Events

May
22

Educational Empowerment Summit

  • May 22, 2014
  • 3:30-8:30 PM
  • St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church • 165 Logan St. • Bridgeport, CT

On May 22 The CPI will be co-sponsoring and participating in an education summit in Bridgeport: "New Strategies for Changing Communities: Moving Beyond the Soundbite".  The CPI is co-sponsoring this summit as part of our recently launched urban policy project, and over the coming months the Institute will be organizing and participating in additional community outreach events and policy forums in urban areas across the state.  More details on this event are below, and you can register here.

 

Mar
07

Urban Policy Project Launch

  • Mar 07, 2014
  • 11 AM
  • Legislative Office Building, Room 1B • Hartford, CT

Four of Connecticut’s five cities – Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury – are among the most disadvantaged areas in the United States.  On March 7 the CT Policy Institute will be releasing recommendations on urban jobs, housing, crime, and education policy to improve the direction of Connecticut's struggling urban areas.  The recommendations constitute a fresh approach to urban policy that better understands government intervention’s interaction with market forces and brings new resources and tools to bear on old problems.  We hope you will join us to learn more.

Aug
06

What it Will Take to Get Connecticut Employers Hiring, featuring CBIA CEO John Rathgeber

  • Aug 06, 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • United Healthcare — Trumbull Room 48 Monroe Turnpike • Trumbull, CT 06611

UPDATE: watch a video of the event here.

About the Event
This event is part of the Connecticut Policy Institute's Lunch Briefing and Policy Discussion series.  Each briefing features 15-20 minutes of remarks from a featured presenter, followed by a period of Q&A and open discussion.  The briefings are free and open to the public -- attendees may either bring their own lunch or purchase in advance a Panera salad or sandwich through the Connecticut Policy Institute for $12.00.

This briefing will discuss what it will take to get Connecticut employers hiring.  Connecticut has seen almost no job growth in the last year, and our recovery from the economic recession has lagged far behind the rest of the country's.  This presentation will review the reasons for that lagging job growth and what policies need to change in Hartford for employers to start hiring.

About the Presenter
John Rathgeber is president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state's leading business organization with more than 10,000 member companies.  The association works to promote a healthy business climate, which encourages economic growth and job creation in the state.

Since joining CBIA in 1977 as a staff attorney, Rathgeber has served in a number of positions for the organization, including general counsel, executive vice president, and chief operating officer.  He has also served on a number of public sector committees, councils and task forces concerning education, the economy, fiscal policy, transportation, health care, and the environment.  Rathgeber received a bachelors degree from Colgate University in 1972 and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1976.

Logistics
The briefing will take place at United Healthcare in Trumbull, CT on August 6, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM.  The discussion will end no later than 1:30 PM.

Jul
10

Strategies for Urban Crime Prevention in Connecticut, featuring New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman

  • Jul 10, 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • Gateway Community College 20 Church St. New Haven, CT 06510

About the Event
This event is part of the Connecticut Policy Institute's Lunch Briefing and Policy Discussion series.  Each briefing features 15-20 minutes of remarks from a featured presenter, followed by a period of Q&A and open discussion.  The briefings are free and open to the public -- attendees may either bring their own lunch, or purchase in advance a Panera salad or sandwich through the Connecticut Policy Institute for $12.00.

This briefing, co-sponsored with Gateway Community College, will discuss strategies for urban crime prevention in Connecticut.  It will review what is already being done well, as well as policies and programs that could be enacted at the state and / or city level to prevent and combat crime more effectively.

About the Presenter
Dean M. Esserman is the Chief of Police in New Haven, CT.  He has had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, having served previously as the police chief in Providence, RI; Stamford, CT; and at the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Police Department.  Chief Esserman has also served as a Clinical Visiting Lecturer of Law at Yale Law School, Distinguished Executive in Residence / Visiting Scholar at Roger Williams School of Law and the School of Justice Studies, and a Fellow at the Yale University Child Study Center.  He has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from NYU Law School.

Logistics
The briefing will take place in New Haven, CT at Gateway Community College on July 10, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM.  The discussion will end no later than 1:30 PM.

Jun
25

Going Down the Toilet and Picking Up Speed: A Debrief of the 2013 CT Legislative Session with Chris Powell

  • Jun 25, 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Lyceum • 227 Lawrence St. • Hartford, CT 06106

UPDATE: watch a video with highlights of this event here.

About the Event
This event is part of the Connecticut Policy Institute's Lunch Briefing and Policy Discussion series.  Each briefing features 15-20 minutes of remarks from a featured presenter, followed by a period of Q&A and open discussion.  The briefings are free and open to the public -- attendees may either bring their own lunch, or purchase in advance a Panera salad or sandwich through the Connecticut Policy Institute for $12.00.

This briefing will review the most important developments of the 2013 CT legislative session, placing them in the context of the broader direction of Connecticut government over the last few years.  The presentation will focus on how recent developments in Connecticut government impact the day-to-day lives of the state's residents, and what they suggest for the state's future.  Spoiler alert: it's not good.

About the Presenter
Chris Powell is the managing editor of the North Central CT Journal Inquirer, where he also writes a regular column on Connecticut government and politics.  His columns are available at: http://www.journalinquirer.com/opinion/chris_powell/

Logistics
The briefing will take place in Hartford, CT on June 25, 2013 at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence St.  It will begin at 12:00 PM, and the discussion will end no later than 1:30 PM.