Events Archive

The Nexus of Public Service and Public Policy: The Coast Guard Academy and the Taubman Center in the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As a Coast Guard Academy graduate (Class of 1982) and now its first female Superintendent, Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz will discuss the challenges faced by the Academy and universities in preparing young men and women to be leaders in the key public and private institutions and organizations of the 21st century. Drawing on her experience both at sea and in Washington, Admiral Stosz will focus on how the Academy and Brown's public policy program combine academic excellence with a tradition of...

Pricing Carbon Pollution: A Presentation on a National Carbon Fee and Dividend Study

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Scott Nystrom, economist, Regional Economic ModelsThis lecture is free and open to the public

Fifth-Year MPA Information Session at the Taubman Center

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  Grab lunch and learn about how adding just one year of study to your undergraduate program can help you change the world.  Find out about 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.

Steven Teles - Johns Hopkins U: Why Conservatives Are Changing Their Tune on Mass Incarceration

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.

Public Policy Concentration Open House and Course Preview

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.

Christine Ferguson - HealthSource RI: Rhode Island's Health Exchange Vision

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.

Master of Public Affairs Degree Open House

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.

Alasdair Roberts - Suffolk University Law School: The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government

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.

Providence Mayoral Candidates' Debate

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.

CANCELLED -- Gubernatorial Candidates' Debate: A Healthy and Prosperous Rhode Island

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...