Events Archive

Lecture: Entitlements in an Aging America

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"?

Master's Program Information Session - RSVP requested

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,, 401-863-2201

The Meiklejohn Lecture: The Architecture of the First Amendment

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.

Luncheon Lecture - Patrick Sharkey NEW DATE TBA

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.

Master's Program Information Session

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. 

Anton/Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs - Pensions in Peril: How Municipalities Are Defusing This Fiscal Time Bomb

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

Luncheon Lecture - Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent

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.

Jose Antonio Vargas: Undocumented Immigrant and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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.

Luncheon Lecture - Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Authors Richard Arenberg and Robert Dove discuss their new book, Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate, an informed and spirited defense of the Senate’s tradition of extended debate.

Taubman Center Open House for Public Policy Undergraduates

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Meet Taubman Center faculty, other concentrators, and learn about the public policy concentration. Come early, food will be served!