Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Richard M. Locke

From College Hill to Capitol Hill: Reflections on the Rewards and Challenges of Politics, Policy and Public Service

April 27, 2015

On April 22nd 2015, Congressman David Cicilline '83 and Richard Locke, the Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown discussed a range of foreign policy issues, including Congressman Cicilline's recent experience on a Congressional delegation to Cuba and his thoughts on the impact of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, ISIS, and the draft US-Iran deal. The pair also talked about how Congressman Cicilline's experiences at Brown and as a state legislator and mayor of Providence helped lead him to Capitol Hill. 


Watson Institute to host screening of Holbrooke film April 28

April 8, 2015 News from Brown

The Watson Institute for International Studies will host a screening of the HBO documentary film The Diplomat, about the life and legacy of former U.S. Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. The screening, to be followed by a conversation with Holbrooke’s son David, who directed the film, journalist David Rohde, and Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute, begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Salomon Center.


Professor Richard Locke, Annual Economic and Social Rights Lecturer

March 4, 2015 Human Rights Institute, Blog

Monday, February 23rd, The Annual Economic and Social Rights Lecture was delivered by Dr. Richard Locke, the Howard R. Sweater Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies and a professor of political science and public and international affairs at Brown University. 


Better Labor Conditions Require Both Good Policy and Effective Policing

December 22, 2014

A recent BBC documentary revealed harsh working conditions in Taiwanese factories owned by Pegatron, a major supplier of Apple iPhone and iPads. Commenting in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute and chair of the Apple Academic Advisory Board, commended Apple for its efforts to improve labor conditions across its supply chain, and said that effective policing was often the issue.


Watson Goes to Washington

June 11, 2014

On June 9, Brown alumni and friends attended a series of events at the National Press Club, hosted by Brown and the Watson Institute as part of Brown's 250th anniversary celebration. 


Watson, Brown, Naval War College Sign MOA.

June 6, 2014

Brown University, on behalf of the Watson Institute, and the U.S. Naval War College signed an agreement today to promote collaborative research and teaching between the two institutions that will address challenges to international security. Brown University President Christina H. Paxson and Rear Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the Naval War College, signed the agreement. Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute, and Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, provost of the Naval War College, negotiated the arrangement for enhanced institutional collaboration and also signed the milestone initiative.

In Boston Globe: “Brown and Naval War College agree to collaborate.”


Locke to Chair Apple's Academic Advisory Board

June 26, 2013

Apple has established an academic advisory board for its Supplier Responsibility program as part of the company's commitment to providing safe and ethical working conditions wherever its products are made.