We are happy to host Hertie School alumnus Kyle Ott to talk about his career since graduating from the MPP program in 2016. Kyle lives in New York City and works as a Data Analyst for the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College.
Kyle's talk will be complemented by commentaries on "working with data with an MPP" by Slava Jankin who joined the Hertie School this semester as Professor of Data Science and Public Policy and by MPP alumnus Lars Mehwald, who works at the Helmholtz Association on digitilisation and data science strategy.
For the past two years, Kyle served as a data expert at National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College, an organization that advises and facilitates violent crime reduction initiatives across the world. His organization is most known for its work on group (often known as gang) violence in US cities, but they have increasingly expanded their approach to international contexts. He directly supported their work in cities in Minnesota, Michigan, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, Chicago, California, and Florida. In addition, he has worked very closely with the government of Sweden in their adaptation of his organization's group violence intervention known as Sluta Skjut. He is now working on a new partnership with states in Mexico (Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon) in addition to supporting Caribbean nations in their work as well.Come and learn how insights and expertise gained at Hertie have influenced Kyle in his current work!