Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Deepwater Wind is now installing the first offshore wind farm in the United States off the coast of Rhode Island, the Block Island Wind Farm. Moving this pioneering project forward has required overcoming unique and complex financial, environmental permitting, contractual, regulatory, and construction hurdles. Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, will discuss this success and what it means for the development of clean energy in the United States.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In July 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act reforming the financial system and establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ron Borzekowski, Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Research at the CFPB, will speak about how the Bureau has aimed to use data purposefully and to analyze and distill data to enable informed decision-making in all internal and external functions. Achieving this vision has been the result of deliberate structural choices and organizational...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Nina Totenberg, award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss current and historic Supreme Court cases — on issues from social justice and inequality to voting rights and campaign finance reform — and their impact on American policy.
The talk is free and open to the public but registration is required.Register here: https://totenbergtickets.eventbrite.com
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A discussion of tactics, strategies and core principles to help protect and maintain public reputation when it is constantly at risk. Heller will share stories from the front lines of the media battlefield.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Taubman Center Public Policy Forum Public Policy and Political Professor Ross Cheit, Environmental Studies Professor Caroline Karp, and Bruce Berman of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Boston will speak about the launch of a new research project. The team will present their primary research questions and discuss how they plan to go about answering these questions. They welcome feedback from anyone interested in fisheries and/or seafood.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dave Noble, Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, will give and insider's view on how to navigate the federal appointment process.
Dave Noble is currently Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office. He previously served as a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, and White House Liaison and Deputy Chief of Staff at NASA. He also held a detail assignment as Director of Let’s Move! Cities...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH will present the strategic priorities of the Rhode Island Department of Health. She will discuss statewide health initiatives, including the Healthcare Innovation Workgroup and Health Equity Zones, and examine how we can help ensure that statewide health policies reflect the goals set by the Department, other state agencies, and the community.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
While the Tea Party got the national press’s attention, the real story grassroots story of the Affordable Care Act is how an organized movement of supporters was able to overcome not just the Tea Party, but hundreds of millions of dollars from the insurance industry and conservative billionaires, to convince Congress to enact historic health care legislation. That story will be shared by Richard Kirsch, who led Health Care for America Now, the grassroots campaign to pass the ACA.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Aleksandra Goldys, Maria Szymborska, and Maria Rogaczewska, founders of a unit of Warsaw University dedicated to supporting “bottom-up” change in public policies (especially in sport-for-all and public health policies), discuss the similarities and differences of academia’s engagement of social problems in Poland and the EU with the US. Following a discussion of their relative successes, these sociologists will focus on the challenges remaining in developing their distinctive approach to “...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The U.S. spends more on defense than the next seven nations combined. Yet military spending, as a percentage of GDP, is the lowest it has been in fifty years; and is only one-fifth what we spend on entitlements and debt service. Many policymakers worry that we don’t have the armed forces — people or technology — that we need to achieve our international and security objectives. So perhaps the right question is: what role should America play in a dangerous world? And what resources does that...