James Morone, director of the Taubman center which has recently begun integration with the Watson Institute, discusses the results of the center's most recent statewide and city poll with RINPR's Dave Fallon.
Faculty Fellow Glenn Loury to David Smith at Economy Watch: “Because the people most affected by the mistaken policies are not white, but are black and brown, there’s been less of a tendency to slap your forehead and say ‘my, what have we done here, let’s reconsider.'"
Nicholas Miller, Dean’s Assistant Professor of Nuclear Security and Policy, explains what his research has shown on the effectiveness of the American nuclear nonproliferation policy and discusses past consequences of ignoring nuclear proliferation.
Public policy graduate student Ian Kenyon says of the Watson Institute for International Studies integration with the Taubman Institute: "Creating connections with other programs under the Watson Institute’s umbrella will similarly expand the interdisciplinary scope in Taubman’s programs and facilitate the beginning of a program that no other Ivy League school has yet crafted."
Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and director of the Brown-India Initiative, comments on new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invocation of Gandhi as he begins to carve out an image for himself.
Senior Fellow Richard Boucher, former US ambassador to Cyprus, former assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, and former deputy secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, talks about the impact student protests in Hong Kong will have on the global market.
In celebration of Brown’s 250th Anniversary, the musical festival will feature Mohsen Namjoo‘s band and Kiosk, another Iranian group, on stage together for the first time. Each group—both of whom are banned from playing in their home country— brings a different performative aspect to their message.
In the New York Times, Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and director of the Brown-India Initiative, says that much of the world's fascination with India's new prime minister comes from the desire to see India rise again economically.
The Watson Institute's Cost of War Project is cited on Global Research: "The Iraq invasion alone cost outright $1.7 trillion with an additional $6 trillion owed (with interest, of course, due to bankers) over the next four decades."
The Choices Program hosted a live stream Q&A with Professor Jo-Anne Hart. High School teachers from around the country submitted questions about Iran, nuclear weapons, and Iran's nuclear negotiations. They tuned in live to hear Professor Hart answer their questions.
Journalist in Residence Stephen Kinzer in Al Jazeera: "...the U.S. managed to partner with Joseph Stalin, the murderer of millions, to win World War II, because America decided to defeat Nazism at all costs — even the moral and political cost of allying with a monster."
Catherine Lutz, the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, on NBC News: "Nations notoriously underestimate what wars will cost going in — the U.S. has been no different in these last two wars."