Dave Noble - Navigating the Federal Job Market: An Insider's View

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dave Noble, Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, will give and insider's view on how to navigate the federal appointment process. Dave Noble is currently Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office. He previously served as a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, and White House Liaison and Deputy Chief of Staff at NASA. He also held a detail assignment as Director of Let’s Move! Cities...

Fisheries, Seafood, and Public Policy: Research Questions and Challenges

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Taubman Center Public Policy Forum Public Policy and Political Professor Ross Cheit, Environmental Studies Professor Caroline Karp, and Bruce Berman of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Boston will speak about the launch of a new research project. The team will present their primary research questions and discuss how they plan to go about answering these questions. They welcome feedback from anyone interested in fisheries and/or seafood.

Risa Heller - Managing Reputations in the Era of TMZ and Twitter

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A discussion of tactics, strategies and core principles to help protect and maintain public reputation when it is constantly at risk. Heller will share stories from the front lines of the media battlefield.

Nina Totenberg -The Supreme Court: A look back, and forward

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:20pm

Nina Totenberg, award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss current and historic Supreme Court cases — on issues from social justice and inequality to voting rights and campaign finance reform — and their impact on American policy. The talk is free and open to the public but registration is required.Register here:

Opening a New Clean Energy Frontier: The First Offshore Wind Farm in America

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Deepwater Wind is now installing the first offshore wind farm in the United States off the coast of Rhode Island, the Block Island Wind Farm. Moving this pioneering project forward has required overcoming unique and complex financial, environmental permitting, contractual, regulatory, and construction hurdles. Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, will discuss this success and what it means for the development of clean energy in the United States.