Students Tackle Real-World Problems in New Orleans

March 29, 2007 — Eighteen months after hurricane Katrina devastated the City of New Orleans, the Kennedy School continues a multi-year commitment to collaborate with residents of the neighborhood of Broadmoor to help bring their community back. Students and staff are in New Orleans this week to lend support to the ongoing process of redevelopment.

Carolyn Wood, assistant academic dean, Kennedy School; Mohamed El Dahshan, (MP/AID); Joshua Wright, (MPP1) analyze data related to the recovery process in New Orleans.

“I’m really seeing how the skills we’re learning at the Kennedy school add up. This is actually doing the research, not just 'here’s your problem set.' This isn’t something that someone else was curious about five years ago; it’s something that we need to find out right now, and it is going to matter to this community.” — Joshua Wright

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