Student Experience

The Watson Institute houses several undergraduate and graduate programs that take an interdisciplinary, comparative approach to policy-relevant learning in the social sciences. Our programs are designed to inspire today’s engaged scholars and creative thinkers to become tomorrow’s leaders in international and public affairs.

  

Senior International and Public Affairs concentrator Ellis Clark created a foundation to help improve standardized test scores of Detroit public school students.
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During their time at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Military Fellows advise and mentor students. On this page, we highlight the research of Brown students who have worked closely with Military Fellows. These papers are the culmination of a research partnership between the student and fellow.
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Junior International and Public Affairs concentrator Logan Danker has already embedded himself in Providence's political and non-profit world.
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Benjamin Lopez ’22 MPA discusses his experience in the Brown MPA program and how it prepared him for his current role as the Digital Communications Manager / Press Assistant for the Washington office of Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández.
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Born in El Salvador, Brown sophomore Michelle Alas Molina emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area with her parents when she was two. She says her background has made her "passionate about immigration and education" and drives her mission to "ensure equity and access for all to a good education and to help immigrants navigate bureaucratic systems despite language barriers."
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Anushka Srivastava, a junior concentrator in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs' International and Public Affairs (IAPA) program, is taking a leave of absence during the spring 2023 semester to intern in the office of United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
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Victoria Reichling ’22 MPA discusses her experience in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs MPA program and how it prepared her for her position as a Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst with Amtrak.
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Some might consider State of the Union addresses boring, but for Brown students, they are an opportunity to party. Or at least an opportunity to join a virtual party where they can get real-time feedback from some of the country’s leading political experts.
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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Master of Public Affairs student Hamidou “Hammi” Sylla produces a YouTube talk show — “Let's Just Talk with Hammi” — intended to bridge the gap between disciplines in the study of international relations and public policy.
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Marlon Sherman ’22 MPA discusses his experience in the Brown MPA program and how it prepared him for his current role as the Impact Coordinator (Data Analyst) for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB).
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