International and Public Affairs (IAPA)

The concentration in International and Public Affairs equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be engaged global citizens.

Our undergraduate degree program, International and Public Affairs, equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be engaged global citizens.

This concentration offers three tracks: Development, Policy and Governance, and Security. The concentration is committed to engaging students in the classroom, enabling research opportunities with faculty and in the field, and supporting experiential work opportunities.

Requirements

The International and Public Affairs concentration comprises 11 courses, including a common core of classes featuring a themed gateway lecture course, junior seminars, senior thesis or capstone seminars, a track foundational course plus five electives, and a qualitative and quantitative methodology course. Students can choose to pursue language instruction as an alternative to one of the two required methodology courses.

Annoucements

Watson Policy Labs, a new initiative of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, will enhance the link between teaching, research and public outreach by addressing specific policy issues through a combination of faculty research, student training, research-based courses and public outreach.
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Mariana Melzer was drawn to Brown’s Open Curriculum and the International and Public Affairs concentration because they would allow her to pursue a diverse set of interests related to economics and development.
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