Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Blanding will use content analysis to identify competing elite interpretations of the Voting Rights Act within the Congressional Record. As Congress debates a response to the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder, understanding elite interpretations of the Voting Rights Act may help conservatives and liberals achieve common ground.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The IRS has been accused of targeting the tax returns of ideological nonprofits -- particularly those who criticize the current administration -- for extra scrutiny. While many decry the practice as purely partisan, Washington will provide suggestive evidence of a more substantive justification for this practice. She will demonstrate a link between county residents' government disapproval and their level of tax evasion.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge
A discussion with Brown professor Ross Cheit, author of The Witch Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children. Cheit's book, released this month by Oxford University Press, examines a series of high-profile child sex abuse cases in the 1980s empirically challenges the view that these cases were hoaxes. The book shows how a narrative based on empirically thin evidence became a theory with real social force, and how that theory stood at odds with the reality of child...
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Candidates admitted to the Taubman Center's Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Policy degree programs are invited to campus to visit and learn more about the program. The day includes a discussion about the program's focus on experiential learning, lunch with Taubman faculty and alumni, a chance to mingle with current students, a campus tour, and a seminar on financing your degree.
Preregistration required. Contact Melissa Nicholaus for more information.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Without any notice, America’s basic community building blocks have dissolved. What Alexis de Tocqueville called the “township” has been replaced. The rhythms that compelled us to understand the people living across town have disappeared. And what is emerging in their place will have a powerful effect on whether we can embrace political compromise and enhance private sector innovation.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for Degree Day at the Taubman Center. Three Taubman alumni will share how their careers have developed since finishing their degrees at Brown. Come and hear their stories, ask questions, and enjoy a free lunch.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Public Policy Concentration Information Session and Open House hosted by the Public Policy DUG.
Hear about undergraduate concentration requirements and course offerings
Meet DUG leaders and Taubman faculty
Find out about $3,500 internship funding reserved exclusively for public policy concentrators
Learn about careers in public policy
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
An inside look at the challenges of trial court research and the fifteen-plus years of work that went into Professor Cheit's forthcoming book, The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Ross Cheit is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. He is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Public Policy and has been at Brown since 1986. He is an inactive member of the California Bar, where he practiced criminal defense...
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
From immigration reform and background checks on guns to budget cuts and entitlement reforms, many major issues facing America have remained unresolved in Congress. Meanwhile, families and businesses confront uncertainty resulting from Washington’s inability to work together to solve major problems.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The empirical dimensions of the racial wealth gap in the U.S. are not challenged. A narrative regarding why the gap exists and is widening, however, is highly contested. Professor Shapiro's talk will survey the development of the racial wealth gap state-of-the-art and then focus on the public discourse and the challenge of constructing a national and constituency-centered narrative that can mobilize support for public policy.