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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.

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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.

Former Tel Aviv professor lectures on Israel’s first prime minister

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Former Tel Aviv professor lectures on Israel’s first prime minister

November 29, 2017 0 comments

Anita Shapira, head of Rabin Center, discusses Israel’s founding leader for Watson event.

University named best in nation for Brazilian studies

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University named best in nation for Brazilian studies

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Growing up in the United States, Fernando Guimaraes ’18 was never able to connect with U.S. history like his peers.

In the panel Tuesday night, filmmaker Sebastian Junger predicted that a civil war will not occur in the Unites States because citizens can express their unrest through democratic institutions, such as the court system.

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‘Hell on Earth’ prompts discussion of Syrian civil war

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Sebastian Junger discussed the documentary “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” following a screening at the Watson Institute.

Chipkin talks turmoil, democracy in South Africa

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Chipkin talks turmoil, democracy in South Africa

October 26, 2017 0 comments

Ivor Chipkin, founding director of the Public Affairs Research Institute, delivered a lecture titled “Does Democracy Have a Future in South Africa.”

Singh awarded for paper on ethnic diversity

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Singh awarded for paper on ethnic diversity

October 10, 2017 0 comments

Prerna Singh received the 2016 Best Paper Award from the Comparative Political Studies Journal.

Watson Institute to see extensive renovations, construction of new building

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Watson Institute to see extensive renovations, construction of new building

September 25, 2017 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs is expanding into a new complex consisting of four buildings and an outdoor plaza.