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October 2015

Ending Hunger by 2025

October 23, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute   Ending Hunger by 2025 (with Global Research Institute and UNC Food For All) Video of the event Shenggen Fan (樊胜根) has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009. Dr Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director…

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November 2015

The Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy: The “Business of Higher Education”

The “Business of Higher Education” with Jane Stancill, Education Reporter, The News and Observer   Jane Stancill is an education reporter with The News & Observer in Raleigh where she covers the UNC system. She has reported on diverse topics including sexual assault on college campuses, the price of tuition and the UNC president search. Stancill is a graduate of UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. We will cover topics ranging from the rising price of college tuition to…

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Fall 2015 Capstone & Clinic Celebration

November 30, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us for this semester’s Capstone & Clinic Celebration, a showcase of students’ work with community partners! Drop in anytime to see project posters by Public Policy majors in the Capstone program (PLCY 698), or come at 12:30 or 1:30 pm for a brief oral presentation by students in the Clinic (PLCY 393). Visitor parking is available at the Morehead Planetarium Visitor Lot at 116 E. Cameron Ave. Questions? Please email Anna Krome-Lukens, Director of Experiential Education.

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April 2016

A Tale of Two Trailblazers: A Conversation with the Honorable Harvey Gantt and Eva Clayton

April 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Harvey Gantt is a noted civil rights pioneer, public servant, and award-winning architect. The first African-American student to be admitted to Clemson University after attending Iowa State University, Gantt graduated with honors in architecture, earned a master's at MIT, and established a practice in Charlotte with a partner. Gantt entered local politics, where he was elected to the city council, serving from 1974 to 1983. He was elected to two terms as the first black Mayor of Charlotte from 1983 to…

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Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy: Understanding how the Federal Reserve is covered by the media

Pedro da Costa joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) as editorial fellow in October 2015. He has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2001, first at Reuters and most recently at the Wall Street Journal. In 2010, he was a coauthor of the article “Club Fed: Ties That Bind at the Federal Reserve,” which helped spur the Fed to adopt a more open communications policy. His reporting in 2010 on the failure of some academic economists…

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September 2016

Bob Thust “Good Governance”

September 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This session led by Bob Thust will lead new and existing ventures and organizations in considering decision making principles and processes, organisational structures and values. Good governance is essential for long-term success, yet it's a topic that fledgling organizations often avoid or fail to explore. This is partly because it comes shrouded in legalese and jargon. Thust's many years of international experience with social innovation, social investment, corporate responsibility and organizational governance underpin his current work with organizations. This workshop…

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Bob Thust “Consulting and Social Innovation”

September 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bob Thust will be talking with students about his time in the consulting world and how he used his specific skill set for good. He will also be answering questions about his work, getting plugged in to social ventures, working at a large consulting firm, or anything else that students may have questions about. Bob spent 15 years at Deloitte UK, first in the Audit & Advisory practice for not-for-profits, then as Director of Responsible Business and finally as Director…

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Neil Britto “The Intersector Project”

September 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Today’s leaders, managers and policymakers are increasingly asked to work across government, business, and non-profit sectors to tackle our society’s most complex challenges. While intersector collaboration is necessary and important, it requires practitioners to navigate the differing institutional logics of each sector, design and implement projects that meet the preferences and objectives of multiple sectors, and navigate typically complex power dynamics. In this interactive workshop -- which will include a brief presentation, a deep dive into a case of cross-sector…

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Helping Every Child Succeed

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Focus Group with Tom Ross

September 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tom Ross, former President of UNC, is now President of the Volcker Alliance. The Volcker Alliance was launched in 2013 to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and to help rebuild public trust in government. The nonpartisan Alliance works toward that broad objective by partnering with other organizations—academic, business, governmental, and public interest—to strengthen professional education for public service, conduct needed research on government performance, and improve the efficiency and accountability of governmental organization at the federal,…

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