Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson will speak about the movement to recognize the right to marry someone of the same sex and the arguments for Due Process and Equal Protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution to vindicate that right. They will discuss their successful litigation to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which had restricted marriage to a man and a woman. Boies and Olson will also speak about the challenge to Virginia’s same-sex marriage prohibition and pending...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Come meet public policy professors, other students, and DUG leaders, and find out what the public policy concentration has to offer. Hear about the redesigned concentration with more course options starting next year, including an engaged scholars partnership with the Swearer Center. Have some pizza, too!
Concentration Overview • 6:00-7:00 pmMeet public policy professors and advisers; brief overview of the concentration and upcoming public policy courses
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
One of the most effective tools to affect public opinion and ultimately public policy is the opinion page of major publications. Getting published, however, is tougher than getting admitted to an Ivy League college. Not surprisingly, there are “secret” rules and strategies that improve your odds.
Steve Cohen ’75 has had nine op-eds published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal in the last two years; plus more than a dozen longer articles published in major publications during...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Daniel Benaim is currently foreign policy speechwriter and Middle East advisor to Vice President Joe Biden. Before that, he wrote speeches for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and served as a member of her policy planning staff covering Egypt.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for a conversation with John Hazen White, Jr., a Rhode Island business leader dedicated to improving the state’s business and political climate.
White is president of Taco, Inc., a third-generation, $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. Taco, which employs 500 people, is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, valves, tanks, electric controls and other components used in heating and cooling applications and is a leader in its industry.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Janet Gail Besser is vice president, policy and government affairs for the New England Clean Energy Council, where she leads the Council’s policy and advocacy efforts to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
International trade agreements have expanded rapidly in recent years. Supporters claim that the agreements carefully balance the benefits of free trade with the labor, environmental, and other regulatory interests of the signatory nations. Many US states, however, claim that trade agreements unduly restrict or preempt state laws regulating commerce.