Topic: Lecture

Watson senior fellow and former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim discussed his concerns for the developing world at a talk Thursday.

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Former World Bank President discusses climate change

February 8, 2019 0 comments

What can Brown prepare you for? If you use Jim Yong Kim ’82 P’22 as a model, it could prepare you for a spot on Forbes’ list of the most powerful people in the world.

Omar Alshogre (right) and Jose Diaz (middle) shared their stories of incarceration at an event moderated by Professor Alex Winder (left).

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Former prisoners discuss incarceration

January 30, 2019 0 comments

For former Syrian political prisoner Omar Alshogre, the experience of looking into a mirror after his release from prison was shocking — he was unrecognizable to himself, with bloodshot eyes and weighing just 75 pounds.

Carole Freeman’s exhibition includes paintings of 24 individuals, each of which features a distinct background or vocation.

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Visiting artist aims to show ‘ray of hope’ in paintings

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Carole Freeman, an internationally recognized contemporary figurative painter, spoke about her work and process in the List Art Building Wednesday evening.

In her lecture last Wednesday, Stewart commented on interrelated themes in Wright’s works, which include childbirth, maternity and knowledge.

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Late poet C.D. Wright honored in annual lecture

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, distinguished poet and Professor in the Humanities at Princeton Susan Stewart hosted the second annual C.D. Wright Lecture, an event that honors the memory of poet C.D. Wright, a professor of literary arts who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.

Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

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Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Antoine Jacobsohn drew a crowd of students and Providence community members out of the rain and into the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts for his lecture “Sustainable Gardening” Friday.

For her piece “Chance City,” Shin gathered thousands of discarded, losing lottery tickets to create towers without any adhesive. The lottery tickets, totaling thousands of dollars in value, serve as the primary materials for her 2009 rendition of the project.

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Visiting artist discusses installation materials, process

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Jean Shin, a renowned installation artist and adjunct professor of fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, greeted her audience with soft wind chimes and a projection of a colorful, kinetic canopy during her Visiting Artist lecture last Wednesday.

Yevgeniya Baras’ Russian roots and immigration to the United States shape her work; she strives to make her paintings “bilingual.”

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Artist decodes studio, curatorial work

September 26, 2018 0 comments

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Providence community gathered in List Art Building 120 to hear Yevgeniya Baras discuss her experiences as a studio artist and a curator.

Former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke in front of a full Salomon Center on Wednesday, discussing topics such as immigration, education and socioeconomic mobility.

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Jeb Bush discusses U.S. political climate

April 26, 2018 0 comments

It has been only eight days since former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush lost his mother, Barbara Bush, and only five days since her funeral occurred.

Firas Khatib, assistant professor in computer and information science at UMass Dartmouth, created a video game that helps solve protein-folding problems and harnesses  “human intelligence on a mass scale.”

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Educational program unites video games, protein folding

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Imagine playing a video game that also makes scientific contributions to the field of computational biology.

Derek Penslar, visiting professor of history from Harvard spoke on the  founding of the Israeli state at the Watson Institute.

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Derek Penslar explains dependency of Israeli state

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Derek Penslar, visiting professor of history from Harvard, spoke about the dichotomy of Israeli independence and dependency at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.