Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

BIARI Alumni Return to the Institute

April 4, 2013

Jakob Alberto Augusto Eichman (Brazil), Varinder Jain (India), and Sagar Raj Sharma (Nepal) Photo: Rythum Vinoben

Participants from the 2012 Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) were at the Institute this week to workshop the chapters of their planned edited volume entitled "Urbanization in the Global South: Patterns and Processes."

The project is funded through the BIARI Alumni Initiative, which has now supported collaborative projects involving over 80 of BIARI's 561 alumni around the world. The team includes young scholars from different social science disciplines based at universities in India, Nepal, Brazil, Mexico and Mozambique. During their three days at Brown they also met with other BIARI alumni from 2010, 2011 and 2012 who are currently based on campus through BIARI's residency program, pursuing research collaborations with Brown faculty on topics including the role of rising food prices in catalyzing political unrest in the Middle East; the social exclusion of young adults in the Philippines; and appropriate archival practices for dealing with genocidal trauma in Rwanda.