Topic: politics

Ralph Northam, winner of last Tuesday's gubernatorial election in Virginia.

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Cardoso ’19: Democrats, don’t let Virginia get your hopes up

November 16, 2017 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, Ralph Northam, raced to victory by a healthy margin.

Eric Patashnik, director of Watson’s Public Policy Program, moderated a panel Monday evening on the political future of America.

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Democrat, Republican discuss future of America under Trump

November 6, 2017 0 comments

As is the case with many modern political issues, Democrats and Republicans are divided on how they see the future of the United States under Trump.

The Greater Good Gathering focused on a wide range of issues, including public sector innovation and the power of technology. The event was organized by Eric Schnurer ’80, a former professor at Brown.

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Greater Good Gathering holds inaugural conference

October 22, 2017 0 comments

The Greater Good Gathering conference took place this weekend, featuring speakers from a host of different disciplines including Martin Luther King III.

In his lecture, “Make America Fair Again,” Douglas Elmendorf addresses the large gap betweem low-, middle-, and high-income individuals. He discussed six ways the issue should be addressed in order to solve it.

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Dean of Harvard Kennedy School discusses economic inequality

October 12, 2017 0 comments

Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, discussed economic inequality in a lecture titled  “Make America Fair Again.”

The event, hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America,  featured a panel of students, faculty and staff involved in community organizing and research projects.

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Teach-in contextualizes end of DACA

October 10, 2017 0 comments

In a discussion, a panel of students, faculty and staff highlighted the importance of leaving the “good immigrant bad, immigrant” mentality behind.

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Former Prime Minister of Italy talks European Union, Brexit

October 5, 2017 0 comments

Romano Prodi spoke at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affair’s for a talk titled, “The Future of Europe in the Wake of Brexit.”

Over 400 Rhode Islanders gathered at India Point Park to highlight issues about race and inequality. Sunday’s demonstration included speeches from State Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell and City Councilor Nirva LaFourtune.

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Speakers call for racial justice in R.I. sister rally

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island’s March for Racial Justice, one of the 18 marches that took place across the nation, kicked off at India Point Park Sunday afternoon.

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R.I. Governor to sign bill limiting access to guns for domestic abusers

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Convicted domestic abusers in Rhode Island will be restricted from owning firearms once the Protect Rhode Island Families Act is signed by Governor Gina Raimondo

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Study analyzes, raises questions on institutional corruption

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Though institutional corruption may seem like something of the past, researchers examined how corruption remains prevalent today in a study.

DNC Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 named Watson senior fellow

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DNC Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 named Watson senior fellow

September 17, 2017 0 comments

Chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez ’83 P’18 will lead a study group at the University this fall.