(Master in Public Policy and Master of Science in Foreign Service, Class of 2018)
Christian is currently a dual Master in Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) candidate at Georgetown University, where he is focused on using econometric analysis to advise foreign companies entering emerging markets. Prior to Georgetown, Christian held several positions in the private sector, including Supply Chain Security Risk Analyst at BSI Group, Technical Advisor for Psychometrics and Analytics at GSX Inc., and Shanghai GM at CRCC Asia. Christian was also previously a Fulbright Fellow based in Xi’an, China, where he studied the decentralization of education policy with a focus on the distribution of authority between county bureaus of education and primary schools in rural China.
Christian is working on a redistricting project around developing stronger quantitative measures for drawing fair districts. He is developing a website to make the effects of gerrymandering more transparent and easily understood by the average voter.
Jon Ladd is an associate professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Department of Government at Georgetown and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is on the editorial boards of Political Behavior and American Politics Research, an associate editor of Research & Politics and a writer for Vox.com’s political science blog Mischiefs of Faction. He mainly studies and writes about public opinion, partisan polarization and the news media. His book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters, won the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy as well as the McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research. His articles have also appeared in political science journals such as the American Journal of Political Science,Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior and Political Psychology. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University, and he has taught at Georgetown since 2005. Jon also serves as a Faculty Liaison for the Baker Center.