Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Can political views and behavior really be shaped by the genetic happenstance of whether one’s child is a boy or a girl? Yale University economics professor Ebonya Washington PPAI '95 will present evidence that child gender can impact a variety of behaviors and discuss why this finding is important for policy.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Underrepresented youth have less exposure to swimming, have significantly lower swimming ability, and experience higher drowning rates than more advantaged populations. Research relevant to this alarming public health dilemma will be discussed, and how Memphis, Tennessee developed a solution to this challenge using a grassroots approach to inform policy.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Will Rhode Island become the tenth state to pass a law permitting same-sex marriage? The Brown Daily Herald and the Taubman Center for Public Policy bring together experts to discuss the social and political landscape around same-sex marriage, both nationally and here in Rhode Island. Plus, we’ll hear from advocates on both sides of the debate.
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
After spending years earning advanced degrees in STEM fields at American universities, many international graduate students are unable to obtain green cards to continue their work at U.S. universities and businesses.
The Taubman Center for Public Policy is hosting a panel discussion about current immigration reform proposals that affect green card visas. This discussion will be part of a "virtual march" held on April 19 by a number of participating American universities.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge
How does sexual assault impact students’ academic achievement and future trajectories? Drawing on interviews with rape survivors and rape crisis service providers, this talk will examine a range of challenges faced by student survivors and will consider how campus communities can better meet their needs. The impact of current federal policy and the implications for institutional responses will also be explored.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Karen Voci, executive director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation presents "Philanthropy at the Intersection of Social Change and Public Policy."
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation focuses on preventing childhood obesity and promoting health equity in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. Voci has been director of the Foundation since 2007.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
How did the recession of 2008-2012 affect the economic and employment status of African-American women? This talk will examine the impact of public policies -- both those in effect when President Obama took office and new policies implemented by his administration -- on the well being of African-American women.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge (75 Waterman St)
A panel discussion about the impact that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has had on various communities since 1994, and the impact on agencies and victims stemming from the delay in reauthorization. The panel will also address issues of intimate partner violence in the range of communities covered now by VAWA.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Rep. Bob Inglis, a six-term congressman from South Carolina, will speak about his free-enterprise approach to combating climate change. Inglis believes that the effects and risks of climate change are real and that conservatives need to propose energy policies that will allow the free market to determine the best solutions to this urgent issue.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Providence Plan is developing two statewide public data platforms that bring together a wealth of information for policy, economic and social science research.
The Rhode Island Community Profiles is an easy-to-use data display and mapping tool that provides information from demographics and socioeconomics to health and transportation. It accommodates both curated census data as well as administrative data aggregated to census geographies.