Watson Institute at Brown University
International Relations


middlebury info session

Middlebury Institute Internship and Graduate Opps
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:45p
South Common Room, Watson Institute
Learn about a paid internship opportunity at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and graduate opportunities in International Development, Nonproliferation, Environmental Policy and Linguistics.

Dept of State Info Sess

Department of State Internships and Careers
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6:00-7:00p
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
Join Diplomat in Residence for New England, Philip Beekman, to learn more about career and student opportunities with the Department of State.


Ethan Fecht

Ethan Fecht '20
Ethan co-authored a recent report titled, “All the World is Staged: An Analysis of Social Media Influence Operations against US Counterproliferation Efforts in Syria,” (CNS Occasional Paper #37). The Washington Post published a summary of the report’s findings

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Unique Opportunity!
Meet Top Policy Advisors at West Point
Represent Brown at the US Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., for the prestigious Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA). Engage with top policy officials during roundtable discussions and develop policy recommendations for the United States government on the theme of "Advancing the National Interest: The Intersection of Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy." All expenses paid!
Conference Dates: Wednesday, October 30 - Saturday, November 2
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 9
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Applying to Grad School

Apply to Graduate School!
In this guide from Foreign Policy admissions directors and other experts at leading schools share information about what they look for in an admission application. Read the article.


Welcome, Ivan Arreguín-Toft
New director of IR!

Professor Arreguín-Toft is a new member of the Watson Institute faculty, having come to us from the University of Oxford, where he had been an Oxford Martin Fellow and the associate director of Oxford’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. Professor Arreguín-Toft is a political scientist who focuses on international relations and security studies, with a particular emphasis on asymmetric conflict.


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New Undergraduate Degree Program

The Watson Institute announces a new undergraduate degree program, International and Public Affairs, offering three tracks: Development, Policy & Governance, and Security. 

The International Relations concentration will continue to be available through class '23. Students expected to graduate in '22 and '23 are encouraged to talk to the International and Public Affairs staff and faculty to determine which concentration is best to pursue.