Welcome to the Taubman Center

Integrating people & policy  

Since 1984, the A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy has been the hub connecting students, faculty, the community, and distinguished visitors for interdisciplinary study, research, and advocacy of sound public policy and the betterment of American institutions. 

Brown University's reputation as the 'Common Good' Ivy League institution is rooted in scholarship, teaching, and service that tangibly serve to create a more just world. Daily life at the Taubman Center is a prime example of Brown's work for the common good.

The Taubman Center, one of several research centers within the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, influences local, national, and global policy makers through high quality research, teaching excellence, and a commitment to community service. Located in the heart of Brown University and Providence, the Center benefits from the resources and attractions of both the school and the city.

The intellectual spirit of the Center is frequently enriched by nationally known speakers including then-Senator Barack Obama; Donna Brazile, National Democratic Party strategist; Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ; and South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, among many policy luminaries.