With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, and the midterm elections, 2022 was indeed newsworthy. This year’s top 10 news stories from the Watson Institute appear below.
In a conversation held at the Watson Institute, the director of “Summer of Soul” shared how he resurrected 50-year-old, never-before-seen Harlem concert footage — and revealed what he left on the cutting room floor.
A course in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs master's of public affairs program aims to teach students how policy is shaped by various factors and how those factors differ—or not—in settings around the world. It also exposes them to the breadth of subject and regional expertise at the Institute by engaging Watson faculty as guest lecturers.
In an event hosted by academic centers at Brown and Columbia universities, researchers discussed how protests in Iran connect with a long freedom struggle and relate to the global fight for women’s bodily autonomy.
This fall, the Watson Institute celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and invites members of the community to join us for an opportunity to engage and learn more about the traditions, people, and contributions of Latino/x communities.
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, its centers, institutes and programs have planned a dynamic roster of thought-provoking events for the fall 2022 semester. Speakers include a wide range of experts – scholars and artists, lawmakers and filmmakers, artists and attorneys – discussing the historical events and current issues societies are grappling with across the globe.
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs offers study groups through its Senior Fellows Program. This year's fellows include former Ambassador Suzan (Suzi) LeVine ’93, Leon Rodriguez ’84 and Dr. Arun Seraphin.
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs not-for-credit study groups provide an opportunity for students to delve deeply into topics and apply theory and research to real-world challenges. Enrollment in each group is limited to 25 students.
For top young scholars in the social sciences, the Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program offers a supportive, diverse intellectual community and valuable teaching experience. It also affords them two years’ worth of an almost priceless resource: time.
The exhibition “Breaking Out: Immigrant Art from Stewart Detention Center” offers a first-person perspective on life for individuals from the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond, who have been or are currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.
When David Wade a graduate of Brown's class of 1997 was approached about designing a course for Watson’s Master of Public Affairs program, the former chief of staff to the U.S. Department of State asked himself: What did he wish he’d be able to study while at Brown?
Isabel Gates MPA ’22, Fiona Kastel MPA ’21, and LaTausha Rogers MPA ’21 have all been named finalists in the Presidential Management Fellows program. Each finalist then has up to one year to secure their two-year fellowship with the federal government. Each year, the competitive and prestigious program selects only five percent of its applicants as finalists, some 50 to 60 percent of whom become fellows.
It’s been 12 months since a mob of American citizens attacked the US Capitol. The insurrectionists couldn’t overturn the election results, but they did make us question basic assumptions about the state of American democracy.