Topic: international relations

Samantha Power discussed her new book called “The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir” with community members yesterday.

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Power talks importance of individual change

October 25, 2019 0 comments

On June 4, 1989, Ambassador Samantha Power was working for an Atlanta TV station covering sports news — her summer job after her first year at Yale —  when one of the screens in the video booth where she was working started flashing images of students protesting in Tienanmen Square, Beijing. 

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.

Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

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Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

March 13, 2019 1 comment

To be honest, I have never been a passionate supporter of the International Relations concentration, and I have spent most of my time at Brown debating whether to continue my studies in IR or pursue a concentration in which I found fewer faults.

Former acting assistant secretary of state for African affairs and former ambassador to Saudi Arabia discussed the ramifications of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, highlighting challenges to U.S. involvement in the region.

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Former U.S. ambassador argues for foreign policy change in Middle East

March 12, 2019 0 comments

When the United States implements ineffective foreign policy, the government instinctually pushes more resources and energy toward that failing policy, a tendency that has proven detrimental in the Middle East, said Chas Freeman, Jr.

Watson Institute plans to merge three concentrations, IR Director to step down

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Watson Institute plans to merge three concentrations, IR Director to step down

March 6, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs intends to combine three of its concentrations — Development Studies, International Relations and Public Policy — into a single concentration called “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.

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman discussed the increasing tension between the United States and China.

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Former diplomat talks U.S.-China relations

November 13, 2018 0 comments

“It used to be a lot of fun to talk about U.S.-China relations, … but now here we are,” joked Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman during his talk at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night.

Miller ’19: ‘Global studies’ proposal bites off more than it can chew

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Miller ’19: ‘Global studies’ proposal bites off more than it can chew

October 31, 2018 0 comments

The Dean of the College released a report that synthesized the work of a committee created last semester to review the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and three of its concentrations — development studies, international relations and public policy.

Students and faculty at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs are engaged in conversation about the prospect of combining the concentrations of  International Relations, Development Studies and Public Policy into one concentration.

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Report suggests combining Watson concentrations

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Last April, the Office of the Dean of the College led a review of the three undergraduate concentrations affiliated with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

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.