December 05, 2011
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SENIORS - Applications for 2012 Theories in Action Conference are now OPEN!

Theories in Action is a three-day conference (April 26-28, 2012) sponsored by the Curricular Resource Center and the Dean of the College spotlighting Brown seniors’ capstone work and creating a forum for students from vastly different disciplines to reflect on similar themes in their work and present them to the community at large. Capstone projects can include long-term leadership experiences, summer internships, grant projects, theses, fellowships, independent studies, final performances, or community service work. Participating in this unique conference provides you, as seniors, with the opportunity to:

* Present your work an engaging and accessible way
* Reflect on the social relevance of your scholarly or creative projects
* Engage with your peers in interdisciplinary panels and poster sessions
* Strengthen your public speaking skills

The Kickoff event for this conference, "Cookies & Hype" will be held on Wednesday 12/7 @ 11am - 2pm in Faunce Lounge 125.

Applications for TIA 2012 are available online at to all members of the Class of ‘12 and ‘12.5.


Apply for the Summer 2012 Watson/Swearer International Fellowships - Get paid for your Summer Internship!
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 5pm.

More Information and to Apply:

The Watson Institute & Swearer Center Summer 2012 fellowships are now accepting applications from eligible Brown undergraduates. Full details on all of the fellowships being offered and a link to the common application form are available on the Watson Institute web site.

Lecture - "Brazil and Peace Operations: An Emerging Power Takes On International Responsibility" TODAY!
When: Monday, December 5 @ 12:00 pm
Where: Giddings House 212
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This lecture will be presented by Dr. Kai Kenkel, Professor of International Relations ar Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The event is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, Department of Anthropology and the Department of Portuguese and Brazillian Studies.

Lecture - "The State of Politics and the Economy" TODAY!
When: Monday, December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Salomon 101
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This lecture is presented by Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times columnist, editor of Dealbook, and author of Too Big to Fail. This event is free and is sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board.

Lecture - "Innovative Development of China's Future Economy" 12/06!
When: Tuesday
, December 6 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
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This lecture is presented by Hong Yinxing, Chancellor of Nanjing University. Professor Hong Yinxing was born in Jiangsu Province, China. He graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages at Nanjing Normal University in January, 1976. He received his Master’s Degree in Economics from Nanjing University in October, 1982 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Renmin University of China (Beijing) in 1987. He is now Chancellor, and Professor in the Business School, of Nanjing University. Professor Hong specializes in theory and policy of economic operation mechanisms, economic development and macroeconomics. This event is cosponsored by the Department of Economics, the Office of International Affairs, the Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance, the Watson Institute for International Studies, and the Year of China.

Lecture - "Breaking the Silence" 12/06!
: Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Petteruti Lounge, Faunce
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Breaking the Silence challenges Israeli society to engage in a public debate about a reality where young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis and are in control of that population's every day life. At this event, Oded Na'aman will speak to the Israeli occupation and the "culture of silence" that precludes debate about Israeli policy in Israel and in the United States. In doing so, he will will speak to the ethical and moral tensions that exist between maintaining Israel's security and conducting a military occupation.

Breaking the Silence is an organization of former Israeli combatants testifying about their experiences serving in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. These individual soldiers -- like all members of Israeli society -- served in the Israeli armed forces, yet found in their reintegration into society a "culture of silence" that has allowed injustices to endure and human rights violations to go unchallenged.

Lecture - "The Word is God: Language Ideologies and the God Debate in London" 12/07!
:Wednesday, December 7 @ 12:00 pm
Where: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
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This lecture is presented by Marcy Brink-Danan, Dorot Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University. This event is part of the Religion and Internationalism Project sponsored by the Cogut Center for Humanities.


Student Opportunities

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! Clinton Global Initiative 2012 at George Washington University! TODAY!
When: Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Where: GWU Campus
Application Deadline: December 5, 2011
More information and to apply:

President Clinton will host CGI U 2012 at the George Washington University. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world. If you wish to be considered for Trip Assistance funding to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2012 meeting, you must APPLY by December 5, 2011.


Information Session - "The Real Deal on Research and Internships--The Panel" 12/08!
When: Thursday, December 8 @ 8pm
Where: Salomon 001

Curious about getting involved in research at Brown? Want to get an awesome summer internship? Come hear from faculty and student mentors in the program about how to score awesome research positions at and outside of Brown. The event is open to everyone! This event is sponsored by the Curricular Resource Center and the Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS).


Submit to Hemispheres: The Tufts Journal of International Affairs! 12/23!
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2011
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The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of Transitions and Regime Change. Submissions should be research articles, approx. 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To view paper requirements and guidelines, please visit . To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact


APPLY NOW! Summer 2012 White House Internship Program! 01/22!
Application Deadline:
January 22, 2012
More Information and to apply:

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today´s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities. The application for the Summer 2012 program is now open!