Nicole Pollock - Disrupting Government: Building Systems that Support Meaningful Change in the Public Sector

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nicole Pollock, City of Providence's first chief innovation officer, will talk about the drivers for establishing innovation functions within city government and provide context for the City of Providence's approach. Pollock will review the tensions and challenges in innovation work with in government, and reflect on how innovation supports community inclusion, process transparency, and better overall governance.

Public Policy Concentration Open House and Information Session

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thinking about Public Policy?Join us for a Public Policy Concentration Open House and Information Session59 Charlesfield Street, 3rd Floor (New home of Public Policy!) Refreshments provided * Ask questions about the concentration * Hear about summer internship funding opportunities exclusively for public policy concentrators * Meet Director Jim Morone and Carrie Nordlund, the new Associate Director of Public Policy

Brown MPA Program Information Session for students

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Change the WorldAccelerate your impact with just one more year at Brown Join us for our upcoming information session at59 Charlesfield Street, First FloorLunch provided  The Brown Master of Public Affairs degree features: • Flexible curriculum emphasizing analytical skills, domain knowledge, and field experience • Focus on global and domestic policy • International policy immersion experience • Action learning consultancy • Rigorous 3-semester format

Jackie Zammuto - Bearing Witness: Using Video for Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WITNESS, an international nonprofit trains activists and citizen witnesses to use video to document human rights abuses, expose injustices and advocate for change. Jackie Zammuto will discuss the opportunities and challenges that activists face when using video and how WITNESS is confronting these through our programmatic work and advocacy to technology companies.

Susan Lusi - Reflections of an Urban Superintendent: Working at the Nexus of Practice, Policy and Politics

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A superintendent of schools is charged with improving teaching and learning while working within, and sometimes around, a complex system. She must work to change the system, while at the same time improving student outcomes within the system as it currently exists. In this talk, Susan Lusi will reflect on her ten years as a superintendent, including a recent four-year tenure as the superintendent of Providence public schools.

Joel Berg - How to End Hunger in America by Moving Society Beyond the Bucket Brigade

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Urban fires were a big problem when society depended on volunteers to end them. Why do we still think volunteers or charities can end a massive problem like U.S. hunger? Joel Berg discusses the issues hunger poses to a society, and the real solutions that could completely eradicate domestic hunger.

Seth Magaziner - Promoting a Clean Economy: The Policy and Legislative Process Behind the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Seth Magaziner ’06 spent his first year as Rhode Island General Treasurer developing and implementing legislation to create the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. Magaziner will share the policy development, legislative, and implementation strategies involved in passing and implementing this key 2015 state initiative.