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Dean of Harvard Kennedy School discusses economic inequality

Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, discussed economic inequality in a lecture titled  “Make America Fair Again,” sponsored by the economics department as part of its  “Economics in the Real World” lecture series. Elmendorf — who served as the director ...


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‘Gigs on the Grass’ promotes homegrown student music

Droves of students convened on Wriston Quadrangle for Saturday’s “Gigs on the Grass” music festival, the second iteration of the University’s exclusively student-centered music festival. Flanked by Wriston’s Georgian architecture and enveloped by the co-mingling scents of Narragansett beer ...


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Festival-goers tour historical sites around Providence

As they walked into the hidden church dome, the visitors could spot some of the names inscribed on the wall, some dating back to the early 18th century. “Providence is amazing in the richness of its architecture,” said Matthew Hird, the church’s steward. This tour of the Beneficent Congregational ...


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Israeli historian talks Palestinian refugee crisis

Israeli historian Benny Morris addressed a packed room at the Joukowsky Forum Wednesday as part of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ new Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series. The Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series is the brainchild of Professor of History ...


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Todd Stern discusses future of climate, energy policy

“Don’t give up and don’t be resigned” in the fight against climate change, said Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change in his Distinguished Speakers Series lecture Wednesday. The fight against climate change should not be viewed as a burden but as an opportunity, Stern said, ...


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Political science professors contextualize global populism

The University cannot stop talking about President Trump. On Wednesday, Chair of Political Science Wendy Schiller and Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs Ashutosh Varshney dissected the rise of Trump within the context of national and global populist movements in their ...


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Angela Davis discusses importance of activism

Angela Davis, author, educator and lifetime activist captivated at least 600 students, faculty and community members Friday evening with a discussion on prison reform, race relations and gender equality. Through her impassioned lecture, Davis shed brilliance on topics ranging from Black Lives Matter ...


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Speakers clash on nation’s role in Middle East

Questions about the merits of intervention took center stage in a debate on United States foreign policy in the Middle East in a half-full List Art Center 120 Tuesday night. The debate, entitled “America’s Role in the Middle East,” was sponsored by the Brown chapter of the Alexander Hamilton ...


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Cixous explores the metaphysical

Algerian-born French intellectual Helene Cixous sat down last night and shouted. “First one cries,” she declared to a crowded Friedman Auditorium. “Then one writes.” So began an evening of poetic meditation, literary discourse and personal introspection with one of world literature’s most ...


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Harvard economist maps future for India’s development

India’s persistent inequality stems from the country’s focus on pure economic growth and the government’s neglect of education and health, said Amartya Sen, professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard and a 1998 Nobel laureate in economics, in a lecture Thursday afternoon. The talk, delivered ...


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Famous schizophrenic patient reevaluated

While great scientists are remembered for their fields of study, patients whose illnesses are the basis for that research only rarely reach that level of fame. Schizophrenic patient Daniel Paul Schreber is immortalized by his memoir — “the most written about text in modern psychoanalysis,” said ...


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Festival spotlights malnutrition in Mali

The guttural thump of drums was accompanied by bodies moving with graceful ferocity this past weekend at Brown's third annual Rhythm of Change initiative, which aims to address social change in Africa and the diaspora through the arts.


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Unconventional Buddhist makes meditation relatable

Dressed in a suit and purple tie, atypical Buddhist practitioner and teacher Lodro Rinzler came to Winnick Chapel at Brown/RISD Hillel Thursday evening as part of a 24-city tour for his new book, "The Buddha Walks Into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation."






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