Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Starting in the late 1960s, conservatives made getting tough on crime a cornerstone of their political appeal. In the process, they played a key role in the expansion of the American prison system, now by far the most punitive in the Western world. But in the last few years, conservative politicians in the states and national government have begun singing a new tune, offering reforms that include reducing the numbers of Americans under lock and key.
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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. Learn about the new 5th-year MPA program, too.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aside from providing Rhode Island citizens with a web portal to view health insurance options and determine eligibility for federal premium assistance tax credits, state-based exchanges can also be a driver of change. HealthSource RI director Christine Ferguson will discuss how Rhode Island's health insurance exchange hopes to impact over all health care policy in the state by having an educated consumer base drive changes in plan design, delivery system and cost.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn about an advanced degree that can help you change the world -- Brown Public Policy's newly designed, accelerated 1-year Master of Public Affairs! Meet public policy faculty and alumni, hear about exciting career options, the curriculum, and more.
Formal presentation about the program begins at 6:30pmRefreshments will be served.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The era of economic liberalization, spanning 1978 to 2008, is often regarded as a period in which government was simply dismantled. In fact, government was reconstructed to meet the needs of a globalized economy. Central banking, fiscal control, tax collection, regulation, port and airport management, infrastructure development -- in all of these areas, radical reforms were made to the architecture of government. A common philosophy shaped all of these reforms: the logic of discipline.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
In this post-primary debate, candidates for mayor of Providence -- Jorge Elorza, Buddy Cianci, and Daniel Harrop -- will face off on issues affecting the city of Providence and its residents. Topics will include everything for economic development and job creation to education and transportation. The debate will be moderated by Ross Cheit, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Brown. This event is funded by the Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt fund and the Paolino Speaker Series.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
In this post-primary debate, the candidates for governor of the state of Rhode Island will face off on issues that affect the health and prosperity of Rhode Islanders, from economic development and job creation to managing and strengthening our health care delivery system. The debate will be moderated by James Morone, Director of the Taubman Center and the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. This Governor Francis Licht '38 Lecture is sponsored by the Taubman...
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join your public policy peers before the Campus Dance for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 67 George Street. All current and former public policy undergraduate and graduate students are invited, along with guests.
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.