Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Between Criticism and Co-action: Meeting the Need for a New Kind of Relationship between Policy Makers and Academia

Thursday, October 1, 2015

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Seminar Room

Aleksandra Goldys, Maria Szymborska, and Maria Rogaczewska, founders of a unit of Warsaw University dedicated to supporting “bottom-up” change in public policies (especially in sport-for-all and public health policies), discuss the similarities and differences of academia’s engagement of social problems in Poland and the EU with the US. Following a discussion of their relative successes, these sociologists will focus on the challenges remaining in developing their distinctive approach to “solidary knowledge” – active “co-action” with local actors and policy makers in making change.

The team is visiting Brown to work with Michael Kennedy (Sociology and International and Public Affairs) and Alan Harlam (Swearer Centrer for Public Service) to explore the travel and translation of social entrepreneurship between Poland and Providence.

Taubman Center Brown Bag Series

Department of Sociology
C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Swearer Center for Public Service / Social Innovation Initiative