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Watson Institute merges three concentrations after months of debate

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Watson Institute merges three concentrations after months of debate

April 29, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will officially merge its three undergraduate concentrations into a single International and Public Affairs concentration, the Institute announced Monday afternoon.

Watson starts military fellowship program

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Watson starts military fellowship program

April 18, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs is establishing a program to bring mid-level U.S. military officers to campus for one-year fellowships after receiving a $1 million grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York earlier this month.

Nandita Das shares motivation behind ‘Manto’ biopic

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Nandita Das shares motivation behind ‘Manto’ biopic

March 12, 2019 0 comments

“A story humanizes the other. … Suddenly you see that unknown, and it’s a person,” said Nandita Das, director and writer of the 2018 biopic “Manto,” last Thursday evening at the Center for Contemporary South Asia’s screening of the film.

CCC discusses combining Watson concentrations

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CCC discusses combining Watson concentrations

February 27, 2019 0 comments

Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Edward Steinfeld P’20 presented a draft proposal that would combine the Institute’s three concentrations — development studies, international relations and public policy — at yesterday’s College Curriculum Council meeting.

Students in Jon Klein’s non-credit seminar at the Watson Institute will discuss the growth of widespread mistrust Americans feels toward the media. Klein is the former president of CNN/US.

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Former CNN/US President to lead seminar

January 25, 2019 0 comments

Former President of CNN/U.S. Jon Klein ’80 will return to the University to lead a non-credit seminar called “News vs. Truth” at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs this semester, according to the Watson Institute’s website.

The newly constructed hall provides additional study and social spaces for students and faculty. Meanwhile, the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs is at the heart of several new University Initiatives, which include an increased emphasis on research.

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Building expansion supports growth of Watson Institute

January 22, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs opened the doors to Stephen Robert Hall Dec. 10, a new addition meant to facilitate collaborative learning for University community members, according to Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Director Edward Steinfeld.

Leser ’19: For global perspective, see the DailyChatter

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Leser ’19: For global perspective, see the DailyChatter

December 7, 2018 0 comments

They wake up to DailyChatter, a short newsletter that covers vitally important but under-covered events.

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.

Watson initiative presents Costs of War findings in D.C.

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Watson initiative presents Costs of War findings in D.C.

November 27, 2018 0 comments

The United States has contributed $5.9 trillion to post-9/11 wars that have resulted in around 500,000 casualties, according to two studies produced by the Costs of War initiative from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

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

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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.