Welcome to Volume 6, No. 1

Stephen Thompson
2012
Welcome to Volume 6, Number 1 of the New Voices in Public Policy (NVPP). We are pleased to present you with a variety of work covering some of the most salient local and global issues of contemporary public policy. Our peer-reviewed journal is comprised of high quality work created by both current and former students of the SPP. The journal strives to provide a forum for insightful and innovative works in the policy arena that highlight the diversity of ideas and the range of study undertaken
more » ... study undertaken by the SPP student body. The most important aspect of our work has been the continued showcasing of student scholarship present at George Masons School of Public Policy. Our first article, written by SPP alumnus Christopher Richard Mantas, tackles the upcoming reality of an Afghanistan devoid of international security forces. The first of our New Voices, by Kathryn Corbi, focuses on the entrenched arms trafficking problems that emanate from Yemen. This is followed by informal series of articles on US economic policy, beginning with an examination of payday lending in Virginia, written by Lauren Campbell, Marcie Weadon-Moreno Foster, Silvia Gulino-Passera, Luis Gutierrez, and Kyung Min Lee. The final article of this issue comes to us from Jaime L. Hastings and Alexandra Saris as a proposal for the mounting insolvency of unemployment insurance funds in US states. We congratulate all of our authors on their timely, scholarly, and persuasive pieces. We hope that you find this diverse set of articles thought-provoking, as well.
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