Watson Institute at Brown University
International and Public Affairs

Advising

All International and Public Affairs concentrators enjoy a four-tiered advising system composed of the concentration’s faculty director, the faculty advisor for each track (i.e., Development, Policy & Governance, and Security), the concentration’s program manager, and each student’s individual faculty advisor. 

All of these advisors should be seen as mentors, people who are willing to meet, share their knowledge, direct students to additional advising resources if their own knowledge doesn’t cover the issue at hand, and generally lend a sympathetic ear.


Edward Steinfeld

Edward Steinfeld

111 Thayer Street, Room 244
+1 401 863 3596

Concentration Faculty Director

  • Comprehensive concentration planning

Faculty Track Directors

Development

Geri Augusto
Geri Augusto

111 Thayer Street, Room 204
+1 401 863 9068
Office Hours
Wed......12:00-4:00
By appointment and upon request

  • Choosing a theme and focus within track
  • Selecting elective courses
  • Developing capstone and thesis topics


Policy & Governance

Tony Levitas
Tony Levitas

Watson Institute 219
+1 401 863 9197
Office Hours
Tue..........2:00-4:30

  • Choosing a theme and focus within track
  • Selecting elective courses
  • Developing capstone and thesis topics


Security

Ivan Arreguin-Toft
Ivan Arreguín-Toft

Watson Institute 221
+1 401 863 7424
Office Hours
Wed........10:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00
By appointment

  • Choosing a theme and focus within track
  • Selecting elective courses
  • Developing capstone and thesis topics

Program Management

Anita Nester 

Anita Nester

Watson Institute 220
+1 401 863 3244
Office Hours
Tue.........11:00-1:00 (appt)
Thur..........1:00-2:00 (walk-in)
Make appointment

  • Filing
  • Requirements
  • Policies
  • Processes (e.g., how to file, transfer credits, ASK system, CPT applications)
  • Course lists
  • General program information
  • Funding opportunities
  • Website
  • Newsletter

Melissa Nicholaus

280 Brook Street 335
+1 401 863 2201
Office Hours

  • Filing
  • Requirements
  • Policies
  • Processes (e.g., how to file, transfer credits, ASK system, CPT applications)
  • Course lists
  • General program information
  • Funding opportunities
  • Website
  • Newsletter