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.
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.