During Spring Break, ten Brown students traveled to Cuba as the culmination of their senior seminar "International Journalism: Foreign Reporting in Practice." Each student investigated a different aspect of Cuban life with the guidance of Professor Stephen Kinzer.
The $54 billion increase in military funding that President Trump has proposed in his 2018 budget would create many more jobs if it were spent on areas like education, infrastructure and clean energy, according to a study released last week by the Costs of War Project.
Rose McDermott, International Relations professor and author of Presidential Leadership, Illness and Decision Making, joined the Painopolis Podcast to discuss John F. Kennedy's debilitating pain and how he covered it up.
CLACS Director Jessaca Leinaweaver, "Food is about more than calories, nutrition and ketchup. Food can be a metaphor for ideological matters such as a free market or public services, rights to access, and of course, income and privilege."
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman in The New York Times, "Intimate and arms-length relationships may be comfortable and easy to maintain, but we hurt ourselves by making strangers of the people who live nearby."
Postdoctoral Fellow Duff Morton in the American Anthropological Association, "Trump presents himself as an icon of corporate managerial dominance, the same sort of dominance that Uber is reinventing for a new generation of workers."
Professor Michael Kennedy has teamed up with RI Future, to showcase essays written by Brown University sociology students in a summer-long series, The Sociology of Trump. RI Future will feature an essay every Friday on an aspect of Trumpism.
Sociology Professor Michael Kennedy in RI Future, "Simply, conflict does not, in and of itself, risk cultural authority. Indeed, others have observed that Trump thrives on crisis and conflict; some conflicts nourish his position and others threaten it."
Senior Fellow Timothy Edgar discusses why former national security adviser Michael Flynn has decided to take the Fifth Amendment and is refusing to cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.
Catherine Lutz in US News, "Our safety as a nation depends as much or more on a healthy, well-educated population as it does on the force of arms. Given this reality, the new budget's sharp reductions in programs that address the needs of low-income families and individuals are blows to our nation's basic security."
Postdoctoral Fellow Ali Kadivar in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog, "While campaigns provide a seasonal outlet for pro-reform electorates to push their agendas, the online space has proven a more constant arena for Iranian citizens to express and spread their demands."