Policy in Practice

Policy Radio | Cook County Clerk David Orr on Promoting Voters Rights in Chicago and Beyond

This week, Julie Cooper talks with County Clerk David Orr about his work promoting voters’ rights, bringing modern technology to Cook County elections, and what is at stake in making voting more accessible and convenient for everyone.

Bridging Policy, Bridging Regions: America’s involvement in promoting democracy in the Middle East

Former Congressman Vin Weber discusses how policy practitioners link domestic debates with external issues.

Focus on Finance: A Changing of the Guard in Boston

Meredith Weenick discusses managing rising benefit obligations during a transition in leadership.

Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

Focus on Finance: Fort Worth’s Budget Balancing Act

Fort Worth’s Assistant City Manager Susan Alanis discusses the role that city personnel, elected officials, and state funding play in the City’s finances.

The Metropolitan Revolution: A Conversation with Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution shares his views on cities, metros, and Detroit.

Focus on Finance: Funding the Future of Nashville

Nashville’s Director of Finance Richard Riebeling discusses crafting sustainable cities through financing infrastructure, incentivizing tourism, and promoting fiscal transparency.

Focus on Finance: A Great Incubator in Memphis

Memphis Finance Director Brian Collins explains how his city’s problems are being met with innovative solutions from the public and private sectors.

Focus on Finance: The Restructuring of Detroit

Detroit’s leading restructuring professional explains challenges in the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.

Breaking the Silence: Human Trafficking and the Struggle for Equality in Guyana

Simona Broomes is leading the fight against human trafficking and forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization, which she launched in 2012.

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