Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Policy in Action Symposium: MPA Class of 2023 - Day 2

Policy in Action Symposium: MPA Class of 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

9:45am – 3:15pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

The MPA Class of 2023 invites you to their Policy in Action Consultancy project presentations from May 10, 2023 - May 12, 2023. The Policy in Action Consultancy project allows MPA students to apply their academic and professional experiences to examine and analyze a real-world, policy-related challenge or problem for a nonprofit, public, or private sector partner organization.

The presentations will all be held at the Joukowsky Forum (111 Thayer Street) and run from 9:45 am until approximately 3:15 pm each day. 

If you would like to attend any of the presentations and/or the lunch, please register here.

Full Event Schedule

9:45am - 10:00am Welcome/General Guidelines/Continental Breakfast

10:00am - 10:30am Presentation 7: Rhode Island Department of Transportation - Drafting the RI Carbon Reduction Strateg
Malcolm Johnson
Junhao Ma
Connor Mullin
Keming Tan
Yuzhen Zhang

10:30am - 10:40am Transition Break

10:45am - 11:15am Presentation 8: Rhode Island Commerce - COVID19 - Recommendations for achieving greater access to broadband for low income residents of Rhode Island
Shifeng Li
Alyssa Parr
Sixuan Wo
Andi Xu

11:15am - 11:25am Transition Break

11:30am - 12:00pm Presentation 9: City of Houston - Mayor Office of Complete Communities - Designing policies to protect citizens from flooding events in their houses
Raquel Gimenez
Hengqi Li
Rui Li
Jiachen Wang

12:00pm - 1:30pm Professional Lunch (Agora, 280 Brook Street)

1:30pm - 2:00pm Presentation 10: Half Full, LLC - Recommendations for Reauthorization of Small Business Administration for Rhode Island
Anza Hayat
Miao Ma
Qian Sheng

2:00pm - 2:10pm Transition Break

2:15pm - 2:45pm Presentation 11: U.S. Naval War College - Survey and Continuity Plan for International Intelligence Community Action Group
Marzia Giambertoni
Benjamin Kobliner

2:45pm - 3:15pm Closing Coffee