The Roosevelt Network’s Emerging Fellowship program is a yearlong opportunity for college students to dig deeper into formal policy research and advocacy efforts. This year, the University of Georgia’s Tarun Ramesh and Northeastern University’s Karl Meakin tackled some of the most pressing issues of our time: the opioid crisis and climate change.
In “Incorporation of Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone into Athens-Clarke County’s Correctional Facility Health-Care Provisions,” Ramesh explores the interlinkages between opioid addiction and incarceration in Georgia and proposes Athens-Clarke County Jail as an ideal testing ground for the expansion of medication-assisted treatment. In “Achieving Campus Sustainability at Northeastern University Through Carbon Pricing,” Meakin argues that Northeastern can meet ambitious emissions-reduction goals by instituting a flat-fee, revenue-positive carbon price, along with a proxy price on new construction and building renovations.
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