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Presidential Management Fellowship Program Finalists Announced

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) has announced the finalist for 2017 class. There were 6,370 applicants and 417 finalists for the 2017 class. AAP Career Services is proud to announce that AAP has 3 of the finalists. Please join us in congratulating, Alexander C. Ruda Fall 2016 graduate from Applied Economics, Jesse Sloman in read more…

Member of Our Faculty Is on Trump Transition Team

James Carter

James Carter, who currently teaches “Tax Policy” for the Public Management program at Johns Hopkins University was recently appointed to the Trump Presidential Transition Team. Carter, a veteran of two presidential administrations and former Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee has been teaching at Johns Hopkins for the last four years. PoliticoPro recently ran a read more…

Career Tips Interview Podcast with Tom Manatos

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Listen Listen to this brief podcast from JHU alum Tom Manatos (MA in Government, 2010) offering seasoned career tips for how to get a job in Washington, DC. Tom Manatos is the Director of Government Affairs at The Internet Association, a trade association representing America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. He read more…

Paul Weinstein’s Article on State of the Budget and Clinton

Paul Weinstein

Paul Weinstein, Director of the MA in Public Management program, publishes an article in the RealClearPolicy’s special series “Policies for the Next Administration”: Making “Fiscal Space” for the Clinton Agenda In this series, RealClearPolicy asked leading authorities from both Left and Right to make their best case for the policy ideas that should guide and influence the next read more…

MA in Government Alumna Featured in Observer’s Jobs Report

MA in Government program alumna Kristen Soltis Anderson featured in the Observer’s Jobs Report: “I went to Johns Hopkins for grad school, and wrote my thesis about why Republicans had lost so many young voters in the 2008 election. What I found in my research was pretty terrifying…”

Dr. Jennifer Bachner in Wiley’s Women in Statistics and Data Science Campaign

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Social scientists tackle messy issues and use statistics to gain purchase while recognizing that knowledge is built cumulatively, often in small steps, by many scholars over time. Jennifer Bachner Please see Dr. Jennifer Bachner’s profile and the dedicated landing page: Inspirational Women in Statistics and Data Science.

What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People

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A new book by Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People, was published by Penguin Random House on Oct. 4. Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications issued a news release about the book. Washington Post’s Wonkblog published an article about the book.

Should Colleges Be Required to Accept AP Credit? Weinstein and Malkus Debate


Should colleges be required to accept AP credit? Paul Weinstein, director of the MA in Public Management program, documents the limits colleges place on AP credit. He recommends new requirements — that colleges accept AP credit and students’ test fees be waived — to ensure the benefits of AP are equally accessible to all students.

Special Movie Screening: Frame by Frame

Special Movie Screening: Frame by Frame

Center for Advanced Governmental Studies Come view a screening of the award-winning documentary, Frame by Frame, for which our MA in Global Security Studies alum, Baktash Ahadi, was Associate Producer and Translator. October 5, 2016 @ 12:00pm – 2:00pm Johns Hopkins Washington, DC Center 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 204 To RSVP, please email Nicole Cosey at read more…