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Darrell West to Speak at Newport Art Museum on Saturday

Thursday, January 09, 2014

 

Darrell West returns to Rhode Island this Saturday to kick off the Newport Art Museum's Winter Speakers Series.

Political expert Darrell West will return to Newport on Saturday, January 11 with a talk entitled "Changes Ahead? A Look Forward to Midterms," the inaugural event of the Newport Art Museum's 2014 Winter Speaker Series.

As part of the discussion, West will review the political landscape and assess the changing fortunes of President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. In particular, West will examine how they are handling major domestic and foreign policy issues and what are the biggest challenges they face in regard to the upcoming midterm elections.

Darrell West

An expert on public policy, West is the Vice President of Governance Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. A familiar face in Rhode Island, West was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. He has authored or co-authored 18 books dealing with elections, media, technology and public policymaking—including his most recent effort Digital Schools: How Technology Can Transform Education (Brookings, 2012). This is the ninth year in a row that West has offered his political commentary during the Newport Art Museum's Winter Speaker Series.

Winter Speakers Series

Talks take place on Saturdays at 2 pm (weather permitting) from January 11 through February 15. Each talk is followed by a reception. Cost to attend is $10 for Museum members, $15 for non-members and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by calling 401-848-8200, or online at www.NewportArtMuseum.org.

Series subscribers can attend all six lectures for $50 (members) or $75 (non-members). To subscribe call 401-848-2787 or buy online

In addition to West, the Winter Speakers Series will also include Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut; Dr. Victoria Reed, Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Ted Widmer, historian and assistant to the president for special projects at Brown University; award-winning sculpture Barnaby Evans; and Robin Starr, Director of American & European Paintings & Prints for Skinner, Inc. All lectures are scheduled to be held in the Ilgenfritz Gallery.

 

Related Slideshow: Rhode Island’s Most and Least Popular Politicians

The statewide poll conducted by the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University in October 2013 is the latest public opinion survey by the Ivy League institution.  

See how elected officials fared in Brown polls in years past BELOW.  

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Mayor Angel Taveras

 

October 2013: 63.9%

October 2012: 65.6%

December 2011: 51.7%

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Treasurer Gina Raimondo

 

October 2013: 54.2%

October 2012: 58.7%

December 2011: 52%

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Senator Jack Reed

 

October 2013: 51.6%

October 2012: 58.5%

December 2011: 46.4%

July 2010: 55.6%

December 2009: 56.3%

September 2008: 68%

September 2007: 61%

September 2006: 70%

September 2005: 65%

June 2004: 63%

September 2003: 62%

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

 

October 2013: 39.4%

October 2012: 45.4%

December 2011: 33.6%

July 2010: 42.8%

December 2009: 43.7%

September 2008: 46.2%

September 2007: 41%

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Rep. Jim Langevin

 

October 2013: 38.7%

October 2012: 41%

December 2011: 41.9%

July 2010: 54.6%

December 2009: 46%

September 2008: 51.2%

September 2007: 55%

September 2006: 56%

September 2005: 62%

June 2004: 56%

September 2003: 56%

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AG Peter Kilmartin

 

 

October 2013: 35.6%

October 2012: 35.8%

December 2011: 34.5%

July 2010: 20.2%

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Sec. of State Mollis

 

October 2013: 35.6%

October 2012: 28.6%

December 2011: 25.6%

July 2010: 32.6%

December 2009: 22.6%

September 2008: 24.1%

September 2007: 23%

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Lt. Governor Roberts

 

October 2013: 32.9%

October 2012: 37.5%

December 2011: 32.8%

July 2010: 33.5%

December 2009: 22.4%

September 2008: 24%

September 2007: 37%

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Rep. David Cicilline

 

October 2013: 26.6%

October 2012: 29.7%

December 2011: 24.3%

*July 2010: 40.3%

*December 2009: 40.8%

*September 2008: 46%

*September 2007: 64%

*September 2006: 58%

*September 2005: 60%

*June 2004: 61%

*September 2003: 67%

* As Mayor of Providence

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Sen. President Paiva-Weed

October 2013: 23.5%

October 2012: 26.2%

December 2011: 24.1%

July 2010: 21.4%

December 2009: 19%

 

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Governor Lincoln Chafee

October 2013: 23%

October 2012: 28.5%

December 2011: 27.4%

*September 2006: 51%

*September 2005: 54%

*June 2004: 56%

*September 2003: 50%

* As U.S. Senator

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Speaker Fox

 

October 2013: 20.5%

October 2012: 18.3%

December 2011: 25.9%

July 2010: 20.2%

 
 

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