Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nicole Pollock, City of Providence's first chief innovation officer, will talk about the drivers for establishing innovation functions within city government and provide context for the City of Providence's approach. Pollock will review the tensions and challenges in innovation work with in government, and reflect on how innovation supports community inclusion, process transparency, and better overall governance.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Thinking about Public Policy?Join us for a Public Policy Concentration Open House and Information Session59 Charlesfield Street, 3rd Floor (New home of Public Policy!) Refreshments provided * Ask questions about the concentration * Hear about summer internship funding opportunities exclusively for public policy concentrators * Meet Director Jim Morone and Carrie Nordlund, the new Associate Director of Public Policy
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Change the WorldAccelerate your impact with just one more year at Brown Join us for our upcoming information session at59 Charlesfield Street, First FloorLunch provided
The Brown Master of Public Affairs degree features: • Flexible curriculum emphasizing analytical skills, domain knowledge, and field experience • Focus on global and domestic policy • International policy immersion experience • Action learning consultancy • Rigorous 3-semester format
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WITNESS, an international nonprofit trains activists and citizen witnesses to use video to document human rights abuses, expose injustices and advocate for change. Jackie Zammuto will discuss the opportunities and challenges that activists face when using video and how WITNESS is confronting these through our programmatic work and advocacy to technology companies.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A superintendent of schools is charged with improving teaching and learning while working within, and sometimes around, a complex system. She must work to change the system, while at the same time improving student outcomes within the system as it currently exists. In this talk, Susan Lusi will reflect on her ten years as a superintendent, including a recent four-year tenure as the superintendent of Providence public schools.
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.
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.