Fall 2023 events at Watson

The Watson Institute, its centers, institutes and programs have a dynamic roster of thought-provoking events planned for the fall 2023 semester.

Speakers include a wide range of experts who will discuss the historic events and current issues societies are grappling with across the globe. Below are some highlights of what's to come.

Sept. 26: Art at Watson Presents, "Artist talk and opening reception — Inventions and Discoveries," featuring regional artist Andrew Nixon.

Sept. 27: The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and the Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics presents The John Hazen White Sr. Lecture, "Power, Policy, and Democratic Principles: Challenges Facing Congress," featuring John H. Aldrich (Duke University).

Sept. 29: The Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia presents an OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture, "Weaponizing Media: Delegitimizing Citizens," featuring journalist Ravish Kumar with commentators Sadanand Dhume (Wall Street Journal), Karan Mahajan (Brown University) and Prerna Singh (Brown University).

Oct. 2: The Watson Institute DIAP committee presents, "Watson Hispanic Heritage Month: Fireside Chat with Dr. Laura Lopez Sanders," featuring Master of Public Affairs students Jessica Saenz Gomez, and Lizbeth Lucero as moderators.

Oct. 2: The Watson Institute presents a book talk, "Genocide, the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine: First Person History in Times of Crises," featuring author Omer Bartov, moderator Adam Teller (Brown University), and panelists Derek Penslar (Harvard University), Laura Jockusch (Brandeis University) and Frances Tanzer (Clark University).

Oct. 4: The China Initiative presents, "A Responsible U.S. Approach to the Chinese Military Challenge," featuring Admiral Scott Swift.

Oct. 4: Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund, Political Science and The Watson Institute present, "Protecting the ballot: How first wave democracies ended electoral corruption," featuring Isabela Mares (Yale University).

Oct. 13: The Watson Institute and Watson Student Advisory Council present, "Faculty-Student Research Collaborations at Brown: The Issue of Domestic Violence and Gun Safety Reform in the United States," featuring Wendy Schiller, moderated by Daniel Poloner '24.

Oct. 16: The Climate Solutions Lab, Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance and John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress present, "Film Screening and Discussion: The Oil Machine," featuring a Q&A with producer Sonja Henrici.

Oct. 18: The Center for Middle East Studies presents, “Webinar — Re-imagining the Female Figure in War and Conflict,” featuring conceptual artist Sama Alshaibi in conversation with Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University) and Kathryn Spellman Poots (Columbia University).

Oct. 25: The Watson Institute presents a book talk, "Reforming the Reform: Problems of Public Schooling in the American Welfare State," featuring authors Susan Moffitt (Brown University) and Michaela Krug O'Neill (University of Michigan), and discussants Andrea Louise Campbell (MIT), Jal Mehta (Harvard University), Domingo Morel (NYU) and Suzanne Wilson (University of Connecticut).