Faculty Speaker Series

The Bloustein School will be hosting a Faculty and Research Center Staff Speaker Series to highlight the work of members of the Bloustein faculty and center staff.

Assistant Professor Amelia Greiner will present "Health Impact Assessments: A Case Study of Zoning, Alcohol and Crime in Baltimore" on Tuesday, March 26 (this event was rescheduled from its previous date.)

While Health Impact Assessments have been used extensively abroad to inform policy decisions, they have only recently been used in the US. They present the opportunity to inform the policy decision making process by changing the set of actors involved in the policy discussion and by incorporating public health data. Despite this promise, the data used in the HIAs and the data resulting from an HIA process have limitations and are, not surprisingly, subject to misuse and misinterpretation by policy makers. Such limitations are important to consider as the discussion unfolds about whether HIAs should be required.  This talk will focus primarily on the HIA of Baltimore’s comprehensive rezoning and the resulting debate about the relationship between zoning policy, alcohol outlets and crime.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to this event. It will be held in Room 112 of the Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. If interested in attending this event, RSVP is requested to RSVP@policy.rutgers.edu.

* dark gray events indicate completed


Date/Time/Location Title Speaker
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
12:30 p.m.
(light lunch served)
Room 261

Technology Adoption and Structural Poverty: Statewide Evidence from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Marc Weiner, Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director and Faculty Fellow of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research
     
RESCHEDULED
Monday, November 19, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Room 369
The Middle East in Transition: Prospects for Democratic Change and Implications for US Policy Hooshang Amirahmadi, Professor and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
     

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
12:30 p.m.
(light lunch served)
Room 261

President Jimmy Carter’s Urban Policy:   A Reconstruction and An Appraisal Stuart Meck, FAICP/PP, Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Planning Practice
     

Wednesday January 23, 2013
4:00pm
Room 261

Revisiting LULUs Frank J. Popper, Professor
     
Thursday, February 7, 2013
12:30 p.m.
(This event is open to faculty/staff/students of the Bloustein School only due to space considerations)
Analyzing New Jersey Policy Options to Address Electricity Outages Due to Severe Weather Frank A. Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy
     

Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Room 369

Is This Building Comfortable? MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci, Jennifer Senick, Clint Andrews (Rutgers Center for Green Building)
     
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
12:30 p.m.
(brown bag lunch)
Room 369
Shortage of Scientists & Engineers—U.S. Students' Educational Performance Worst in the World: Really? Hal Salzman, Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
     
Thursday, February 14, 2013
4:00 p.m.
(This event is open to faculty/staff/students of the Bloustein School only due to space considerations)

Getting Grants

Clint Andrews, Professor and Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
     
Thursday, March 14, 2013
12:30 p.m.
(brown bag lunch)
Room 369
Immigration and Community Development: The Case of New York City
James DeFilippis, Associate Professor
     

RESCHEDULED
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:30 p.m.
(brown bag lunch)
Room 112

Health Impact Assessments: A Case Study of Zoning, Alcohol and Crime in Baltimore Amelia Greiner, Assistant Professor
     
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Room 112
Lessons in Federalism:  The Case of Young Adult Dependent
Coverage
Joel Cantor, Professor and Director, Center for State Health Policy
     
All dates/times/location subject to change.