Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Congratulations on your acceptance to the MPA program!

We hope you will attend our Admissions Days to learn about the benefits of studying at Brown. If you haven't already sent in an RSVP for Admissions Day, use this form to respond. RSVP requested by March 19, 2018.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to join us via this webcast link.

Admissions Days Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change

Thursday, April 5

Suggested attire: comfortable walking shoes for the tour.

2:20 - 4:00 pm

Tour of Providence neighborhoods by minibus
Check in at 59 Charlesfield Street no later than 2:20 p.m.,

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Casual reception with current MPA students
Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing Street

Friday, April 6

Unless otherwise noted, programs take place at Watson Institute, 
111 Thayer Street, McKinney Room (3rd Floor).
Suggested attire: business casual with shoes suitable for walking.

8:30 - 9:15 am Breakfast
9:15 - 9:35 am

Welcome, MPA Program Overview
Edward Steinfeld, Eric Patashnik

9:35 - 10:10 am Faculty Panel 

Angela Blanchard, Justine Hastings, Nick Ziegler

10:20 - 11:00 am

Using Economics to Understand Public Policy
Emily Oster

11:10 - 12:00 pm Financing Your MPA
Peter Baron
12:10 - 1:00 pm

Lunch / "Global Trumpism"
Mark Blyth, Carrie Nordlund

1:10 - 2:00 pm Career Planning and Alumni Panel 
Gabriela Arredondo-Santisteban, MPA ’17,
Alberto Morales, MPA ’16, Robyn Sundlee, ’16, MPA ’17
2:10 - 2:50 pm Brown Campus Tour (No livestream)
3:00 - 3:45 pm

Faculty Research Talk
John Friedman, “Opportunity in America: Improving Intergenerational
Mobility with Big Data”
Joukowsky Forum (No livestream)

4:00 - 5:00 pm Current MPA Student Panel  Emily Gell, Jon Macomber,
Chris Musick, Morgan Peterson, Alex Sun
5:00 - 5:15 pm Closing Remarks, Final Questions
5:15 - 6:30 pm

Reception with Current MPA Students and Faculty
Watson Institute Lobby

Questions about Admissions Days

Contact Ellen Dessloch, Ellen_Dessloch@brown.edu