Events Archive

Steve Cohen ’75 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Getting Op-Eds Published

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...

The Constitutional Right to Marriage Equality: David Boies and Ted Olson on how they fought and overturned California's same-sex marriage ban

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...

The Nexus of Public Service and Public Policy: The Coast Guard Academy and the Taubman Center in the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As a Coast Guard Academy graduate (Class of 1982) and now its first female Superintendent, Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz will discuss the challenges faced by the Academy and universities in preparing young men and women to be leaders in the key public and private institutions and organizations of the 21st century. Drawing on her experience both at sea and in Washington, Admiral Stosz will focus on how the Academy and Brown's public policy program combine academic excellence with a tradition of...

Pricing Carbon Pollution: A Presentation on a National Carbon Fee and Dividend Study

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Scott Nystrom, economist, Regional Economic ModelsThis lecture is free and open to the public

Fifth-Year MPA Information Session at the Taubman Center

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  Grab lunch and learn about how adding just one year of study to your undergraduate program can help you change the world.  Find out about Brown Public Policy's newly designed, accelerated 1-year Master of Public Affairs. Meet public policy faculty and alumni, hear about exciting career options, the curriculum, and more.

Steven Teles - Johns Hopkins U: Why Conservatives Are Changing Their Tune on Mass Incarceration

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Starting in the late 1960s, conservatives made getting tough on crime a cornerstone of their political appeal. In the process, they played a key role in the expansion of the American prison system, now by far the most punitive in the Western world. But in the last few years, conservative politicians in the states and national government have begun singing a new tune, offering reforms that include reducing the numbers of Americans under lock and key.

Public Policy Concentration Open House and Course Preview

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Interested in learning more about the public policy concentration? Join public policy faculty, current students, and the DUG for pizza at the Taubman Center. Faculty will preview spring courses and current students will share their experiences as concentrators, including internship funding opportunities reserved solely for PPAI concentrators. Learn about the new 5th-year MPA program, too.

Christine Ferguson - HealthSource RI: Rhode Island's Health Exchange Vision

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Aside from providing Rhode Island citizens with a web portal to view health insurance options and determine eligibility for federal premium assistance tax credits, state-based exchanges can also be a driver of change. HealthSource RI director Christine Ferguson will discuss how Rhode Island's health insurance exchange hopes to impact over all health care policy in the state by having an educated consumer base drive changes in plan design, delivery system and cost.

Master of Public Affairs Degree Open House

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn about an advanced degree that can help you change the world -- Brown Public Policy's newly designed, accelerated 1-year Master of Public Affairs! Meet public policy faculty and alumni, hear about exciting career options, the curriculum, and more. Formal presentation about the program begins at 6:30pmRefreshments will be served.

Alasdair Roberts - Suffolk University Law School: The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The era of economic liberalization, spanning 1978 to 2008, is often regarded as a period in which government was simply dismantled. In fact, government was reconstructed to meet the needs of a globalized economy. Central banking, fiscal control, tax collection, regulation, port and airport management, infrastructure development -- in all of these areas, radical reforms were made to the architecture of government. A common philosophy shaped all of these reforms: the logic of discipline.