About the Foundation
Public Policy Fellowships
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Art Prizes Awarded
Celebrating 20 Years of Impact:
Coming Full Circle- The Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum, a new HLS speaker series, seeks to promote productive public discourse on contested issues-Via Harvard Law Today
“We want to build on the forum’s original approach of supporting the discussion of public affairs and the importance of the Socratic method to the legal process and to achieving truth,” said Rappaport. February 13, 2020.
“Social media has permanently changed US politics, creating new challenges and opportunities for women in political leadership, according to former Massachusetts Governor and the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor Jane Swift.” January 21, 2020.
Rappaport Art Prize Winner Titus Kaphar's "Shifting the Gaze" has been named to the list of "100 Works of Art That Defined the Decade."Via Artnet.com
“Kind of an anti-painting and symbolic of a much larger conversation. Working on stage during a 2017 Ted Talk, seen by 1.5 million people, Kaphar displayed a copy of a 17th-century Dutch portrait by Frans Hals, Family Group in a Landscape (ca. 1645-48), explicating its compositional language and gradually painting over the principal figures to leave only the black figure otherwise overlooked in the background visible. December 30, 2019.
The representation of blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in the state’s teaching workforce lags significantly behind the proportion of K-12 students in Massachusetts from those backgrounds, but the steepest fall-off in the teacher pipeline occurs early on as college undergraduates decide whether to pursue teaching certification, according to the study released by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School. December 20, 2019.
Rappaport Research Scholar Dr. Erin Dunn Proposes Screening Children's Teeth for Hints of Future Mental Health Problems-Via The Boston Globe
“As a scientist, you are always trying to place bets on what kind of work will make the most impact, and how you can develop better tools to prevent mental health problems in the future,” said Dr. Erin Dunn, Rappaport Research Scholar and lead researcher on the tooth study team. December 17, 2019.
Three Policy Experts Bring Energy, Ideas to Campus During One-Week Residencies at the Rappaport Center for Law & Public Policy. December 16, 2019.
“Our data reveal that the lack of diversity in Massachusetts’ teacher workforce has its origins largely in the early stages of the teacher development pipeline.” December 2, 2019.
2018 Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellow Selected to Receive a 2020 Skadden Fellowship-BC Law
“Lauren Koster has been selected to receive a 2020 Skadden Fellowship to pursue a career in public interest work. She will begin her fellowship with the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts in August 2020.” November 19, 2019.
Monday, March 9, 2020. 12:00-1:30 pm.
Panelists: Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. Moderator: Senator Will Brownsberger.
Boston College Law School, East Wing, 115B, Newton, MA. Presented by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020. 12:00-1:30 pm. Boston College Law School, East Wing, 115B, Newton, MA. Presented by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.
Friday, Mar 27, 2020. 8:30 -5:00 pm. Boston College Law School. Boston College Law School, Newton, MA. 8:30-12:00 pm, Stuart 315. 12:00-5:00 pm, Barat House. Presented by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.