JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies Chair, Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg, Featured on C-SPAN

See Dr. Ginsberg interviewed on C-SPAN discussing the book he co-authored with Dr. Jennifer Bachner, What Washington Gets Wrong:  The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and What They Think About the American People.


Gov Analytics Student Selected as PMF Finalist

Congratulations to Jesse Sloman, a current MS in Government Analytics student, for his selection as a Presidential Management Fellowship finalist!  This year there were 6,370 applicants and 417 finalists.  Of the finalists, 35 were from Johns Hopkins University with 3 from AAP.  The program is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to become leaders in government.  We here at the Government Analytics program are thrilled and proud!


Alumni Share Career Insights at JHU Networking Night

Members of the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies Alumni Advisory Board generously shared career advice to current students and alumni at a lively networking event last night at the Center.  Each member of the Board shared their own experiences as students at JHU and how those experiences shaped and influenced their career trajectory.  Many mentioned the lasting impact that interaction with other students and faculty as well as their coursework and thesis writing have had on their career path.  Thank you to members of the Advisory Board for taking time out of your busy schedules to give back to the community.  Your achievements and continued dedication to the degree programs at JHU make us so proud and grateful.

From left: Martin Burns, Manager of Political Intelligence AARP, Paul Burden, VP XAAP Media, Jim Gauthier, Principal Lobbyist Livingston Group, and Sarah Lovenheim, Communications Director for the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus

James Sonne and Peter Danjcek discuss the upcoming presidential transition process and the possible impact on their agencies
Sarah Lovenheim, left, listens as Swann Nciweni discusses the work her organization is doing in Haiti on water sources, an issue she first tackled in her masters thesis.  From left: Matt Laslo, Martin Burns, Paul Burden
Amitai Zuckerman talks defense policy with KristenMatt Laslo, political journalist and Dustin Todd, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Semiconductor Industry Association catch up with each other


James Sonne, Sadaf Khan, and Dustin Todd


Jennifer Bachner Discusses What Washington Gets Wrong on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

This past Wednesday, Jennifer Bachner, director of the MS in Government Analytics Program, discussed her new book, What Washington Gets Wrong (Penguin Random House, with Benjamin Ginsberg) on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR).  She was joined by Dan Tanghlerini of SeamleassDocs Federal.

The book discusses the misconceptions federal officials have about the American people and offers solutions regarding how we can build stronger bridges of understanding and communication bewteen government and the citizenry.  

On the show, Dr. Bachner and Mr. Tanghlerini delved into some of the specific misunderstandings officials have and ways to improve transparency in government. 

You can listen to the full show here.


Presidential Debate Viewing Party Draws Large Crowd (and Laughter!)

The JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies held a presidential debate viewing party last night to watch the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  Adjunct faculty members, Robert Guttman and Matt Laslo, held a "pregame" debate discussion, sharing their insights, while students also introduced themselves and shared their predictions at the outset.  There was enough time before the building closed to share concluding thoughts about how the debate went.  It was a lot of fun and sometimes... painful, but there was plenty of good company (and pizza)  to share the whole experience with!