Howard Dean Karl Rove Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Rockefeller College Announces Policy Conversations

Contact: Mary Hunt (518) 442-5264

Dean Straussman

Dean Jeffrey Straussman

The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany recently announced its Fall 2010 schedule for Policy Conversations, the College's popular and timely lunchtime discussion series that features experts on a wide variety of domestic and international public policy issues. Policy Conversations are hosted by Dean Jeffrey Straussman with Rockefeller faculty providing commentary. 

This fall, Rockefeller College welcomes:

Wednesday, September 22    12:25-1:30pm
Guest:  Harry Blair, Senior Research Scholar, Yale University
Topic:  Participatory Budgeting in Local Government in India
Location:  Milne 215

Wednesday, October 13    12:25-1:30pm
Guest:  Micah Lasher, Director of State Legislative Affairs, Mayor's Office, NYC
Topic:  Central Policy Issues for the City
Location:  Milne 215

Tuesday, October 19    12:25-1:30pm
Guest:  George Philip, President, University at Albany
Topic:  The Future of Higher Education in New York and the U.S.
Location:  Milne 215

Wednesday, October 27    12:25-1:30pm
Guest:  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

Thursday, November 4    12:25-1:30pm
Guest: Patrick Gichohi, Clerk of the Kenyan Parliament
Topic:  Legislative Leadership of Governance Reform
Location:  Levitt Room

Tuesday, November 9    12:25-1:30pm
Guest: Tom Constantine, Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence
Topic:  Connecting Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community
Location:  Levitt Room

Tuesday, November 16    12:25-1:30pm
Guest:  Kim Fine, VP for Policy, Planning & Communication, Albany Medical Center
Topic:  Preparing for Health Care Reform
Location:  Levitt Room

Tuesday, November 30    12:25-1:30pm
Guest:  Bruce Gyory, Political Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Topic:  Analysis of the November 2010 Elections--Voter Choices and Issues
Location:  Levitt Room

Policy Conversations are open to all. There is no admission fee. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and join the discussion. Policy Conversations begin promptly at 12:25pm and end at 1:30pm. Please watch for additional program announcements as locations may change.