Trachtenberg School Newsletter
TSPPPA Research Seminar Series 
On Wednesday, February 22, Hongtao Yi from The Ohio State University was on campus discussing "A Network Exploration of Career Paths of Local Managers in the U.S. and China." You can explore some of Yi's research here.
Please join us for the next event on Friday, March 10, 10:30 am EST
"Impacts of State Paid Family Leave Policies for Older Workers with Spouses or Parents in Poor Health" with H. Elizabeth Peters from the Urban Institute, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population. Register here.
Dr. Bhavya Lal
You are Invited: Bromley Keynote Lecture
Dr. Bhavya Lal, NASA Assoc. Administrator
March 21, 2023, 5 pm EST 

Online via Zoom
and at 1957 E St NW, State Room, Washington DC 
Dr. Bhavya Lal, Associate Administrator at NASA Office of Technology, Policy and Strategy (OTPS) and a Trachtenberg 2012 PhD alumna, will talk about international and other policy challenges and opportunities as we endeavor to go to the Moon and then Mars. Before her current role, she was the acting chief of staff at NASA, directing the agency's transition under the administration of President Biden. Register Here.
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Eiko Strader
Dr. Eiko Strader Recognized as WFRN Featured Scholar
Dr. Eiko Strader was named the Work + Family Researchers Network's February 2023 Featured Scholar in recognition of her work "making significant advances in understanding work-family concerns"
Click here to read an interview with Eiko discussing her current research and more →
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Antwan Jones
Welcome Dr. Antwan Jones to the Trachtenberg Community
The Trachtenberg School is proud to announce that Dr. Antwan Jones has joined the program faculty as a field advisor for our doctoral program in the area of race and ethnicity. Dr. Antwan Jones is a Professor of Sociology and of Africana Studies at GW with a courtesy appointment in The Milken Institute School of Public Health. Receiving degrees from Duke University and Bowling Green State University, he has published research on various health outcomes. He focuses his research on the residential and neighborhood context in which individuals live to understand health disparities among marginalized populations. He is particularly interested in child obesity and adult cardiovascular outcomes. 
Working Paper: Transparency, Participation, and Responsiveness in Hong Kong Consultative Policymaking
Trachtenberg faculty member and Co-Director of the Regulatory Studies Center Steven Balla, Trachtenberg doctoral student Huang Chen, and GW political science doctoral student Yat To Yeung are collaborating on a working paper examining "the operation of the notice and comment process in Hong Kong, by collecting and analyzing information about hundreds of consultations conducted over a 25-year period." 
Learn more about their findings and international perspective here.
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Kahlenberg on Diversity in College Admissions
Trachtenberg Adjunct Professor Richard Kahlenberg recently penned an article in Slate arguing that in the wake of the Supreme Court affirmative action case, universities "should already be looking at a variety of new paths to diversity that don’t rely on race in order to preserve important gains in racial diversity won over the years." Kahlenberg posits that favoring economically disadvantaged students in admissions decisions could be the key.
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Alumni Corner  

TSPPPA alumna Rachel and her husband Honoré
TSPPPA alumna Rachel and her husband Honoré. Original image from CNN.
Alumna's Heartwarming Story on CNN 
This Valentine's Day month, we're happy to share TSPPPA alumna Rachel Décoste's story of finding happiness and love. On her first day exploring Benin as part of her ancestry discovery journey, Rachel asked a passerby for directions. Two weeks later, Rachel and the stranger, Honoré, were engaged. Within six months, they were married. Celebrate the season of love with this heartwarming story →
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Carsen Vissering
Alumnus Represented USA in Bobsled World Championships
Trachtenberg alumnus Carsten Vissering MPA '22 made his world championship debut in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Congratulations, Carsten! Read more on his inspiring Team USA story →
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As we continue the season of giving, if you would like to support the Trachtenberg School and its current and future students, you may do so here.
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