“We stand outside the box, while everything is happening in there. You have to go into the box, be with the people, and then you understand what they are going through.”
Hlamulo Makelane, South African chemist, BIARI ’13
The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) is a junior faculty development initiative that brings promising young faculty from more than 80 countries together with leading scholars in their fields for two-week intensive residential institutes every summer. "Connections and Flows," one of four 2013 Institutes, explored new ways of thinking about the social and engineering challenges that arise around water and energy in the Global South.
Among the questions considered by a multidisciplinary group of scholars:
Other 2013 Institues included "35 Years of Advances in HIV/AIDS: What has Changed for Women?"; "Population and Development: New Approaches to Enduring Global Problems"; and "Theater and Civil Society."