Events Archive

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.

John Simmons, RIPEC - "Rhode Island's 2013 Economic Development Reforms"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

John Simmons, executive director, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council presents "The Role of a Non-Partisan Research Organization: Rhode Island's 2013 Economic Development Reforms."

Catherine Taylor, Director, RI Division of Elderly Affairs: "Creating a Plan for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias"

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Taylor will present  "Challenges of an Aging Rhode Island: Creating a Plan for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias" This research and evaluation effort began in the spring of 2012 and is part of a continuing collaboration to address the needs of the state's population affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias. This lecture is free and open to the public.

CANCELLED Ebonya Washington PPAI '95, Yale University - "Female Socialization: How Daughters Affect Their Legislator Fathers' Voting on Women's Issues"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Can political views and behavior really be shaped by the genetic happenstance of whether one’s child is a boy or a girl? Yale University economics professor Ebonya Washington PPAI '95 will present evidence that child gender can impact a variety of behaviors and discuss why this finding is important for policy.

Carol Irwin, University of Memphis - "Swimming and Drowning Disparities: Policy Implications for Communities"

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Underrepresented youth have less exposure to swimming, have significantly lower swimming ability, and experience higher drowning rates than more advantaged populations. Research relevant to this alarming public health dilemma will be discussed, and how Memphis, Tennessee developed a solution to this challenge using a grassroots approach to inform policy.

Legislating Same-Sex Marriage: All Eyes on Rhode Island

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Will Rhode Island become the tenth state to pass a law permitting same-sex marriage? The Brown Daily Herald and the Taubman Center for Public Policy bring together experts to discuss the social and political landscape around same-sex marriage, both nationally and here in Rhode Island. Plus, we’ll hear from advocates on both sides of the debate. Speakers

STEMming Brain Drain: Why we need immigration reform to keep our science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate students working in the U.S.

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

After spending years earning advanced degrees in STEM fields at American universities, many international graduate students are unable to obtain green cards to continue their work at U.S. universities and businesses. The Taubman Center for Public Policy is hosting a panel discussion about current immigration reform proposals that affect green card visas. This discussion will be part of a "virtual march" held on April 19 by a number of participating American universities.

Lost Time, Money, and Opportunities: The Educational Costs of Sexual Assault

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How does sexual assault impact students’ academic achievement and future trajectories? Drawing on interviews with rape survivors and rape crisis service providers, this talk will examine a range of challenges faced by student survivors and will consider how campus communities can better meet their needs. The impact of current federal policy and the implications for institutional responses will also be explored.