Events Archive

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.

Taubman Center Lunch Lecture: Philanthropy at the Intersection of Social Change and Public Policy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Karen Voci, executive director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation presents "Philanthropy at the Intersection of Social Change and Public Policy." The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation focuses on preventing childhood obesity and promoting health equity in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. Voci has been director of the Foundation since 2007.

Taubman Center lunch lecture: "The Experience of African American Women During the Great Recession," presented by Margaret C. Simms, Fellow, Urban Institute

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How did the recession of 2008-2012 affect the economic and employment status of African-American women? This talk will examine the impact of public policies -- both those in effect when President Obama took office and new policies implemented by his administration -- on the well being of African-American women.

The Violence Against Women Act: Politics and Realities

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A panel discussion about the impact that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has had on various communities since 1994, and the impact on agencies and victims stemming from the delay in reauthorization. The panel will also address issues of intimate partner violence in the range of communities covered now by VAWA.

The Conservative Solution to Climate Change: Pricing Carbon Pollution Without Growing Government

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Rep. Bob Inglis, a six-term congressman from South Carolina, will speak about his free-enterprise approach to combating climate change. Inglis believes that the effects and risks of climate change are real and that conservatives need to propose energy policies that will allow the free market to determine the best solutions to this urgent issue.

Taubman Center Lunch Lecture: ProvPlan's DataHUB and Community Profiles: Complimentary Data Platforms for Policy Research

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Providence Plan is developing two statewide public data platforms that bring together a wealth of information for policy, economic and social science research. The Rhode Island Community Profiles is an easy-to-use data display and mapping tool that provides information from demographics and socioeconomics to health and transportation. It accommodates both curated census data as well as administrative data aggregated to census geographies.

Lunch Lecture: Nancy Turnbull presents "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Lessons from Health Reform in Massachusetts"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Many coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act were modeled on the 2006 health reform law in Massachusetts. Come hear lessons from the Massachusetts experience about the individual mandate, health exchanges, outreach and enrollment, and more. Nancy Turnbull is Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health. Turnbull has been a board member of the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s health insurance exchange, for six years.

Common Sense Action's Rhode Island Fiscal Summit featuring Steven Rattner '74

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Student-run Common Sense Action is committed to mobilizing youth to solve the nation's fiscal problems. Using Rhode Island's fiscal challenges as a case study, we will explore solutions to the federal deficit and debt crisis. As seating is limited, registration is required at Event Agenda