A comprehensive report, "Presidential Climate Action on Day One: A Foreign Policy Guide for the Next U.S. President," issues a sweeping set of recommended actions, both domestic and international, to address climate change, this century’s defining global challenge.
The Climate Solutions Initiative will focus on overcoming barriers to confronting climate change through scholarship, learning and research-informed infrastructure changes on campus, in Providence and beyond.
Spearheaded by Kennedy’s family, friends, and classmates, a new initiative aims to bring film and filmmakers to the University with the goal of shedding light on some of the most urgent, challenging, and complex issues facing society through the prism of the documentary.
Chosen from more than 400 applicants, this cohort of six postdoctoral fellows represents the newest group of young scholars to complete their fellowships at the Watson Institute. Together, they bring “sophisticated social science perspectives to some of the toughest worldwide problems of the early 21st century,” said J. Nicholas Ziegler, director of the postdoctoral program.
Jeff Colgan, a political scientist at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, weighs in on the current coronavirus-related tumble in oil prices, its impact on geopolitical power and climate change and the U.S. government’s role in the now struggling industry.
Five years ago, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched a new, one-year Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree to respond to the growing demand for an accelerated graduate degree that prepares students for public service careers in government, consulting firms, and the nonprofit sector. With the 2021 U.S. News Graduate School rankings Watson's MPA program has continued its steady climb.
Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs Michael Kennedy, who relishes sharing his expertise through a variety of media, has contributed a thoughtful essay to a newly published comic book series, “On the Stump.” Kennedy, the first of five academics invited to write for this series, talks with the Watson Institute about the power and reach of 21st-century comics.
Tapping into his extensive policy experience, David Wade ’97 brings theory and practice to Brown’s semester-long program in Washington D.C. A fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a public affairs strategist, Wade has held senior positions in the State Department, on Capitol Hill, and with two national presidential campaigns. Wade spoke recently with us about the Brown in Washington experience.