Topic: watson institute

Rehmet ’20, Flynn ’20: Save the interdisciplinary appeal of public policy

Columns, Opinions

Rehmet ’20, Flynn ’20: Save the interdisciplinary appeal of public policy

November 15, 2018 0 comments

A week ago, Edward Steinfeld, director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, emailed development studies, international relations and public policy concentrators with an update on the proposed restructuring of Watson’s concentrations.

University jointly organizes disaster preparation institute in Philippines

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University jointly organizes disaster preparation institute in Philippines

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Early-career professionals from Southeast Asia will convene for an institute at Holy Angel University in the Philippines from Oct. 21 through Oct. 27.

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Science & Research Roundup, Oct. 5

October 4, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, it could be easy to dismiss a patch in the Guatemalan jungle as just trees and plants. But after extensive analysis of a region spanning more than 2,100 square kilometers, a team of researchers has discovered an expansive ancient Mayan civilization overrun by the surrounding flora.

President emerita of BakerRipley Angela Blanchard, a former Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the University, discussed hurricane response methods at a teach-in Tuesday afternoon.

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Teach-in addresses hurricane response

September 25, 2018 0 comments

While a torrential downpour drenched Providence yesterday afternoon, Angela Blanchard, president emerita of BakerRipley, held a teach-in to discuss how communities respond to hurricanes and why residents remain in areas often threatened by the dangerous storms.

Letter: Steele’s appointment is not what it’s cracked up to be

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Steele’s appointment is not what it’s cracked up to be

September 16, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Rebecca Aman’s Sept. 13 column commended the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs for inviting Michael Steele to serve as a faculty fellow and lead student discussion groups this school year.

Aman ’20: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s appointment as faculty fellow supports U. mission

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Aman ’20: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s appointment as faculty fellow supports U. mission

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The University recently announced that Michael Steele — former chair of the Republican National Committee, former lieutenant governor of Maryland and conservative political commentator — has been named a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs.

Former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, currently serves as the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and co-chair of the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum.

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Former Australian prime minister talks China under Xi Jinping

April 24, 2018 0 comments

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joked about interacting with many Chinese youth who seemed to prioritize materialism over Marxist ideals — just one of many examples of China’s multidimensionality — while discussing China’s future prospects.

“Upon looking more deeply, one sees anguish and frustration” in Díaz’s work, said Steven Bloomfield, associate director of the Watson Institute.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit explores migration, displacement

April 8, 2018 0 comments

A distinctive combination of visual metaphors, color and depth underlies the “Silenced Voices” exhibition, which is currently on display at The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Ira Shapiro, along with Norman Ornstein and faculty members including Wendy Schiller and Richard Arenberg, discussed the “long, gradual decline” of the U.S. Senate under the leadership of Mitch McConnell.

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Joukowsky Forum addresses U.S. Senate partisanship

April 4, 2018 0 comments

Ira Shapiro, president of Ira Shapiro Global Strategies LLC, discussed the state of the U.S. Senate at the Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.

Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Alissa Rubin ‘80 discussed the importance of context and history in foreign reporting, particulary in war zones.

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Rubin ’80 discusses morality, challenges of journalism

February 14, 2018 0 comments

When Alissa Rubin ’80 left Brown with a degree in renaissance studies and a hunger to travel, she did not foresee a future in journalism.