Governmental Studies Student and Alumni Happy Hour Tuesday January 18

MA in Government and MA in Global Security Studies Students and Alumni,

Please join us for:

A HAPPY HOUR (with free appetizers and 1/2 priced Martinis, as well as specials on beer and wine!)

Tuesday, January 18
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lounge 201 (www.lounge201.com)
201 Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast
Washington D.C., DC 20002

Beat the winter blues, do some networking, and gear up for the new semester.  Please RSVP to Nicole (ncosey1@jhu.edu) by Tuesday morning, January 18.  We hope to see you there! 


New paper published by Professor Paul Weinstein

Professor Paul Weinstein recently published "Expanding Opportunities for Informed Participation in Public Policy."  The paper is available here, and more information about the Occasional Papers in Science and Technology Policy series can be found here.

Many of you have taken Professor Weinstein's courses on various aspects of public policy, and will enjoy this paper's perspective on how policy ideas that originate in the public--among stakeholders of a policy, or in an academic community--can practically be used to inform actual policy decisions in the executive branch.

Paul Weinstein has served two presidential administrations, including spending eight years at the White House.  He is currently the senior advisor to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which was created by President Obama to address the nation’s mid- and long-term fiscal challenges. He formerly served as chief of staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council and as senior advisor for policy planning to the Vice President during the Clinton-Gore Administration. 


William McNulty, M.A. in Government 2007 Alumni, featured in Fall 2010 Johns Hopkins University Arts and Sciences Magazine.

William McNulty, a 2007 M.A. in Government graduate and co-winner of the Governmental Studies 2010 Alumni Award, is featured in the latest JHU Arts and Sciences Magazine for his work in founding and leading Team Rubicon in responding to last year’s earthquake disaster in Haiti.  Read about how he and fellow MA in Government graduate and co-winner of 2010 Governmental Studies Alumni Award, Drew Lewis (2007) have led a dynamic and effective team of first responders in Team Rubicon around the world to deliver medical aid and alleviate suffering in Haiti, Chile, and more recently the Thai-Burma border:   http://krieger.jhu.edu/magazine/f10/a1.html


Swann Nciweni Receives 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service

Swann Nciweni, a Hopkins Governmental Studies recent graduate, has received the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service at JHU.  The award recognizes significant voluntary community service by faculty, staff and students of The Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.  Swann was nominated by the American Diabetes Association for her work speaking around the state of Maryland to over 20,000 people about the management and prevention of diabetes.   She has also developed a project, M.O.V.E, which gets people to sign a pledge to move or exercise at least 30 minutes per day.   The award will be presented at the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration event scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2011.  Congratulations, Swann! 




Congratulations to Thesis Defenders!

The following Government and Global Security Studies students successfully defended their Master's theses last week.  Writing a thesis is no small feat, and successfully making it through the review and defense is a real achievement.  Congratulations!

David Black
Jenny Cross
Ryan Curran
Jasmine Darland
Romeo Domdii Cliff
Sean Evins
Scott Fisher
Carlos Freitas
Gazelle Ghorbani
Adam Graf
Megan Haebler
Patrick Hanley
Robb Heier

Adrienne Hoar
Daniel Jones
Ricardo Lopez
Sarah Lovenheim
Andrew McNamee
Andrea Monts
Jhonna Schupp
Jennifer Shevchek
Zachary Stokes
Jack Swetland
Jennifer Wahlen
Teressa Wykpisz-Lee



Students: Please take a minute to share a few details about your work. Your colleagues who are at the beginning of this process always appreciate examples of successful projects.