Contributing Editors

Jerome Lyle Rappaport

Jerome Lyle Rappaport
Founder and Board Member
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Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics at Harvard University
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Stephen P. Johnson

Stephen P. Johnson
Executive Director of Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
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Greg Massing

Greg Massing
Executive Director for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts
Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School
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Joseph Curtatone

Joseph Curtatone
Mayor, City of Somerville
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Tim H. Davis

Tim H. Davis
Independent Research Consultant
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Scott Harshbarger

Scott Harshbarger
Senior Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP
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Vivien Li

Vivien Li
Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association
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Guest contributors

Monika Bandyopadhyay
Suffolk University Law Student

David Barron
Harvard Law School and former Deputy Counsel for the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice

Linda Bilmes
Senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration.

Brandy H.M. Brooks
Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

Felicia Cote
Rappaport Fellow, Harvard Law School/Harvard Kennedy School.

Amanda Eden
Suffolk University Law School student

Sara Farnum
Student, Suffolk Univ. Law School

Kristin Faucette
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Benjamin Forman
Research Director, MassINC

Arthur Hardy-Doubleday
JD/MBA student at Suffolk University Law School and the Sawyer School of Business

Theodore Kalivas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

David Linhart
Student, Boston University School of Law

Antoniya Owens
Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Susan Prosnitz
Senior Advisor, TSA, Washington, DC

Ben Thomas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

Matthew Todaro
Student at Boston College Law School

Alexander von Hoffman
Senior Researcher, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Brett Walker
Student, Boston College Law School

Margarita Warren
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Articles by Susan Prosnitz

And Justice For All

Monday, April 4th, 2011
By Susan Prosnitz

Governor Patrick continues to make history and to reshape our state's highest court, with his nomination of Massachusetts Appeals Court Justice, Barbara A. Lenk, to the Supreme Judicial Court. By choosing to nominate an openly gay justice - yet another Massachusetts first - the Governor is establishing a legacy of diversity in positions that will influence policy long after the Governor leaves office. With the nomination of Lenk, the Governor is sending a clear message that diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged in public service and key positions of power. He has also taken a step towards further balancing the gender composition of the court and seeking to ensure that our state's highest court reflects the population it is serving as it administers justice. Click here to read Martin Finucane's Boston Globe article.

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Party Chiefs Square Off In 2012 Preview

Friday, February 11th, 2011
By Susan Prosnitz

Reprinted from The State House News - Democratic and Republican officials offered a preview of their 2012 campaign strategies Thursday at a discussion of campaign trail lessons. Democratic Party chair John Walsh and Republican Party chair Jennifer Nassour used their joint appearance at a Suffolk Law's Rappaport Center panel to spare over Scott Brown's upcoming defense of his U.S. Senate seat and the 2012 GOP Presidential field which includes former Gov. Mitt Romney. "I think for people who like politics... what you're hearing today is 2012 is going to be a year you're really going to love, because this is going to be a serious campaign," Walsh said.

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The WikiLeaks Document Dump

Friday, December 17th, 2010
By Susan Prosnitz

Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy Alasdair Roberts, an expert on government transparency, discusses the WikiLeaks document dump and its ramifications in a recent edition of the Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast Series. Click the Podcast link at the top of this page.

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Prosecutors and Public Defenders

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
By Susan Prosnitz

Prosecutors and public defenders will face off again Monday over budget funding differences in a panel discussion hosted by the Rappaport Center at Suffolk University Law School. Last month, the two opposing sides lashed out at each other in a heated, impromptu debate at the State House during a press conference prosecutors called to talk about budget disparities. The state spends three times more money to represent criminal defendants as it does to prosecute them, district attorneys argued. But defense attorneys said prosecutors distorted the numbers, and neglected to include money and assistance they receive from police investigators.

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Statnet panel of current and former heads of local performance management programs including Stephanie Hirsch (far right), former head of SomerStat and Devin Lyons-Quirk, third from right.
Mayor Menino attends Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Course for high school students
 MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Hearing on Sexual Exploitation Online
Gov. Deval Patrick speaking at the Rappaport Center's Gubernatorial Speakers Series
Former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey speaks about political parity at the Rappaport Center
HKS Professor Jeffrey Liebman (left) spoke about new ways to spur policy innovation at a State House briefing sponsored by State Representative (and former Rappaport Urban Scholar) Charles Murphy (right).
Arianna Huffington and Alan Khazei speaking at the Rappaport Center
Triumph of the City: Ed Glaeser talks about his new book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
U.S. Representative Barney Frank speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School, cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute.

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