Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative


The Brazil Initiative has identified six core areas of excellence in which the University has displayed resilience and innovation: literature, language and culture; economic development and social inclusion; environmental change; history, politics and governance; race, ethnicity and slavery; and public health and medicine. Additionally, Brazil's emergence as an important economic and political player on the world scene has led to a proliferation of opportunities for cultural, educational, and institutional collaboration. The Brazil Initiative is poised to build an even more formidable network of scholarly connections and research projects that rely on partnerships with colleagues in Brazil by tapping into Brown's existing areas of excellence and discovering new ones across the disciplines.