Tag Archives: policy

Intern with the Dept. of Education

20 Jul

Here’s a great internship opportunity for UHPers!  H/T to UHPer Sam Garrett for the heads up!


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is looking for full-time OR part-time policy/research interns for the Fall 2011 semester (Aug./Sept. – Dec.).

An ideal candidate would have a strong interest in various topics related to safe and healthy schools, such as bullying prevention, school climate, classroom discipline, drug prevention, violence prevention, and dropout reduction. Applicants should also be motivated, able to multi-task, and have strong writing and communication skills. Responsibilities include working on events such as the upcoming bullying prevention summit, drafting correspondence and policy memos, and assisting with other policy and research related tasks. If interested, please contact Senior Policy Advisor Kristen Harper at Kristen.Harper@ed.gov.

From Dictatorship to Prospective Democracy in Guinea [Recommended Event]

25 Jan

An event many UHPers might be interested in:


The GW International Education Association (IEA) will be co-sponsoring this forum with the TransAfrica Forum and the Institute of Policy Studies. Building on the panelists’ contributions, the forum will discuss 52 years of dictatorship and the prospects for democracy in Guinea: Given its autocratic tradition, repressive apparatus and entrenched corruption, what are the odds for democracy in Guinea? Will the constitution be upheld? Will justice end impunity? Will human rights prevail? Is a system of checks- and-balances possible between the three branches of government? Will the priority go to rural, environmental, education and health policies?

Thursday, Jan.27 from 1:00-3:00 at Marvin Center.

The panelists are:

  • Tierno Monembo, Prize-winning novelist and social critic
  • Nicole C. Lee, TransAfrica director, lawyer and human rights advocate
  • Alexis Arieff, African Affairs analyst, Congressional Research Service,
  • Dr. George Ayittey, economist, scholar, president of the Free Africa Foundation.

Time for networking will follow the panel from 3-3:30 PM. NO RSVP required. For more information call: 301-802-2233 or 301-825-4580. Or visit: http://www.webguinee.net

You can find more info on the panelists: Guinea Forum

Science and Policy of Climate Change

28 Oct
Here’s some info on what looks to be a pretty cool event — for all of you who read Hot, Flat, and Crowded, you especially will enjoy this.  Go check it out!

WHAT: Science and Policy of Climate Change

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5:30-8:00 PM; program begins at 6:15 PM.

WHERE: The Front Page Restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA,
Located near Ballston Metro on the ground floor of the NSF building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

WHO: Mario J. Molina, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995

HOW: Special 1/2 price burgers start at 5:30 PM. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Short presentation begins at 6:15 PM. followed by Q&A
No science background required—only an interest!  Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click here to register online.

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Are humans really causing irreversible damage to the planet’s environment? How do we know the damage is due to human activity and not some other source? What is the scope of the damage and what are the repercussions for future generations? Dr. Molina will address how scientists measure the effect of human activities on the depletion of the ozone layer. He will also address how public policy might be used to prevent and repair future environmental damage to our planet.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Café is held each month on first Tuesdays at the Front Page in Arlington. Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café open and free to all!

COMING NEXT MONTH: December, 1, The Dawn of the Era of Personalized Medicine for Cancer Patients: Nanotechnology and Proteomics
Lance A. Liotta, MD, PhD and Emanuel F. Petricoin, PhD, Co-Directors, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

For more information contact Kaye Breen, ballstonscience@yahoo.com, visit www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciencecafeva or find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ballston-Science-and-Technology-Alliance/116954825970, or read our blog at http://bsta.wordpress.com.