2012 Taubman Center Master’s Program Awards

Erica Brown MPP '12, A. Alfred Taubman Scholar (center) accepts her award from Jennifer Slattery-Bownds and Marion Orr of the Taubman Center:

On May 22 the Taubman Center named Erica Brown MPP ’13 the A. Alfred E. Taubman Scholar and Alexi Pfeffer-Gillett MPP ’13 the Darrell West Scholar.

Erica Brown’s policy focus is the role that education plays in alleviating poverty in the developing world. This summer she will be working with Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda to help design an intervention focused on women's empowerment, which will include a controlled trial to test the program. The aim is to improve health outcomes for women and children.

(Distributed May 29, 2012)

Master's Grad Students Join Forces with the Drum Major Institute

Taubman Master's students aid the Drum Major Institute:

A September lecture at the Taubman Center by Eric Schnurer '80, president of the Drum Major Institute, led to collaboration between three Taubman Center Master’s students and the Institute. The Drum Major Institute is a progressive think tank that seeks to end poverty and promote opportunity by putting sound policy ideas to work.

(Distributed May 29, 2012)

Richard Arenberg on C-Span's "Washington Journal"

Richard Arenberg, Adjunct Professor in Public Policy, lent his expertise on Senate rules to a "Washington Journal" segment featuring Bob Edgar of Common Cause. Edgar appeared on the program to talk about Common Cause's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the use of filibuster in the Senate. Arenberg defended the virtues of the filibuster as an equalizing force.

(Distributed May 15, 2012)

Master's Students Play Key Role at State Legislator Forum

Marion Orr with Annual Leadership Forum ParticipantsMarion Orr with Annual Leadership Forum ParticipantsBrown University hosted the State Legislative Leadership Foundation (SLLF) Annual Leadership Forum, titled “Restoring the People’s Trust in Government” from May 10 to May 12, 2012.  

(Distributed May 14, 2012)

2012 Undergraduate Awards Announced

On May 3, 2012, public policy undergraduates, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the achievements of eight outstanding undergraduates.

(Distributed May 9, 2012)
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