Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz - The Nexus of Public Service and Public Policy: The Coast Guard Academy and the Taubman Center in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As a Coast Guard Academy graduate (Class of 1982) and now its first female Superintendent, Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz will discuss the challenges faced by the Academy and universities in preparing young men and women to be leaders in the key public and private institutions and organizations of the 21st century. Drawing on her experience both at sea and in Washington, Admiral Stosz will focus on how the Academy and Brown's public policy program combine academic excellence with a tradition of...

Daniel Benaim - Speechwriting and foreign policy: one writer's lessons and reflections on shaping America's message to the world from Capitol Hill, the State Department, and the White House

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.