Events Archive

CANCELLED -Natasha Strassfeld - The Future of IDEA Policy: Monitoring Disproportionate Representation of Minority Students in Special Education

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Students with disabilities encounter many education challenges in the U.S. public school system, and the achievement gap between students with disabilities and students without disabilities persists. For racial and ethnic minority students with disabilities, equity and disproportionate placement into more restrictive special education settings are lingering concerns. Strassfeld will examine the impact of recent regulatory changes under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on...

Erika Olsen - Public Policy, the FCC, and the Communications Sector

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

Nearly every aspect of modern life relies on communications to function. From banking to e-commerce, from smart devices in homes to wireless 911 calls in times of emergency, we rely on communications technologies and networks. Olsen will focus on the FCC's policy making process and its role in shaping the communications industry through the lens of some of some of today's cutting-edge issues as these networks evolve to new broadband platforms.

Film Screening - BESA: The Promise

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

BESA: The Promise Sixty years after World War II, a Muslim Albanian must fulfill a promise made to the Jewish family his father rescued during the Holocaust. This documentary tells the never-before-told story of how Albania opened its borders to shelter Jewish refugees, even as it endured a brutal Nazi occupation.

Macky McCleary, Director of RI Public Utilities Commission - 21st Century Regulation

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

21st Century Regulation: Theory and PracticeMacky McCleary, Administator Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Under McCleary's leadership, Rhode Island is doing some of the most cutting-edge utility innovation in the U.S. The Commission's work spans utilities from power and water to telecomms. McCleary previously served as Director of the RI Department of Business Regulation.

Jyoti Sharma - Cross-Disciplinary Insights into Environmental Policy Challenges

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jyoti Sharma will examine approaches to critical global environmental challenges, including management of vital resources such as water. Managing these challenges and resources — equitably and sustainably — requires economic, political, sociological, technical and environmental concerns to be addressed. Sharma will touch on numerous ideas generated by researchers across different disciplines at Brown that give critical pointers to possible solutions to some of the most pressing global threats...

Election 2016 - Live WPRO Radio Show

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Political Science Professor Jim Morone and radio host Dan Yorke for a live WPRO radio broadcast as faculty, lawmakers, and students discuss Election 2016. Be a part of the studio audience and share your thoughts or ask questions on air. Two seatings: 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.Please RSVP to reserve your seat here

Andrea Kane -Teen Pregnancy: The Story Behind Plummeting Rates

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Teen birth rates in the U.S. have declined by more than 60% in the past two decades, one of the most dramatic health and social policy successes in this country. This progress has been wide and deep, though disparities persist. Kane will discuss the role that public policy has played, how different policy levers were used, and what policy actions might maintain the progress.

Kobi Dennis - Community Policing Without the Cameras

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Beyond the sound bites and scripted media ploys - an in-depth discussion about how "real" community policing in the urban setting can have a positive impact. Kobi Dennis, a native of the South Side of Providence, has extensive expertise in advocating and addressing issues pertaining to the urban community. His most recent initiative, Unified Solutions, is a community-lead collaborative that has offered programs that have empowered thousands of community members.

Arthi Krishnaswami - Data Visualization for Public Policy

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Krishnaswami will discuss the use of information visualization and design in the presentation of public policy research. Beginning with an overview of concepts and key examples, she will share how graphics can strengthen narratives and arguments in policy environments. She will also focus on choosing the right style for a variety of data sets.

Alison Taylor - Sustainability and the Future of Business Ethics

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Large corporations have traditionally treated business ethics as primarily an issue of legal compliance, while sustainability teams focus on philanthropy, environmental responsibility, and reporting. However, public trust in business is at an historic low, and companies are increasingly asked to respond to stakeholder concerns over issues such as inequality, transparency, corruption, human rights, and climate change. Taylor will examine current corporate approaches to these larger ethical...