Durable inequalities both within and between nations, present the most significant obstacle to promoting democratic, inclusive, and sustainable development. The Institute's research in development includes the study of racial, ethnic, and class inequality, national and sub-national governance, urban transformation, democracy and civil society, and social provisioning.  The relationship between development and globalization is also an area of focus and includes work on international aid and finance, transnational movements, comparative development and global governance.

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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.
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