Watson Institute at Brown University
Development Studies

Student Spotlight

AMONG THE IGUANAS: On life and the pursuit of death in Guantánamo Bay
by Jessica Bram Murphy (DS '19)
Illustration by Giacomo Sartorelli
Published March 15, 2019

Misreadings and Misgivings: Understanding the Venezuelan Presidential Crisis
By Oriana Van Praag (DS '20)
Illustration by Katya Lebowe-Stoll
Published February 8, 2019

Katrina Northrop '19
Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship to study at Tsinghua

An impressive resume of journalistic pursuits, including stories published in the New York Times, earned Katrina Northrop the award to pursue a master’s degree at one of China’s most acclaimed universities.


The DS DUG is an organization led by undergraduate DS concentrators serving the dual purpose of organizing DS-related campus-wide events and advocating for increased university resources to continue the expansion of the DS program.

Get involved. Join the DS DUG today!

Student Opportunities

Project HOPE has four internship placements for Summer 2019 that are open for Brown University Students:

Business Development Internship 
Program Monitoring and Evaluation Internship 
Brand Marketing Intern 
Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Program Internship 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Gain legislative experience in Washington, D.C.



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Watson Undergraduate Thesis Conference 

Graduating seniors in Development Studies, International Relations, and Public Policy presented their senior thesis research findings on pressing global problems. 
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