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Looking Back: The Year in Video

December 15, 2011

As 2011 was coming to a close, a documentary film produced at the Watson Institute was selected as one of the top Documentary Channel premieres of 2011 – Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived. Another of the Institute’s long-form documentaries was culminating a series of screenings across Europe – Human Terrain. An undergraduate with the Watson-administered AT&T New Media Fellowship Program had just won the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival’s top award for best documentary short – for A Moment in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. And an Institute-produced short titled Austerity continued to capture attention on the web amid protests and policy debates on global economic woes.

Media is at the core of the Watson Institute’s strategy to engage policymakers and the public in its research on global policy and to train new generations of leaders in international affairs. Here we present a media highlights reel. It excerpts videos produced or in circulation during 2011, as they capture Institute faculty, research, training, events, and collaborations at Brown.

Watch the highlights reel below and click through the links both above and below to see some of the excerpted videos.

• Hear the Costs of War researchers discuss their accounting of the losses in lives and treasure to a decade of war.
• Professor Glenn Loury shares his frustration about racial inequality in the United States at the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI).
• Hear US Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) analyze the Iraq War and its consequences for the Choices Program.
• Journalist David Rohde ’90 expresses uncommon optimism during the Engaging Afghanistan conference.
• Hear more from Professor Patrick Heller and his BIARI colleagues on transnational research.
• Renowned author Chinua Achebe shares an OECD moment at BIARI.
• Play hardball with Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki.
• Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos calls for “democracy that delivers” in Latin America.