Black Perspectives on Public Policy
The mission of Black Perspectives on Public Policy (BPOPP) is to create a collaborative forum within the McCourt School of Public Policy that encourages inclusive discussion of public policy issues as they relate to the Black community. Through this student platform we hope to engage with both students and faculty of the McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown University community through exposure to substantive targeted programming, engagement with policy professionals, activism, and events that will impact the larger Georgetown University and local community. BPOPP also provides a social network for Black students at McCourt through social gatherings, team-building activities, and topic discussions. BPOPP welcomes all interested McCourt students in hopes of fostering connection, engagement, and contribution to the McCourt School and the larger Georgetown University community.
Migration & Refugee Policy Initiative
The McCourt Migration and Refugee Policy Initiative (MRPI) at the McCourt School of Public Policy aims to examine contemporary migration and refugee policies through student engagement with practitioners and researchers in the field. The Initiative works to promote evidence-based policy discussions among the Georgetown community and engage with practitioners and researchers examining contemporary migration issues by: 1) Encouraging innovative policy ideas to address immigration and integration challenges more effectively; 2) Supporting advocacy efforts and expanding narratives around migration, and; 3) Overcoming disinformation with data and informed decision making.