Between the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was an eventful year – but not all the news was bad. Below are the year’s top 10 news stories from the Watson Institute.
After acquiring critical skills in the classroom and real-world experience in the semester-long Policy-in Action consultancy, Watson MPA students benefit from personalized career development planning and placement support.
People were less politically polarized after taking part in workshops modeled on the principles of couples therapy, showed a study conducted by a political scientist at Brown, the nonprofit Braver Angels and other researchers.
When Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs Susan Moffitt becomes director of Watson’s Master of Public Affairs on January 1, 2022, she will be at the helm of the largest and most diverse class in the program’s six-year history.
Five of the up-and-coming scholars who constituted the 2020-2021 cohort of postdoctoral fellows are off to new academic positions in the United States, Europe, and Israel. While they were here, they took full advantage of the opportunity to research, write, and teach that the fellowship affords.
The Brown University Climate Solutions Lab has just released a report assessing the Biden administration’s international climate diplomacy so far. Written by the CSL’s director, Jeff Colgan and co-authors Thomas N. Hale and Scott M. Moore, “Biden @ 100 DAYS: A Climate Foreign-Policy Scorecard” examines the current administration's actions and commitment to reorienting U.S. foreign policy to meet the climate challenge.
Scientists have developed vaccines for Covid-19 in record time. Now how do we convince enough people to take them? To get a better understanding of the roots and causes of "vaccine hesitancy," Sarah Baldwin spoke with political scientist and Watson Institute Associate Professor Prerna Singh.
Chiara Castrovillari ’20 MPA discusses her experience in the Brown MPA program and how it prepared her for her current role as a Research Assistant in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.
These not-for-credit study groups provide an opportunity for students to delve deeply into topics and apply theory and research to real-world challenges. Study groups will take place over Zoom and are limited to 25 students.