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The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs co-hosted a discussion titled “Slavery, Capitalism and the Making of the Modern World” Monday night.

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Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism.

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman discussed the increasing tension between the United States and China.

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Former diplomat talks U.S.-China relations

November 13, 2018 0 comments

“It used to be a lot of fun to talk about U.S.-China relations, … but now here we are,” joked Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman during his talk at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night.

The event featured visual artist Julio Salgado (left), poet and writer Yosimar Reyes (middle) and DJ Sizzle Fantastic (right).

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Undocumented artists display resistance

November 7, 2018 0 comments

On Tuesday night, three artists took the stage at the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center for a frank and informal discussion about the joys and challenges of being undocumented.

Despite not taking an economics course until her junior year at Swarthmore College, Paxson P’19 chose to pursue the subject as her major.

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Paxson P’19 discusses diversity in economics

October 30, 2018 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke about her experience as an economist and discussed diversity in the field at a lecture held in the University’s Science Center yesterday afternoon.

Students, professors create anti-Bolsonaro petition

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Students, professors create anti-Bolsonaro petition

October 23, 2018 0 comments

A group of Brown students and faculty, along with academics and activists across the United States, have created a petition campaign opposing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi’s ’03 MA’04 lecture focused on the intersections of politics and art.

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Saudi Arabia grows ‘soft power’ through art

October 23, 2018 0 comments

“‘I’m an independent journalist using his pen for the good of his country,’” said Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi ’03 MA’04, quoting the murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an opening to her lecture yesterday, “The New Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Embraces Soft Power.”

A packed Salomon Center heard photography critic Teju Cole discuss photos he has critiqued for the New York Times Magazine.

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Teju Cole’s photos cross disciplinary lines

October 15, 2018 0 comments

Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine photography columnist and professor of the practice of creative writing at Harvard, spoke to an almost fully packed Salomon 101 Monday night.

Dianne Guerrero addressed a packed Salomon Center Tuesday night. She aims to merge her acting career with a message of social activism.

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Diane Guerrero talks immigration, identity

April 25, 2018 0 comments

Salomon Center erupted into overwhelming applause as Diane Guerrero stepped on stage. The acclaimed actress and activist addressed the audience in a talk sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board Tuesday evening, delivering a speech that elicited a palpable sense of excited emotion from the crowd.

President of the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks emphasized the importance of “warmheartedness” to reduce political polarization in the United States.

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Conservative economist talks polarization

April 10, 2018 0 comments

President of prominent right-wing thinktank the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks spoke about uniting Americans in polarized times.

Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

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Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

April 9, 2018 0 comments

With the buzzword “data-driven” gaining traction as a hot topic within many disciplines today, researchers and students flocked to the Serre Lab’s workshop on deep learning and the field’s myriad applications last Saturday.