Brown University
Development Studies

Student Spotlight

Zach Witkin '18

Zach shares his summer plans to work in Senegal with @Africare


The Student Language Exchange

SLE facilitates peer-to-peer language programs on several college campuses and has an online presence to promote language learning throughout the nation. We are looking for students passionate about foreign language and culture that are interested in writing for the SLE Examiner, a blog all about language. Learn more!


Patsy Lewis, Director, Development Studies

As of July 1, 2017, Professor Patsy Lewis will assume the roles of Director and Concentration Advisor for Development Studies
Learn more about Professor Lewis

Office Hours
Thur 10-12  Watson Institute 332
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Fall 2017 Pre-approved courses

List has been updated!
Students may take other courses, with the permission of the DS Program Director.
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The DS DUG is an organization led by undergraduate DS concentrators serving the dual purpose of organizing DS-related campus-wide events and advocating for increased university resources to continue the expansion of the DS program.

Get involved. Join the DS DUG today!