With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, and the midterm elections, 2022 was indeed newsworthy. This year’s top 10 news stories from the Watson Institute appear below.
Kristen Kolenz, postdoctoral fellow at Watson’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, curated “Breaking Out,” which depicts the first-person accounts of undocumented immigrants in detention.
The Center for Middle East Studies hosted events recognizing 60 years of Algerian independence, with rarely seen photographs, films, and culminating in a symposium.
Five Watson professors shared their insights on the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, which had protected access to abortion care.
Formerly known as the Center for Contemporary South Asia, the Saxena Center, housed at the Watson Institute, promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public engagement on key issues of India and the region. A recent gift of $10 million from Parag Saxena and Usha Saxena P’13, P’14, P’15 will enable the Center to rise to the next level by expanding its footprint in research, teaching, public policy, and programming.
The Central Falls’ school district leadership recruited Jonathan Collins, assistant professor of Education and International and Public Affairs, and his team of research assistants to develop and administer surveys, to observe and engage with participants, and to create a longitudinal study for tracking long-term civic participation.
The Climate Solutions Lab launched a new interactive website that identifies near-term health, environment, and employment benefits, should the United States actively pursue a net-zero energy policy.
The prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program named an MPA alumnae and two MPA students as finalists. A mere five percent of applicants are chosen as finalists for this highly competitive public policy fellowship opportunity.
Watson’s Senior Fellows program invites Brown students to learn from and study with the nation’s leading public policy experts.
Enlightening research, classes, seminars and public forums engage Watson’s Military Fellows to learn from and share their perspectives with the Brown community.
In mid-February, Watson introduced its first Crisis Seminar on the Invasion of Ukraine, which evolved into weekly events featuring faculty and visiting experts who led group discussions open to all students, faculty, and staff.