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Fertaa Yieleh-Chireh '12
Yieleh-Chireh '12 to Begin Public Service Internship in D.C.

For students interested in public policy, the chance to spend a summer in Washington, D.C., means an opportunity to be involved in policy making and to observe government officials at work.  Fertaa Yieleh-Chireh ’12 sees the value in this opportunity, and will be traveling to the nation’s capital for a summer 2011 Public Service Internship at the Public Forum Institute.  More ...

Jimmy Alexis '13 and Camron Waugh '13
Students to Explore the Role of Field Trips in DC Schools

In a weakened school system that faces continual budget cuts, co-curricular field trips are usually among the first programs that schools discontinue. In Washington, D.C., this rings especially true, as an increasing number of middle schools are deciding to drop field trips from their curriculum.  More ...

Students from Government 333 and Professor Phil Klinkner present poll results.
Youth More Open to Change on Immigration Issues, Latest Levitt Poll Finds

“The youth is a revolutionary demographic,” Benjamin Pena ’12 said at the presentation of a new Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center poll on May 12. The poll, titled “Immigration and Racial Change: Are All Generations On The Same Page?” was conducted by the James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner and the students of Government 333: Topics in Survey Research.  More ...

Levitt Poll Presentation
Levitt Poll Shows Youth More Positive Toward Immigrants and Minorities

A new national survey of Americans’ attitudes on immigration, race, ethnicity and religion shows a large majority of Americans (60%) support allowing legal immigrants to vote in local elections, with the strongest support coming from young Americans and opposed only by a majority of those over age 60. The poll, funded by Hamilton's Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, found that almost half of all young people feel the government should focus more on integrating illegal immigrants into American society.  More ...

Moving to Mars Screening is April 27

The Levitt Center will screen the award-winning documentary, Moving to Mars, on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, K.J.  The film follows a group of Burmese refugees from their camps in Thailand to the town of Sheffield, England.  The screening is free and open to the public.

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Blacked Out Author Discusses WikiLeaks

In 2010, the federal government was placed under heavy public scrutiny after WikiLeaks, a nonprofit organization devoted to governmental transparency, released classified documents to American news media. Alasdair Roberts, author of Blacked Out  and an advocate of governmental transparency, spoke at Hamilton on April 7, offering his own assessment of the progression of the war on secrecy. He was a guest in the Levitt Center Security series.  More ...

Ted Miguel
Berkeley Center Director on Solutions to Africa's Economic Problems

Economist Ted Miguel,  director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley,  visited Hamilton on April 6 and presented evidence  suggesting that the most cost-effective step in solving Africa's economic problem is treating  tropical disease in schoolchildren.   More ...

Alasdair Roberts
Levitt Speaker on “Government Secrecy in the Age of Wikileaks”

Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Alasdair Roberts will present a lecture, “Government Secrecy in the Age of Wikileaks,” on Thursday, April 7, at 4:15 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge at Bristol Center. The lecture is part of the Levitt Center’s 2010-11 Speakers Series on security and is free and open to the public.

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Edward (Ted) Miguel
African Economic Development Expert to Lecture

Edward (Ted) Miguel, professor of economics and director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a lecture on African economic development on Wednesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn.  More ...

Paul Wapner
American University Professor Discusses Future of Environmental Policies

On Feb. 24, Paul Wapner, director of the Global Environmental Politics Program and associate professor in the School of International Service at American University, discussed the practicality and future of environmental policies. His lecture discussed a serious question: what if we live in a world unredeemably affected by humanity?  More ...

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