Wednesday
Nov142018

Ryu Koide (Government Analytics) Receives Award for Research on Climate Change

Many congratulations to Ryu Koide (Government Analytics) who received the People's Choice Award at the 13th Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance (EcoBalance 2018). His poster presentation, "Carbon Footprint from Household Consumption and Exploration of Reduction Potentials for the Paris Agreement Target: A Preliminary Study on Japan and Finland," examined the impacts of consumer lifestyles on climate change and highlighted the potential contribution of lifestyle changes to the global temperature targets of the Paris Agreement. His research combined methodologies of life cycle assessment and data analytics using national statistics and expenditure survey microdata. 

Ecobalance is an international conference in the field of life cycle assessment, and the 13th conference was held on October 9-12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The award was determined by votes from the conference participants. More information is available here

Ryu Koide is a policy researcher with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and part of the Government Analytics program  at Johns Hopkins University. You can find a commentary related to the content of the poster here

Thursday
Nov082018

JHU Center Hosts Midterm Election Returns Party


On November 6, the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies held a party to watch the midterm election returns.   Dr. Dorothea Wolfson and adjunct faculty member Robert Guttman hosted the event, which drew about 40 attendees.  Students shared their positions as well as pizza and popcorn.  It was a fun evening with a lot of tight races to follow.  

Tuesday
Oct302018

MA in Government Celebrates 25 Years! 

Dr. Ginsberg with Adjunct Faculty Thomas Stanton and Michael SeigelThe MA in Government Program celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Thursday, October 25 at the US Capitol’s Visitor Center.  Many alumni, faculty, and current students attended the fall gala.  Dr. Ben Ginsberg, Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and founder of the MA in Government Program gave welcoming remarks.  Dr. Kathy Hill recognized alum, Doug Andres ’15, for sponsoring our event at the Capitol’s Visitor Center.  Andres is the Press Secretary for Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Dr. Hill also recognized Mr. Thomas Stanton for his 25 years of teaching excellence in the program and also gave special gifts to Dr. Ginsberg for his vision and direction for the program and to Dr. Wolfson for directing the program these past 10 years.  

Dr. Wolfson introduced the featured speaker for the evening -- Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne, who also has appointments at the Brookings Institution and Harvard University.  Mr. Dionne spoke on “How to Govern Ourselves After the 2018 Elections” and took many questions from the audience of faculty, alumni, and current students.  It was a happy reunion of alumni (the furthest going back to the Class of 1998!), current students, and dedicated faculty members.  Here’s to another 25! 


Dr. Wolfson with alumni James Miervaldis and John NazelrodJHU Full time faculty Dr. Jen Bachner, Dr. Sarah O'Bryne and Karin OrrDoug Andres receiving recognition from Dr. HillDr. Richard Skinner and alum Charles Yarborough line up to ask a question.

Thursday
Oct182018

MA in Government and MS in Government Analytics Highlighted in National Rankings

Congratulations to the Johns Hopkins University MA in Government and MS in Government Analytics for being honored as offering among the best online master's programs in political science.  Programs were assessed on a variety of factors, including salary potential and tuition, to determine which offered the best return on investment.  According to a summary of these national rankings:

Second-ranked Johns Hopkins University has a similarly impressive median salary for graduates at $110,700. Students at Johns Hopkins University can earn an MA in Government or an MS in Government Analytics with tuition starting at $23,382. 

Read more about this award here.

Wednesday
Oct172018

Join Us for a Midterm Election Return Party November 6!