Topic: seminar

The groups will be run by a former U.S. Senator, a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, a writer and former GOP committee chair.

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Watson senior fellows to lead study groups

February 5, 2020 0 comments

Three new senior fellows at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will lead study groups on issues in American society and global politics this semester.

Isaac Dovere, a staff writer for The Atlantic, will lead a non-credit Watson seminar this fall titled “Political Journalism in 2019.”

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Seminar to examine role of media in politics

September 12, 2019 0 comments

As a staff writer for The Atlantic reporting on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, Edward-Isaac Dovere is no stranger to political journalism and its constant demands.

Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

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Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

February 12, 2019 1 comment

Anyone who’s taken a seminar at Brown knows the scene: some kid who clearly hasn’t done the reading raises their hand to say something ignorant and borderline racist. Another hand shoots up.

Erin Beck PhD ’12 conducted extensive research on two NGOs in Guatemala: Namaste and Fraternity. A large portion of her effort was spent collecting information about Namaste’s impact on the female entrepenuers it aims to empower, ultimately finding that many well-intentioned programs fall short of expectations.

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Erin Beck weighs effectiveness of NGOs in Guatemala

March 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Erin Beck PhD ’12, associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon, began her dissertation on the role of nongovernmental organizations with a simple question in mind: NGOs may come into “developing” nations intending to bring about constructive change, but are they actually effective in doing so?