Events Archive

Public Policy Degree Day at the Taubman Center

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. Speakers:

Public Policy Concentration Open House and Information Session

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

Ross Cheit, Taubman Center for Public Policy -- The Amazing True Story of How 81 Brown Undergraduates Helped Give "Extreme Research" Its Name

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...

Senator Olympia Snowe - Bridging the Divide: What hyper-partisanship means for 2014... And how we can fix Washington

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.

Thomas Shapiro, Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis - "Racial Wealth Analysis, Public Discourse, and Narrative Development"

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.

Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will deliver the keynote address for the 2013 Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs. This year's conference is titled "Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City." The mayor's address will be followed by Q&A and a panel discussion at 5:00 p.m.:"The State of Latino Politics in Rhode Island’s Cities”

Public Policy Concentration Open House at the Taubman Center for Public Policy

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interested in learning more about the public policy concentration?Join public policy faculty, current students, and the DUG for pizza at the Taubman Center. Faculty will preview spring courses and current students will share their experiences as concentrators, including internship funding opportunities reserved solely for PPAI concentrators.

Anna Aizer, Brown University - "The Long Term Impact of Welfare Receipt in Childhood"

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Anna Aizer, associate professor of economics and public policy at Brown presents the first estimates of the long term effects of cash transfers (welfare) during childhood on health and human capital. Using 1911-1930 data from the Mothers’ Pension program (the first U.S. government sponsored welfare program for families with dependent children), her research reveals that children who received welfare lived longer and completed more years of schooling.

Timothy Edgar, Watson Institute - "Big Transparency for the NSA: How Good Government Can Help the Intelligence Community Regain Trust and Get Ahead of the Leakers"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The American intelligence establishment is faced with a serious crisis of public trust and legitimacy in the wake of an avalanche of leaks about spy programs. President Obama has called for a national conversation about surveillance. Timothy Edgar will discuss how greater transparency, independent oversight, and other basic good government tools could help restore legitimacy and enhance national security.

Raymond Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner: "Proactive Policing in America's Biggest City"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly will speak about his eleven-year tenure as the head of the NYPD, and the strategies that have enabled the New York City Police Department to drive crime down by more than 30% since 2001 while defending New York from another terrorist attack. Kelly will deliver the Taubman Center for Public Policy's Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Lecture.