Spring 2024 events at Watson

The Watson Institute, its centers, institutes and programs have a dynamic roster of thought-provoking events planned for the spring 2024 semester.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Speakers will bring a wide range of experts who will discuss the historic events and current issues societies are grappling with across the globe to Brown University during the spring 2024 semester. Below are some highlights of what's to come:

Feb 8: Art at Watson presents, Artist talk and opening reception — "Digitizing the Miniature: Mahnoor Hussain and the Spirit of Feminism — Crafting digital narrative in classical Indo-Persian form," featuring Mahnoor Hussain.

Feb 21: The Rhodes Center for International Economics & Finance and the Climate Solutions Lab present, a book talk with David Leonhardt: "Ours Was the Shining Future, The Story of the American Dream."

Feb. 21: The Watson Institute presents, "A night of spoken word and hip-hop with local artists," an open mic night with local hip-hop artists Chachi Carvalho and Othannah Tomasina. 

Feb. 26: The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy presents, The Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture, featuring Congressman Gabe Amo.

Feb. 27: The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies presents, "Starvation as a Weapon," featuring Michael Marx. 

Feb. 29: The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents, "The Climate Crisis and Small Island Developing States: The Case for Climate Justice," featuring James L. Fetcher. 

March 8: The Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia presents a Brown-MIT-Harvard joint seminar, "One-Sixth of Humanity: The Development Odyssey of India’s Precocious Democracy," featuring Arvind Subramanian and Devesh Kapur.

March 11: The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy presents, The Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture, featuring Former Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

March 12: The Watson Institute presents, a book talk with Eric Patashnik: "Countermobilization: Policy Feedback and Backlash in a Polarized Age."

March 13: The Watson Institute presents, "Is There a Place for Optimism Amid Political and Planetary Disruption?" featuring Bina Venkataraman ’02.

April 23: The Watson Institute presents, a book talk with Ieva Jusionyte: "Exit Wounds: How America's Guns Fuel Violence across the Border."

April 25: The Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia presents, O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series: "Modi’s March to Power: How Congress Paved the Way," featuring Atul Kohli.

April 26: The Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia presents, O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series: "Modi in Power: More Continuity than Meets the Eye," featuring Atul Kohli.