Georgetown University MA in American Government Program

Georgetown University MA in American Government Program Georgetown's MAAG program engages highly motivated and talented students who wish to move on to careers in government, politics, or further academic study!
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Combining theoretical insight with practical application, the Georgetown Master of Arts Program in American Government offers its highly talented and select students a rich, stimulating environment in which to understand the nature of American politics, to see it in action and to participate in the political and/or governmental system. This accelerated, 12-month program draws on its setting in the nation’s capital and the strengths of Georgetown University’s Department of Government. The program benefits from the strength of the faculty of the American Government subfield. Through courses on institutions of government (Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy and the judiciary), electoral politics, political behavior, public opinion, media studies, political parties, public policy, psychology and politics and quantitative methods, students gain the substantive knowledge and theoretical frameworks needed to understand and to become involved in the operations of American government and politics. The program’s required practicum experience provides students with a hands-on, real-world professional experience within the nation’s capital.

House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen
02/14/2019
House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

The vote, coming amid outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, was a rare move to curb presidential war powers. If the Senate passes the measure, President Trump would most likely issue his first veto.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run
02/01/2019
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run

Mr. Booker, who hopes to run on an upbeat message, becomes the latest Democrat to jump into a race that could be one of the most diverse and crowded primary fields in history.

U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia
02/01/2019
U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia

U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged a risk of a new arms race after the suspension of a 1987 treaty banning the deployment of intermediate-range missiles.

CNN Politics
01/25/2019
CNN Politics

CNN Politics

BREAKING: The FBI has arrested longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone

CNN Politics
01/23/2019
CNN Politics

CNN Politics

BREAKING: The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational.

Sen. Kamala Harris announces 2020 bid
01/21/2019
Sen. Kamala Harris announces 2020 bid

Sen. Kamala Harris announces 2020 bid

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announces she is running for president in 2020.

How the shutdown will inflict lasting damage
01/19/2019
How the shutdown will inflict lasting damage

How the shutdown will inflict lasting damage

The feds will struggle to dig out of a backlog of hiring and training that’s essential to pushing out tax refunds, protecting U.S. borders and guiding air traffic.

Pelosi to Trump: Postpone SOTU until after government reopens
01/16/2019
Pelosi to Trump: Postpone SOTU until after government reopens

Pelosi to Trump: Postpone SOTU until after government reopens

Speaker Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump suggesting they postpone his State of the Union address until after the government has been reopened, or that he deliver the address in writing, a practice that was common in the 1800s and early 1900s.

ABC News Politics
01/11/2019

ABC News Politics

The ongoing government shutdown is about to turn into the longest one in U.S. history—potentially impacting everything from air traffic controllers to food inspections. What you need to know: https://abcn.ws/2FnO7QI

Kamala Harris to enter presidential race on or around MLK Day: report
01/10/2019
Kamala Harris to enter presidential race on or around MLK Day: report

Kamala Harris to enter presidential race on or around MLK Day: report

Harris has long been viewed as a possible frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2020, and speculation continued to mount this week when she launched a book tour and media blitz to promote her memoir.

12/21/2018
ABC News

ABC News

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: "Yes, I am shaken by the resignation of Gen. Mattis, for what it means to our country, for the message it sends to our troops and for the indication of what his view is of the commander-in-chief." https://abcn.ws/2Crt51Y

Together with the MA in Democracy & Governance program, we're cohosting a talk with Jennifer Kavanagh, PhD. titled- Trut...
11/14/2018
Truth Decay: The Diminishing Role of Facts & Analysis in American Public Life

Together with the MA in Democracy & Governance program, we're cohosting a talk with Jennifer Kavanagh, PhD. titled- Truth Decay: The Diminishing Role of Facts & Analysis in American Public Life tonight at 6 PM. Come join us! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-decay-the-diminishing-role-of-facts-analysis-in-american-public-life-tickets-51967602498

Do facts matter in American politics today? With the decline of trust in conventional sources of information, a blurring of the line between fact and opinion, disagreement over basic facts, and an elevation of opinion over facts, the United States is experiencing a phenomenon we might call Truth Dec...

11/05/2018
Georgetown University

Georgetown University

#MidtermElections are tomorrow and many will be turning out to vote, but have you ever wondered why it is that we vote on this seemingly random Tuesday in November? Professor Jonathan M. Ladd of the McCourt School of Public Policy - Georgetown University explains why #ElectionDay takes place on November 6.
#AskAGUProf

You can read more about the work MAAG director Jonathan Ladd did with the Knight Foundation and GU Baker Center in this ...
10/30/2018
Analysis | Should you worry about American democracy? Here’s what our new poll finds.

You can read more about the work MAAG director Jonathan Ladd did with the Knight Foundation and GU Baker Center in this post for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog co-written with Sean Kates and Joshua Tucker https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/10/24/should-you-worry-about-american-democracy-heres-what-our-new-poll-finds/

Keep an eye on how partisan anger is eroding confidence in democratic institutions.

The Knight Foundation and  Georgetown University Baker Center released the 2018 American Institutional Confidence Poll w...
10/30/2018
2018 American Institutional Confidence Poll - Georgetown University Baker Center McCourt School of Public Policy

The Knight Foundation and Georgetown University Baker Center released the 2018 American Institutional Confidence Poll with MAAG Director Jonathan Ladd. This was a large survey (n=5,400), with oversamples of racial minority groups, measuring confidence in institutions and support for democratic principles. Check it out! https://bakercenter.georgetown.edu/aicpoll/

Survey Resources••• Survey Resources Full Report Executive Summary Survey Topline Results Full Data Press Release Page Resources••• Page Resources Introduction Overview Key Findings Key Finding No. 1 Key Finding No. 2 Key Finding No. 3 Key Finding No. 4 Conclusion Methodology Authors Spo...

Georgetown University MA in American Government Program's cover photo
10/25/2018

Georgetown University MA in American Government Program's cover photo

Georgetown University
09/26/2018

Georgetown University

Happy #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, Hoyas! Are you registered to vote yet? If not, you can visit bit.ly/guvotes to get started.

Students can also find stamped envelopes at Residence Hall Offices across campus to mail out their absentee ballot requests and voter registration forms. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get out the #GUVotes!

11/10/2017

A big thanks to all of our alumni who came back yesterday for the mixer. 🤗

11/10/2017

Shout out to our awesome who came back to campus yesterday for the mixer. #HappyFriday everyone!

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