Topic: politics

Kelly Rogers MPP ’12 spoke about her experience in General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s ’06 office and her hope to pursue an MBA.

News, University News

Deputy treasurer discusses career following Brown

October 31, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island Deputy Treasurer Kelly Rogers visited the Watson Institute of Public Affairs Wednesday afternoon to talk to students about her experiences in politics after her time at Brown.

Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

October 30, 2018 0 comments

The Political Theory Project hosted a Janus Forum called “Urban Policy in the 21st Century” Oct. 25 to discuss the future of economic policy in the United States.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

Columns, Opinions

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

October 4, 2018 0 comments

By any metric, the past few years have not been good to liberal democracy. As Larry Diamond, a Stanford University professor of sociology who specializes in democracy, famously noted, we may be in the midst of a global “democracy recession.” 

Former State House Deputy Minority Leader Joe Trillo (I), Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) debated at Roger Williams University Thursday night. Three independents are also running for governor.

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

September 27, 2018 0 comments

In the first televised debate of the gubernatorial election, incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo went head-to-head with Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent candidate Joe Trillo at Roger Williams University Sept. 27.

Simshauser ’20: In a deeply red state, a blueprint for Democrats

Columns, Opinions

Simshauser ’20: In a deeply red state, a blueprint for Democrats

September 23, 2018 0 comments

As the state of national politics devolves into tribally structured warfare, statewide elections have become easy to map along party lines.

Chris Hayes ’01 encouraged his audience and readers of his book, “A Colony in a Nation,” to vote in elections for officials of the criminal justice system, as these elections often have low turnout.

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Hayes ’01 talks mass incarceration, policing

September 23, 2018 0 comments

Chris Hayes ’01, author and host of the MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes,” came back to his old stomping ground this weekend to talk about his new book and the current state of American politics.

Fernandez ’21: Vote — even if you’re disillusioned

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Vote — even if you’re disillusioned

September 19, 2018 0 comments

The United States’ position as the “defender of democracy” is a narrative that has always dominated the shaping of the American identity.

Letter: Steele’s appointment is not what it’s cracked up to be

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Steele’s appointment is not what it’s cracked up to be

September 16, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Rebecca Aman’s Sept. 13 column commended the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs for inviting Michael Steele to serve as a faculty fellow and lead student discussion groups this school year.

Holt:  Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

Op-eds, Opinions

Holt: Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

September 11, 2018 0 comments

My name is Ryan Holt. I live on Halsey Street (right near campus) with my wife, Lilia, our rescue dog Stella and our two rescue cats Silvio and Cleo.