Life @ Watson

A vibrant community of students, scholars, and visitors, the Watson Institute strives to enhance our understanding of the world's greatest challenges and offer comparative and innovative ideas and solutions.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global leader in the study of international and public affairs, the Watson Institute considers diversity and inclusion central to its mission of promoting a just and peaceful world.

Student Experience

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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2022 Master of Public Affairs graduate Adilkhan Kopabayev said the skills he developed in the program have been essential in navigating the complex job of chairman of the board of the Situational-Analytical Center of Fuel Energy Complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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Gulsima Young, who believes good policy-making must include kindness, appreciates the community and collegial environment Brown's Master of Public Affairs program provides.
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Three International and Public Affairs concentrators spent the fall 2023 semester in the nation's capital serving as White House interns while participating in the Brown in Washington program where they took courses and learned more about what it takes to work in the public policy arena.
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Shifting career focus and his Watson MPA Policy-in-Action experience led Jonathan Macomber to a policy analyst position with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Student Advisory Council

The Watson Institute’s Student Advisory Council is an essential bridge between the faculty and staff of the Watson Institute and the Brown undergraduate community.


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