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.

  

Alberto Morales, a 2016 graduate of Watson’s Master of Public Affairs program and first-generation college student, founded his own consulting firm two years ago with the goal of creating a more equitable philanthropic sector.
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First-generation college student and International and Public Affairs concentrator Michael Ochoa says the academic and co-curricular opportunities offered at Brown have enriched his education and furthered his goal of pursuing a career in diplomacy.
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Ayoola Fadahunsi, a Nigerian-American student who hopes to practice law in the immigration and refugee realm, credits Brown for expanding her horizons.
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Master of Public Affairs and Masters of Public Health dual-degree student Andrew Davis is finding ways to incorporate his activism in sexual violence prevention into his coursework. He says he has found a receptive community among the students, faculty and staff at Brown who are eager to support him.
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With his multicultural and multilingual background, Alex Ivanchev discussed how the Watson Institute’s International and Public Affairs (IAPA) concentration informs his passion for international reproductive health education.
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First-generation college graduate Lizbeth Lucero, who aims to make public policies more inclusive and equitable, appreciates the diversity of faculty and fellow students in Brown’s Master of Public Affairs program.
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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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