In Providence Journal, Herlihy comments on recall of Russian art.
December 29, 2014
December 29, 2014
December 23, 2014
Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science Jeff Colgan in Bloomberg: "The real story is going to be about the fracking industry. How much pain can North American producers take?”
December 22, 2014
A recent BBC documentary revealed harsh working conditions in Taiwanese factories owned by Pegatron, a major supplier of Apple iPhone and iPads. Commenting in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute and chair of the Apple Academic Advisory Board, commended Apple for its efforts to improve labor conditions across its supply chain, and said that effective policing was often the issue.
December 18, 2014
Stephen Kinzer, journalist in residence, writes about why quitting - in this case the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - can sometimes be a good option for foreign policy.
December 10, 2014
Stephen Kinzer, journalist in residence, pens an op-ed on the release Tuesday of a long-delayed US Senate report on CIA abuses. He writes that the report's findings should "make Americans proud as well as ashamed."
December 8, 2014
Stephen Kinzer, journalist in residence, writes that the view of soldiers in America has shifted from "ordinary human beings" to "demi-gods."
December 5, 2014
Professor of Sociology and International Studies Michael Kennedy on the Stanford University Press Blog:"In order for that debate to carry consequence, it requires that basic questions academics pose find receptive ears among politicians who legislate the rules but have little time for much beyond immediate and lobbied concerns."
December 1, 2014
A Brown University class focused on international climate change policy will culminate the semester this month with hands-on learning in Lima, Peru. "I thought it was an opportunity to give them the benefit of some of these connections that I had been making in doing my research in the past,” said Timmons Roberts, environmental studies professor.
November 26, 2014
Professor Jo-Ann Hart in the Global Post: "Political self-interest in both the US and Iran align — we both gain — and that is what makes the deal possible."
November 21, 2014
On November 19, Beshara Doumani, director of Middle East Studies and professor of Modern Middle East history, spoke on the recent tensions in Jerusalem after the killing of five Israelis inside a synagogue on NPR’s On Point.
November 20, 2014
On Wednesday, November 19, Visiting Fellow Timothy Edgar testified at a hearing before the United States House of Representatives on "Data Security at the Postal Service".
November 17, 2014
Stephen Kinzer, journalist in residence at the Watson Institute, writes that sending troops to Iraq and Syria will only serve to "prolong the war, guarantee more human suffering, and serve the interests of the Islamic State and our other extremist enemies."
November 13, 2014
Nirupama Rao, former ambassador of India to the United States and the Brown-India Initiative’s Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow, has been awarded a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund. The prestigious two-year fellowship is designed to support “not only projects of highly sophisticated and technical subjects, but also … study in depth of current problems relevant to the India of today,” according to the Fund’s website. Rao’s project, which she will begin after her tenure at Brown, is titled "The Politics of History: India and China, 1949-1962."
November 11, 2014
Jean Scandlyn and Sarah Hautzinger, researchers for Watson's Costs of War Project, write a Veterans Day op-ed about veterans' wounds, both visible and invisible, and the obstacles many of them face at home in getting the help they need.
November 7, 2014
Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science Jeff Colgan is interviewed by NPR's Planet Money about OPEC and why it is not as powerful as it once was.
November 4, 2014
Stephen Kinzer, journalist in residence, writes about the Iranian hostage crisis that began on Nov. 4, 1979 and the aftershocks of those events that still resonate today.
October 31, 2014
Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and director of the Brown-India Initiative, pens an op-ed about recent incidences of communal rioting in India and the motivation for the political parties involved.
October 28, 2014
Journalist in Residence Stephen Kinzer outlines three tasks the US must perform in order to avoid fighting another losing war.
October 28, 2014
Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar, co-director of South Asian Studies, talks about "Love, War, and Other Longings" a Brown-Harvard Pakistani Film Festival.