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The new center at the Watson Institute opened in September with the goal of deepening understanding of global human rights challenges.

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Watson Institute creates Center for Human Rights, Humanitarian Studies

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies opened its doors at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in September. As a newly endowed center, CHRHS plans to promote research and education on humanitarian issues and human rights concerns, said CHRHS Director Adam Levine.

Watson Director Edward Steinfeld, former Consul General in Hong Kong Richard Bouchar and Professor Rebecca Nedstup spoke at the panel.

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Watson forum reflects on Hong Kong protests

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a discussion forum yesterday evening for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong.

In a forum titled “Making Sense of Hong Kong’s Protests,” Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs discussed the context and reasoning behind the ongoing events. Some audience members said his lecture was biased in support of China’s Communist Party.

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Watson director discusses Hong Kong protests, elicits criticism

October 22, 2019 0 comments

At a Family Weekend Forum on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Edward Steinfeld P’20 contextualized and offered his perspective on the events.

The Watson Institute expanded the Student Advisory Committee, which now has 24 students compared to seven last year.

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Watson Institute expands size, scope of Student Advisory Committee

October 17, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs has expanded the size and scope of its Student Advisory Committee, which will organize events, provide student input on changes at the Watson Institute and build the Institute’s presence on campus.

Khalid Mustafa Medani ’87 and Nada Mustafa Ali presented on the historically authoritarian regime in Sudan and obstacles to achieving democracy, especially after the unrest following the secession of South Sudan.

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Experts explore root causes of Sudanese uprising

October 9, 2019 0 comments

Informal grassroots movements and women’s activism helped catalyze the successful uprising against now-former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year, said two academic scholars speaking at the Joukowsky Forum yesterday.

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.