Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Last year the Watson Institute began a program aimed at helping faculty members write commentaries for newspaper op-ed pages and world affairs web sites. The program offers help in both editing pieces and placing them. This year it will continue. Stephen Kinzer, author of many op-ed commentaries, will explain how the program works and give pointers on how to write short, effective advocacy articles for the non-academic press.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles M. Blow is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, where his column tackles hot-button issues such as race relations and racial profiling, teen pregnancy, gender roles, and the gay rights movement. Blow is a CNN contributor, and also often appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe. He has appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s American Morning, Headline News' The Joy Behar Show, Fox News' Fox and Friends, the BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Taubman Center for Public Policy joins with Rhode Island Public Radio to convene a panel of experts to address the proposed relocation of the Pawtucket Red Sox to a new stadium in downtown Providence.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join public policy peers, faculty, and staff before the Campus Dance for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All current and former public policy undergraduate and graduate students are invited, along with guests.
An event for public policy graduates, alumni, and their families.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
International trade agreements have expanded rapidly in recent years. Supporters claim that the agreements carefully balance the benefits of free trade with the labor, environmental, and other regulatory interests of the signatory nations. Many US states, however, claim that trade agreements unduly restrict or preempt state laws regulating commerce.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Janet Gail Besser is vice president, policy and government affairs for the New England Clean Energy Council, where she leads the Council’s policy and advocacy efforts to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for a conversation with John Hazen White, Jr., a Rhode Island business leader dedicated to improving the state’s business and political climate.
White is president of Taco, Inc., a third-generation, $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. Taco, which employs 500 people, is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, valves, tanks, electric controls and other components used in heating and cooling applications and is a leader in its industry.
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.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
One of the most effective tools to affect public opinion and ultimately public policy is the opinion page of major publications. Getting published, however, is tougher than getting admitted to an Ivy League college. Not surprisingly, there are “secret” rules and strategies that improve your odds.
Steve Cohen ’75 has had nine op-eds published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal in the last two years; plus more than a dozen longer articles published in major publications during...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson will speak about the movement to recognize the right to marry someone of the same sex and the arguments for Due Process and Equal Protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution to vindicate that right. They will discuss their successful litigation to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which had restricted marriage to a man and a woman. Boies and Olson will also speak about the challenge to Virginia’s same-sex marriage prohibition and pending...