Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
"Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election, " by Michael Dimock, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
The issues, events and values that shaped the 2012 presidential election and an inside look at the challenges and choices public opinion pollsters face in pre-election polling.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
"Rape as an Economic Crime: Consequences for Survivors and Implications for Public Policy."
Taubman Center Postdoctoral Research Associate Rebecca Loya will present evidence of a range of economic consequences of rape based on both qualitative interviews and quantitative analysis of nationally representative data. Loya will argue that public policy reform is required to prevent needless financial hardship for victims.
A light lunch will be served.
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
How will the post-election drumbeat of "reform" –- fiscal reform, tax reform and entitlement reform -- affect our aging population and reshape the public policy landscape? What will happen to seniors if we go over the "fiscal cliff"?
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
An information session for prospective students. Meet Taubman Center alumni, current students and faculty. Find out how the Taubman Center’s Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Policy degrees will prepare you for a dynamic career in public policy.
RSVP requestedIf you plan to attend, please RSVP to Melissa Nicholaus, Melissa_Nicholaus@brown.edu, 401-863-2201
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
A look at how the language, structure, and drafting of the First Amendment affects how we interpret it.
Michael W. McConnell is Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before joining Stanford in 2009, he served as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has argued thirteen cases in the United States Supreme Court, most recently CompuCredit v Greenwood, in 2011.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Patrick Sharkey, PPAI '00, Assistant Professor of Sociology at NYU, presents "The Effect of Community Violence on Children's Cognitive Functioning and Academic Performance."
How does living in a violent environment "get into the minds" of children to affect them as they engage in daily life at home and in school? Sharkey will discuss his new methods to identify the causal effect of exposure to incidents of extreme violence in children's neighborhoods.
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet Taubman Center alumni, current students and faculty. Find out how the Taubman Center’s Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Policy degrees will prepare you for a dynamic career in public policy.
Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions67 George Street5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Cities across the United States are facing $7 trillion in outstanding pension liabilities. This conference will shed light on how municipalities are addressing this financial challenge.4:00 PanelMunicipal Pensions: A National Perspective
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
"The Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter's Reflections," by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times.
After handing down its historic decision in June upholding President Obama's health care law, the Supreme Court is not slowing down. The new term is likely to include landmark cases on affirmative action in higher education, voting rights and same-sex marriage.
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Metcalf 101, Friedman Auditorium
This Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant boldly revealed his unauthorized status in recent articles he wrote for the New York Times Magazine and Time magazine. Vargas, who will deliver this year's John Hazen White Sr. Lecture, will share how he’s fighting for immigration reform now after spending fifteen years concealing his undocumented status.