Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Public Policy Concentration Information Session and Open House hosted by the Public Policy DUG.
Hear about undergraduate concentration requirements and course offerings
Meet DUG leaders and Taubman faculty
Find out about $3,500 internship funding reserved exclusively for public policy concentrators
Learn about careers in public policy
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
An inside look at the challenges of trial court research and the fifteen-plus years of work that went into Professor Cheit's forthcoming book, The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Ross Cheit is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. He is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Public Policy and has been at Brown since 1986. He is an inactive member of the California Bar, where he practiced criminal defense...
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
From immigration reform and background checks on guns to budget cuts and entitlement reforms, many major issues facing America have remained unresolved in Congress. Meanwhile, families and businesses confront uncertainty resulting from Washington’s inability to work together to solve major problems.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The empirical dimensions of the racial wealth gap in the U.S. are not challenged. A narrative regarding why the gap exists and is widening, however, is highly contested. Professor Shapiro's talk will survey the development of the racial wealth gap state-of-the-art and then focus on the public discourse and the challenge of constructing a national and constituency-centered narrative that can mobilize support for public policy.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will deliver the keynote address for the 2013 Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs. This year's conference is titled "Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City."
The mayor's address will be followed by Q&A and a panel discussion at 5:00 p.m.:"The State of Latino Politics in Rhode Island’s Cities”
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Anna Aizer, associate professor of economics and public policy at Brown presents the first estimates of the long term effects of cash transfers (welfare) during childhood on health and human capital. Using 1911-1930 data from the Mothers’ Pension program (the first U.S. government sponsored welfare program for families with dependent children), her research reveals that children who received welfare lived longer and completed more years of schooling.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The American intelligence establishment is faced with a serious crisis of public trust and legitimacy in the wake of an avalanche of leaks about spy programs. President Obama has called for a national conversation about surveillance. Timothy Edgar will discuss how greater transparency, independent oversight, and other basic good government tools could help restore legitimacy and enhance national security.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
John Simmons, executive director, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council presents "The Role of a Non-Partisan Research Organization: Rhode Island's 2013 Economic Development Reforms."
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Taylor will present "Challenges of an Aging Rhode Island: Creating a Plan for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias" This research and evaluation effort began in the spring of 2012 and is part of a continuing collaboration to address the needs of the state's population affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias.
This lecture is free and open to the public.