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Dominic Bearfield 
Rachel Emas
 TSPPPA New Faculty
We are delighted to share that two faculty will be joining us in the Fall. Both are coming from Rutgers University-Newark.
Professor Domonic Bearfield, PhD is a well-known, award-winning scholar of race, gender and public sector personnel management with work appearing in leading academic journals and a forthcoming book. He is an editor at Public Administration Review and is serving as the Commissioner for the accrediting body for the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), among other roles.   
Associate Teaching Professor Rachel Emas, PhD has research interests in the areas of sustainability, equitable urban food systems, public service pedagogy and equitable teaching practices. At Rutgers University-Newark, she served as Director of the Executive MPA, traditional MPA and Online MPA programs. Among other contributions, she will be advancing our MA in Environmental Resource Policy. 
M. Peregrine
J. Johnson
M. Jacobs
Virtual Panel Event: Strategic Governance for Not-for-Profit & Higher Education 
Friday, April 22, 2022, 9:00-10:30 am ET 
The COVID-19 pandemic compounded the significant and dynamic challenges Not-for-Profit and Higher Education organizations face in addressing a vast array of governance matters. Understanding critical issues, such as diversity, ESG initiatives, and the increased risk of litigation, and applying best practices in organizational governance will help ensure effective Board oversight and fulfillment of fiduciary responsibilities.
Please join GW's Trachtenberg School, members of Grant Thornton’s Not-for-Profit leadership team and our panel of Senior Executives and Board Members for their insights on current challenges and complexities debated within boardrooms and on how to best prepare for the post-pandemic new normal. The panelists are: 
Michael Peregrine Partner, McDermott Will & Emery; Counsel to Nonprofit and Health Care Organizations
Jermaine Johnson Regional President, PNC Bank; Finance Committee, March of Dimes
Madeleine Jacobs  President, Strategic Science; Former CEO, American Chemical Society: Board of Trustees, The George Washington University

Please RSVP to this complimentary event by Wednesday, April 13th
US News & World Report Rankings: TSPPPA #12 
We thank our peers for their recognition of us, as shown by Trachtenberg School being #12 in the U.S. News and World Report's reputational rankings for Best Public Affairs Schools. In addition to our rise in overall rank, we received top scores in nine speciality areas: 

International Global Policy & Management: 6th
Homeland Security and Emergency Management: 7th
Public Management & Leadership: 8th
Health Policy & Management: 9th
Public Finance & Budgeting: 11th
Public Policy Analysis: 17th
Non-Profit Management: 18th
Urban Policy: 18th
Social Policy: 20th

RSC April Events

In DC?  You are Invited!

  • Agile governance has the power to address society’s greatest challenges while seizing the full promise of innovation. Please join the George Washington University, the OECD, Business at OECD, the World Economic Forum, and Google for a symposium on Agile Governance for Our Future: Reimagining Regulation to Support InnovationRegister here to join us at the REACH in the Kennedy Center on April 26, 2:30-6:30 ET.

  • Joint Conference: Dynamic Competition and Public Policy: Reflecting on the Path Forward for Schumpeterian Antitrust. Twenty years ago, Jerry Ellig edited a book on Dynamic Competition and Public Policy: Technology, Innovation, and Antitrust Issues. With antitrust enforcement now a subject of intense interest among policymakers, we are paying tribute to Ellig’s pioneering work on dynamic competition, reflecting on what we have learned since the book’s 2001 publication. Please join the George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation for a conference featuring antitrust scholars and practitioners. Register here for the all day April 14th conference

Alumna in Museum Exhibit 

The Smithsonian's "#IfThenSheCan - The Exhibit" is the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together. The 120 life-size 3D-printed statues are of a diverse coalition of contemporary women STEM innovators and role models and includes TSPPPA alumna Charita Castro. Charita earned her PhD in Public Policy in the Gender and Social Policy track. She is currently the Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for Labor Affairs.  

New Book 

Professor Kathy Newcomer and Alumna Allyson Criner Brown joined with Quentin Wilson to provide tools, tips and insights for practitioners interested in addressing urgent social needs and inequities. The practice of end-user engagement and collaboration is central to their suggested approach.  The book, Engagement for Equitable Outcomes: A Practitioner's Handbook, aids policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and citizens.  
Alumni Virtual Networking 
TSPPPA Student and Alumni Virtual Networking Event is May 17th (12-1pm), May 18th (5-6pm), and May 19th (8-9pm) to accommodate students and alumni from across the globe.  
Visit givingday.gwu.edu to learn more about how to get involved.
Last year's GW Giving Day raised nearly $1 million and TSPPPA supporters were plentiful.  This year's Giving Day on April 6 is less than one week away. Giving Day is an important opportunity for our community to unite. Together, we can open doors and provide scholarships for more students,  changing the world with each gift. One featured option will be TSPPPA's Kathy Newcomer Scholarship for Equity and Public Service.
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