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Policy Conversations

Rockefeller College’s popular and timely lunchtime discussion series, Policy Conversations, features experts on a wide variety of domestic and international public policy issues. Commentators from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy faculty provide insight and perspective. Policy Conversations underscores the College’s mission to discover, communicate, and apply knowledge about politics, governance, public policy, and public management, making democracy stronger and governments more effective around the world. Dean Jeffrey Straussman invites students, faculty, alumni, and members of the public to participate.

Fall 2010 Schedule

Most Policy Conversations are held on the downtown UAlbany campus, from 12:25pm to 1:30pm, Milne Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY. Please check the individual listings for location information.

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Wednesday, September 22

Harry Blair
Senior Research Scholar, Yale University

Topic:  Participatory Budgeting in Local Government in India

Location:  Milne 215

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Wednesday, October 13

Micah Lasher,
Director of State Legislative Affairs, Mayor's Office, NYC

Topic:  Central Policy Issues for the City

Location:  Milne 215

 

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Tuesday, October 19

George Philip
President, University at Albany

Topic:  The Challenges for Higher Education in the US

Location:  Milne 215

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Wednesday, October 27

Kevin Jack
Labor Market Analyst, NYS Department of Labor

Topic:  New York State's Labor Market: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Location:  Milne 215

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Thursday, November 4

Patrick Gichohi
Clerk of the Kenyan Parliament

Topic:  Legislative Leadership of Governance Reform

Location:  Levitt Room

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Tuesday, November 9

Tom Constantine
Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence

Topic:  Connecting Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community

Location:  Levitt Room

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Tuesday, November 16

Kim Fine
VP for Policy, Planning & Communication
Albany Medical Center

Topic:  Evolving Role of Academic Medical Centers in an era of Health Care Reform [Handout]

Location:  Levitt Room

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Tuesday, November 30

Bruce Gyory
Political Consultant &
Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Topic:  Analysis of the November 2010 Elections--Voter Choices and Issues

Location:  Levitt Room

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