Events Archive

Ebonya Washington '95, Yale University - The Politics of Tax Evasion

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The IRS has been accused of targeting the tax returns of ideological nonprofits -- particularly those who criticize the current administration -- for extra scrutiny. While many decry the practice as purely partisan, Washington will provide suggestive evidence of a more substantive justification for this practice. She will demonstrate a link between county residents' government disapproval and their level of tax evasion.

Panel Discussion: The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A discussion with Brown professor Ross Cheit, author of The Witch Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children. Cheit's book, released this month by Oxford University Press, examines a series of high-profile child sex abuse cases in the 1980s empirically challenges the view that these cases were hoaxes. The book shows how a narrative based on empirically thin evidence became a theory with real social force, and how that theory stood at odds with the reality of child...

Taubman Center for Public Policy Graduate Admitted Students Day

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Candidates admitted to the Taubman Center's Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Policy degree programs are invited to campus to visit and learn more about the program. The day includes a discussion about the program's focus on experiential learning, lunch with Taubman faculty and alumni, a chance to mingle with current students, a campus tour, and a seminar on financing your degree. Preregistration required. Contact Melissa Nicholaus for more information.

Marc Dunkelman, Senior Fellow, Clinton Foundation - The Hidden Transformation of American Community

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Without any notice, America’s basic community building blocks have dissolved. What Alexis de Tocqueville called the “township” has been replaced. The rhythms that compelled us to understand the people living across town have disappeared. And what is emerging in their place will have a powerful effect on whether we can embrace political compromise and enhance private sector innovation.

Public Policy Degree Day at the Taubman Center

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for Degree Day at the Taubman Center. Three Taubman alumni will share how their careers have developed since finishing their degrees at Brown. Come and hear their stories, ask questions, and enjoy a free lunch. Speakers:

Public Policy Concentration Open House and Information Session

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

Ross Cheit, Taubman Center for Public Policy -- The Amazing True Story of How 81 Brown Undergraduates Helped Give "Extreme Research" Its Name

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...

Senator Olympia Snowe - Bridging the Divide: What hyper-partisanship means for 2014... And how we can fix Washington

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.

Thomas Shapiro, Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis - "Racial Wealth Analysis, Public Discourse, and Narrative Development"

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.

Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras

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”