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

Anindita Adhikari, who earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University in 2024, found the dialogues and debates she engaged in about global challenges across traditional academic disciplinary barriers through Watson's Graduate Program in Development have made her a better researcher and colleague.
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This year’s 39 Fulbright awardees — Brown’s largest group of recipients to date — will begin teaching and research assignments in 23 countries across five continents in Fall 2024.
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Paige Censale, a first-year student and member of the Resumed Undergraduate Education community, depicts the lives of immigrants, refugees and others through compassionate and informed documentary filmmaking.
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Benjamin Bradlow, an alumnus of Watson's Graduate Program in Development (GPD), was recently awarded a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholars fellowship. Now an assistant professor at Princeton, his research focuses on the politics of urban inequality and the perils of the transition to a “green” economy in the Global South.
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Two years spent working as a research assistant at the Watson Institute's Climate Solutions Lab have prepared graduating senior Sarah Smith with the skills needed to combat the climate crisis outside of Brown.
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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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