Careers in Public Policy: Doing Well By Doing Good

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Three distinguished policy practitioners -- all Brown alumni -- discuss their professional experiences in working in critical policy areas including healthcare, education, civic engagement, building communities, and investing for impact. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the personal rewards and practical realities of pursuing a dynamic career in public policy. Moderated by Carrie Nordlund, AM ’01, PhD ’06. Panelists:

NPR's Corey Flintoff - Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

National Public Radio correspondent Corey Flintoff spent four years as NPR's bureau chief in Moscow, where he reported as Russian President Vladimir Putin cracked down on dissent, seized Crimea, and led Russia into war in eastern Ukraine. Since his recent return to the U.S., Flintoff has been following the revelations of the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and what that could mean for the future of relations between two of the world's most potently armed nations.

Eric Biel - International Worker Rights and Responsible Business Conduct in a New Political Era

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Biel will speak about his recent experiences as part of the U.S. Labor Department's International Labor Affairs leadership team, where he worked on global supply chain issues and engagement with foreign governments, business, labor groups, and other parties on a range of international labor law and policy matters. His work with foreign governments and with the International Labor Organization in Geneva focused on improving conditions for workers.

Dan Maffei '90 - In the Political Trenches: Serving in Congress During the Obama Years

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Former Representative Dan Maffei ’90 (D-NY) talks about balancing idealism and pragmatism — as a staffer, candidate, and member of Congress (and graduate of Brown University) — as he relates his experiences in national politics and policy. Maffei, a strong supporter of pay equity for women and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act, was a key swing swing vote in the tumultuous 111th Congress on such issues including the Obamacare and Wall Street reform.

Rebecca Black -- The U.S. Role in Global Health: Past Success, Future Challenge

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rachel Black, a 25-year veteran of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will speak about the U.S. government's major contributions to the global decline in the death of children and mothers, fertility rates, and the spread of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases that can threaten U.S. security. Success has been due in large part to long term commitments, disease-focused initiatives, a partnership approach, and tight progress measurement.