Political scientist Wendy Schiller joined a discussion about President Trump's first 150 days in office and how recent controversies might be affecting his agenda and, more importantly, his ability to govern.
Faculty Fellow Elias Muhanna in The New Yorker, "This task, along with her advocacy for Arab self-determination at the Cairo Conference of 1921, is one of the reasons why historians, biographers, and filmmakers have crowded around her, particularly since Iraq has again become a focus of geopolitical contestation.
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "Saudi Arabia has been working for decades to pull Indonesia away from moderate Islam and toward the austere Wahhabi form that is state religion in Saudi Arabia."
Timothy Edgar co-authors a piece for Lawfare Blog, "There has been some suggestion that, by sharing the details of presidential communications, Comey violated “executive privilege.” Executive privilege is a rather murky concept, but it doesn’t really apply to this situation."
During Spring Break, ten Brown students traveled to Cuba as the culmination of their senior seminar "International Journalism: Foreign Reporting in Practice." Each student investigated a different aspect of Cuban life with the guidance of Professor Stephen Kinzer.
The $54 billion increase in military funding that President Trump has proposed in his 2018 budget would create many more jobs if it were spent on areas like education, infrastructure and clean energy, according to a study released last week by the Costs of War Project.
Rose McDermott, International Relations professor and author of Presidential Leadership, Illness and Decision Making, joined the Painopolis Podcast to discuss John F. Kennedy's debilitating pain and how he covered it up.
CLACS Director Jessaca Leinaweaver, "Food is about more than calories, nutrition and ketchup. Food can be a metaphor for ideological matters such as a free market or public services, rights to access, and of course, income and privilege."
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman in The New York Times, "Intimate and arms-length relationships may be comfortable and easy to maintain, but we hurt ourselves by making strangers of the people who live nearby."