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Faculty teach-in highlights historical implications of immigration ban

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Faculty teach-in highlights historical implications of immigration ban

February 9, 2017 0 comments

When Sreemati Mitter, assistant professor of Middle Eastern history and international and public affairs, met with Syrian refugees in France

Mara Liasson ’77, national political correspondent for National Public Radio, posited that Hillary Clinton’s failure to inspire a broad section of the electorate with a cohesive message doomed her campaign.

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Liasson ’77, Corn ’81 dissect Clinton’s defeat

November 28, 2016 0 comments

Liasson characterized the unexpected Trump victory as primarily “a failure of imagination.”

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a panel with Adjuct Lecturer of International and Public Affairs Richard Arenberg and Professor of International Relations Rose McDermott.

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Brown community shaken by Trump win

November 9, 2016 0 comments

After more than a year of partisan squabbling, scandals and pundit-baffling surprises, the election that once seemed to be never-ending has ended.

Head of global policy development for Facebook, Matt Perault ’02, spoke on campus Wednesday about the company’s security and privacy policies.

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Alum talks privacy policy at Facebook

October 20, 2016 0 comments

Matt Perault ’02, head of the policy development team at Facebook, spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.

Jagoda Marinić discussed xenophobia as a rising global phenomenon at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

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Marinić discusses refugee crisis, Trump

October 18, 2016 0 comments

Jagoda Marinić, a German author of short stories, plays, essays and novels, engaged in a “transatlantic conversation” on questions of immigration.

Though Wilson received a full exterior renovation five years ago, the new update will make the interior more accessible, which is particularly urgent given the high volume of foot traffic in the building.

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Watson, Wilson to be renovated for space, accessibility

October 7, 2016 0 comments

Several buildings across campus have been slated to receive significant upgrades, said Vice President for Facilities Management Stephen Maiorisi.

Rui Maria de Araújo, prime minister of the sixth constitutional government of Timor-Leste, speaks in the Joukowsky Forum during a discussion examining the birth and development of the tiny island nation.

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Timor-Leste founders talk nation-building

September 28, 2016 0 comments

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste arrived in Providence to reflect on the transition from a political movement to a sovereign nation.

Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States, answers audience questions about he presence of religion in the public sphere and recent government policies concerning individual freedoms.

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French ambassador contrasts cultural role of secularism in France, US

September 14, 2016 0 comments

Gérard Araud, ambassador of France to the United States, spoke on French secularism and growing right-wing populism in Western Europe and the United States.

Ambassador-at-large talks women’s empowerment

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Ambassador-at-large talks women’s empowerment

April 20, 2016 0 comments

The lecture discussed the importance of incorporating issues of gender equality in international policies.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD, passionately voiced the sentiments of disenfranchised Americans and advocated for respect and integrity as the means by which to improve society in his speech “The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

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Cummings calls for compassion

March 9, 2016 0 comments

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD, delivered the Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture with a mixture of passion, anger and humor Tuesday night.