Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Year in Review: Top 10 Explore Stories of 2016

Whether you missed them the first time or want to revisit them now, take a moment to read these stories about the world's challenges being explored at Watson.

1. Watson Institute Faculty Respond to the First Presidential Debate: Watson Institute faculty react to the first of three debates between Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 

2. Watson Faculty Respond to Britain's Exit from the EU: On June 23rd, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union, and Prime Minister David Cameron resigned. Read commentary from Watson's faculty on this decision. 

3. Watson Institute Faculty Respond to the Presidential Election: Watson Institute faculty respond to the outcome of the Presidential election and answer the question, "what issue will the new administration have to address in the first 100 days?"

4. Watson Faculty Respond to Obama’s Final Address to Congress: From gun violence to climate change, Watson faculty give us their take on President Obama's final State of the Union Address.

5. Watson Institute Announces Fall 2016 Postdoctoral Fellows: Meet the newest cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows at the Watson Institute. The selection of these eight early career scholars from across the social sciences contributes to one or more of the Institute’s core research areas of security, development, and governance.

6. Students Assess Candidate Positions on Foreign Policy: Students in Stephen Kinzers seminar, “Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign,” followed Presidential candidates and assessed their positions on global issues as their campaigns progressed.

7. Five Questions with Carrie Nordlund, New Associate Director of Brown’s MPA program: Meet the new Associate Director of the MPA program, Carrie Nordlund and learn about the unique one-year program.

8. New Study Finds that Sexual Behaviors Align with Political Values: A new study co-authored by Rose McDermott looks at the relationship between personal sexual conduct and political orientations.

9. New ADHD Study Shows Negative Social Implications of Early Childhood Diagnosis May Outweigh Benefits for Children with Less Severe SymptomsA study by Jayanti Owens on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggests that there is a large negative estimated effect of the diagnosis for children with less severe ADHD-related behaviors.

10. The Spirit of BIARI 2016: This June, 150 young, passionate, brilliant young scholars and practitioners from more than 50 countries across the globe gathered at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to participate in the eighth year of Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI).