Andrea Kane -Teen Pregnancy: The Story Behind Plummeting Rates

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Teen birth rates in the U.S. have declined by more than 60% in the past two decades, one of the most dramatic health and social policy successes in this country. This progress has been wide and deep, though disparities persist. Kane will discuss the role that public policy has played, how different policy levers were used, and what policy actions might maintain the progress.

Jyoti Sharma - Cross-Disciplinary Insights into Environmental Policy Challenges

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jyoti Sharma will examine approaches to critical global environmental challenges, including management of vital resources such as water. Managing these challenges and resources — equitably and sustainably — requires economic, political, sociological, technical and environmental concerns to be addressed. Sharma will touch on numerous ideas generated by researchers across different disciplines at Brown that give critical pointers to possible solutions to some of the most pressing global threats...

Film Screening - BESA: The Promise

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

BESA: The Promise Sixty years after World War II, a Muslim Albanian must fulfill a promise made to the Jewish family his father rescued during the Holocaust. This documentary tells the never-before-told story of how Albania opened its borders to shelter Jewish refugees, even as it endured a brutal Nazi occupation. Free film screening at the Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer Street, ProvidenceTickets available at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the screeningFilm screening: 6:00-7:30 p.m. Q+A: 7:30 p.m. 

Erika Olsen - Public Policy, the FCC, and the Communications Sector

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nearly every aspect of modern life relies on communications to function. From banking to e-commerce, from smart devices in homes to wireless 911 calls in times of emergency, we rely on communications technologies and networks. Olsen will focus on the FCC's policy making process and its role in shaping the communications industry through the lens of some of some of today's cutting-edge issues as these networks evolve to new broadband platforms.