Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aside from providing Rhode Island citizens with a web portal to view health insurance options and determine eligibility for federal premium assistance tax credits, state-based exchanges can also be a driver of change. HealthSource RI director Christine Ferguson will discuss how Rhode Island's health insurance exchange hopes to impact over all health care policy in the state by having an educated consumer base drive changes in plan design, delivery system and cost.
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Interested in learning more about the public policy concentration? Join public policy faculty, current students, and the DUG for pizza at the Taubman Center. Faculty will preview spring courses and current students will share their experiences as concentrators, including internship funding opportunities reserved solely for PPAI concentrators. Learn about the new 5th-year MPA program, too.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Starting in the late 1960s, conservatives made getting tough on crime a cornerstone of their political appeal. In the process, they played a key role in the expansion of the American prison system, now by far the most punitive in the Western world. But in the last few years, conservative politicians in the states and national government have begun singing a new tune, offering reforms that include reducing the numbers of Americans under lock and key.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grab lunch and learn about how adding just one year of study to your undergraduate program can help you change the world. Find out about Brown Public Policy's newly designed, accelerated 1-year Master of Public Affairs. Meet public policy faculty and alumni, hear about exciting career options, the curriculum, and more.