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.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
In this post-primary debate, candidates for mayor of Providence -- Jorge Elorza, Buddy Cianci, and Daniel Harrop -- will face off on issues affecting the city of Providence and its residents. Topics will include everything for economic development and job creation to education and transportation. The debate will be moderated by Ross Cheit, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Brown. This event is funded by the Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt fund and the Paolino Speaker Series.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
In this post-primary debate, the candidates for governor of the state of Rhode Island will face off on issues that affect the health and prosperity of Rhode Islanders, from economic development and job creation to managing and strengthening our health care delivery system. The debate will be moderated by James Morone, Director of the Taubman Center and the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. This Governor Francis Licht '38 Lecture is sponsored by the Taubman...
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join your public policy peers before the Campus Dance for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 67 George Street. All current and former public policy undergraduate and graduate students are invited, along with guests.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Blanding will use content analysis to identify competing elite interpretations of the Voting Rights Act within the Congressional Record. As Congress debates a response to the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder, understanding elite interpretations of the Voting Rights Act may help conservatives and liberals achieve common ground.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The IRS has been accused of targeting the tax returns of ideological nonprofits -- particularly those who criticize the current administration -- for extra scrutiny. While many decry the practice as purely partisan, Washington will provide suggestive evidence of a more substantive justification for this practice. She will demonstrate a link between county residents' government disapproval and their level of tax evasion.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge
A discussion with Brown professor Ross Cheit, author of The Witch Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children. Cheit's book, released this month by Oxford University Press, examines a series of high-profile child sex abuse cases in the 1980s empirically challenges the view that these cases were hoaxes. The book shows how a narrative based on empirically thin evidence became a theory with real social force, and how that theory stood at odds with the reality of child...
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Candidates admitted to the Taubman Center's Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Policy degree programs are invited to campus to visit and learn more about the program. The day includes a discussion about the program's focus on experiential learning, lunch with Taubman faculty and alumni, a chance to mingle with current students, a campus tour, and a seminar on financing your degree.
Preregistration required. Contact Melissa Nicholaus for more information.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Without any notice, America’s basic community building blocks have dissolved. What Alexis de Tocqueville called the “township” has been replaced. The rhythms that compelled us to understand the people living across town have disappeared. And what is emerging in their place will have a powerful effect on whether we can embrace political compromise and enhance private sector innovation.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for Degree Day at the Taubman Center. Three Taubman alumni will share how their careers have developed since finishing their degrees at Brown. Come and hear their stories, ask questions, and enjoy a free lunch.