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...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center
Ira Katznelson, political science and history professor at Columbia University, will examine how constitutional democracies should navigate challenges to public safety and whether they can do so in ways that are consistent with liberal norms and patterns of government that are grounded on the rule of law and individual rights.
Suggested reading: Federalist Paper #23 by Alexander Hamilton
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
As the 2016 presidential election enters the final stage, race continues to be a major theme of the campaign. Nationally recognized scholars of race and politics Tricia Rose and James Morone will discuss the implications of race in the context of the presidential campaign and the longer term political consequences.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
The campaign for carbon pricing and clean energy in Rhode Island is picking up steam. Come catch the premiere of Energize Rhode Island's campaign video, plus a screening of "This Changes Everything," the revolutionary 2015 documentary about the role of capitalism in climate change.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rooted in a paradigm shift, impact investing is revolutionizing how we view investments and development, proving profit and positive social impact can go hand in hand. Peter Fanconi will provide an overview of how the microfinance markets and the value chain work, illustrate the various lending methodologies and explain how microfinance is influencing local economies.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Public anger and disenchantment with the American political and economic systems are at explosive levels, powering the political rebellions of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump on opposite sides of the US political spectrum. Large majorities tell pollsters that they feel our political system is broken and our economic system is rigged.
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.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Warren Alpert Medical School Building of Brown University
Free/open to the public but space is limited. Application link
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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required.Register on Eventbrite.
Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the Democratic ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Benghazi Committees, will speak about the critical importance of a strong and sustained multiracial coalition in solving the most pressing domestic challenges confronting our nation.