Uganda’s Angela Bukenya Together With The Clinton School Of Public Service Team Take 2nd Place In National Policy Competition

Posted March 31, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 5,040 views


A team of Clinton School students won second place Saturday in the finals of Policy Solutions Challenge USA, a national competition among U.S. schools of public policy, public affairs and public administration. Clinton School students Mara D’Amico, Angela Bukenya, Christine Sumner and Jillian Underwood finished second among eight finalists for their presentation on “Responses to Childhood Obesity in the U.S.” which was the topic of this year’s challenge. A team from the University of Wisconsin finished first while Brown University finished third.

Other schools in the competition were American University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, University of Southern California and University of Washington. The Clinton School team won the South Region competition in February and competed at the finals Friday and Saturday at the American University School of Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

For more information on Policy Solutions Challenge USA, visit

About the Policy Challenge USA

Policy Solutions Challenge USA is a national competition among teams of students from U.S. schools of public policy, public affairs and public administration to develop innovative solutions to the most important policy problems facing the country.

These students represent the next generation of skilled policy analysts, prepared by the schools of public policy, public affairs and public administration to draw upon the tools of economics, statistics, political science, organizational management and law to design new responses to the difficult issues confronting federal, state and local governments. If the U.S. is to thrive in the 21st century, these professionally trained policy analysts must contribute actively to shaping public policy.

Every year, the teams will present their analyses and recommendations regarding the same topic at regional Challenges located across the U.S. At each regional, a panel of professional policy analysts will judge the teams and select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists. The 1st place teams will be invited to participate in the National Challenge to be held in March 2014 in  Washington, DC.

Policy Solutions Challenge USA will be presenting the recommendations from all the teams to key decisions makers in government to encourage consideration of the new approaches developed by the students. Those recommendations will be posted on this website as the Challenge progresses from the regionals to the national competition.

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