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How Mayor Michelle Wu Can Put Racial Equity in the Fast Lane


While the Mayor doesn’t control the MBTA directly, she can make Boston’s transit system more equitable from day one. Jonathan Timm outlines four strategies for advancing racial equity in Boston’s public transit system.

Gender, Race and Identity

WATCH: Necessary Trouble: A Conversation on the Life and Legacy of Congressman John Lewis


On the 35th anniversary of John Lewis’ first congressional electoral victory, the Anti-Racism Policy Journal, a Harvard Kennedy School Publication, and the Harvard Center for Public Leadership celebrates the life and legacy of Congressman Lewis and the future of anti-racism work in America.

Gender, Race and Identity

Shifting Policies, Unshifting Issues: Educational Equity in Singapore’s Primary 1 Registration Exercise


Ruru Hoong argues that the Ministry of Education’s recent change in the 2022 Primary 1 Registration exercise does not address underlying issues of educational equity. Rather, two potential policy interventions should be implemented—critically assessing the priority schemes and re-evaluating the overall school assignment structure for greater procedural equity. Rethinking these policies could have immense implications for the country’s goal to ensure that schools remain accessible to children of all backgrounds.

Education, Training and Labor

Turkey-West Relations: The Escalating Crisis of Trust and Path Dependency


Oya Dursun-Özkanca examines the post-2019 developments in Turkey-West relations and argues that there is increasing use of boundary-breaking intra-alliance opposition process, creating a dangerous path dependency.

Open Letter: Against the Sale of U.S. Arms to Saudi Arabia


As a candidate, Joe Biden promised a values-based U.S. foreign policy towards Saudi Arabia. Less than a year into his presidency, Biden’s administration has abandoned that promise by resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia, justifying the decision by saying the weapons do not support Saudi “offensive operations.”

How Women Can Win Salary Negotiations


The economic challenges of COVID-19 have hit women hard. Job losses and childcare responsibilities disproportionately affect women.1 These circumstances are pushing a quarter of working women to consider quitting or working less.2 In a recent Deloitte global survey, 60 percent of working women questioned whether fighting for a promotion or raise would pay off.3 This […]

Gender, Race and Identity

What about Design? Understanding the Biden Win from an Aesthetic Perspective


Campaigning in a pandemic demanded a kind of aesthetic deference—but only one campaign showed it. President Trump’s brazen strokes, effective in a bygone era, got lost in the mix of exponentially increasing infection rates and state-mandated lockdowns. President Biden won, in part, because his team quietly navigated a lopsided electoral landscape wrought byCOVID-19 using data, […]


How to Save the Planet: Stop Economic Growth


After decades of inaction, humanity faces potential extinction through an ecological collapse of its own making.1 Climate change, ocean acidification, mass extinction, soil depletion, acid rain, rising seas, extreme weather, unstoppable wildfires, pollution, deforestation, and desertification would each be immense challenges for global governance individually—thecombination seems insurmountable, but because all share an underlying cause, there […]

Introducing the Gender Policy Journal


Beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year, the Women’s Policy Journal is becoming the Gender Policy Journal. This change reflects the current work of the journal to represent the experiences of people along the gender spectrum, and especially of people who hold marginalized gender identities. This change in name has been an opportunity to re-visit our […]

Exterior of an MOE Kindergarten campus.

Preschools for the People: An Examination of Singapore’s Early Childhood Education Landscape (Part 2)


In this two-part series, students from Roosevelt Network@Yale-NUS College delve into Singapore’s early childhood care and education (ECCE) landscape, examining the current state of quality and access in the sector. In part one, the authors discussed Singapore’s progress towards improving quality in the ECCE sector. Here in part two, they now turn towards the accessibility of ECCE services, and subsequently synthesise the issues of quality and access to deliver insights regarding the industry as a whole.

Education, Training and Labor
Photograph of a classroom in an MOE Kindergarten.

Preschools for the People: An Examination of Singapore’s Early Childhood Education Landscape (Part 1)


In this two-part series, students from Roosevelt Network@Yale-NUS College delve into Singapore’s early childhood care and education (ECCE) landscape. They draw upon expert interviews and careful study of existing government policies to unpack issues surrounding quality and access in the sector. In this first article, the authors argue that while the government has made significant strides in uplifting and standardizing ECCE provision in recent years, there remains room to tighten minimum quality standards. Effort also needs to be made to correct the societal undervaluation of ECCE jobs, providing professionals in the sector with remuneration and recognition that reflects the vital role they play in child development.

Education, Training and Labor

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