Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Botin Scholars Hone Leadership Skills at Brown

October 26, 2011

This October, for the second year, top students from Latin America were on campus for the beginning of a multi-week program to strengthen their vocation for public service, under a collaborative program between Spain´s Fundación Marcelino Botín and Brown University.

The program at the Watson Institute included talks by Brown faculty members on such subjects as democracy and globalization, a keynote lecture by former Argentine Minister of the Economy Domingo Cavallo, and leadership and team-building exercises led by Brown's Leadership Institute.

After their time at Brown the students are then spending nine weeks in Spain, engaging in sessions with academics and policymakers.

Going forward, the Botín Scholars are being organized into a network to continue to develop their public leadership knowledge and skills.

While at Brown, the students were producing videos like the one below and group blogs of their thoughts and experiences – their "takeaways" – on the Global Conversation.