Watson Institute at Brown University
International and Public Affairs

Our undergraduate degree program, International and Public Affairs, equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be engaged global citizens. This concentration offers three tracks: Development, Policy & Governance, and Security. The concentration is committed to engaging students in the classroom, enabling research opportunities with faculty and in the field, and supporting experiential work opportunities.

The International and Public Affairs concentration comprises 11 courses, including a common core of classes featuring a themed gateway lecture course, junior seminars, senior thesis or capstone seminars, and a qualitative and quantitative methodology course. Students can choose to pursue language study as an alternative to one of the two required methodology courses.

Featured Faculty

Edward Steinfeld

Edward Steinfeld

Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Dean's Professor of China Studies
Professor of Political Science
Director of the China Initiative


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