’ Needed to Address Racial Justice and Policing in America

Dec 16, 2016
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
More than two years after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the fraught relationship between law enforcement and African Americans continues to spark controversy and calls for action. This tension — and how to address the divide between communities and the police — were examined at a policy forum held Friday, Dec. 9, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The daylong forum, "From...

Politics & Polls #23: Democrats in Trump’s America

Dec 13, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been considerable debate about what the Democratic party should do next. While some Democrats argue for an openness to cooperation, others insist there isn’t room for compromise given Trump’s views on race and individual rights.   In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview one of the most powerful voices in this debate: Jamelle Bouie.   In his writing, Bouie...

2017 Application Wrap-up

Dec 9, 2016
As you put the final touches on your applications to the MPA, MPP and Ph.D. programs, be sure to review the application tips recently posted to the admissions blog. For your reference, the links are posted below.   Getting In Policy Memo Writing Tips What Counts as Relevant Work Experience? 2017 Application Countdown, Part 1 - Letters of Recommendation 2017 Application Countdown, Part 2 - Personal Statement 2017 Application Countdown, Part 3 -...

Politics & Polls #22: Trump & the Supreme Court

Dec 7, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Linda Greenhouse about how a Trump presidency may affect the U.S. Supreme Court. Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and writes a biweekly column on law. She’s the author of several books, including,...

2017 Application Countdown, Part 6 - Coming Back to School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Dec 7, 2016
Perhaps you are thinking about coming back to school after working full-time for a number of years. Maybe you’ve been in the for-profit sector and want to pivot to the public sector. Or maybe you are already in the public sector and want to hone your skills. Whatever the case, you may be wondering whether returning to school is the right move, and if so, whether the Woodrow Wilson School is the right place for you. I was in your shoes at this...
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