(Master in Public Policy, Class of 2018)
Adam worked as a financial journalist in Abu Dhabi for three years before heading to the McCourt School of Public Policy, writing for various outlets including Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oxford in philosophy, politics, and economics, and an M.Sc. in European politics and policy from the University of London. He has also written for The Guardian, The Independent, The New Statesman, and NME, among other publications. Following graduation from the McCourt School, he would like to work in political consultancy. In his spare time, he sings for several choirs in the Washington, D.C. area.
Adam is addressing food insecurity by using technology to connect nonprofit food distribution networks with populations in need. His idea centers around creating a marketplace SMS text messaging app that lets suppliers of free or low-cost nutritious food to signal availability to people who need free, nutritious food.
James Habyarimana joined the McCourt School Public Policy in 2004 after completing doctoral studies at Harvard University. His main research interests are in Development Economics and Political Economy. In particular he is interested in understanding the issues and constraints in health, education and the private sectors in developing countries. In health he is working on understanding the impact of policy responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and evaluating a number of health improving interventions in road safety and water, sanitation and hygiene. In education, his work focuses on identifying programs and policies to improve access and quality of secondary schooling. His primary regional focus is Africa. He has been a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. At the McCourt School, James teaches the second course in regression methods and courses on the history of development and education and health policy in developing countries.