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Watson Podcasts

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. To that end we produce a diverse range of podcasts featuring faculty, students, and members of the Watson community. With topics ranging from international finance to domestic politics to surprising personal histories, our podcasts aim to share with as wide an audience as possible the research, conversations, and stories that come out of Watson every day.

Trending Globally

Trending Globally: Politics & Policy

Trending Globally is a regular podcast featuring insight on today's critical global challenges. With Brown University scholars, practitioners, and students, the discussions bridge research, politics, and policy.

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Brazil Unfiltered

Brazil Unfiltered with James Green

There’s never been a more important moment to understand Brazil’s politics, society, and culture. To go beyond the headlines, and to ask questions that aren’t easy to answer. 'Brazil Unfiltered,' will do just that. This bi-weekly podcast is hosted by James Green, Professor of Brazilian History and Culture at Brown University and the Director of Brown’s Brazil Initiative

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Rhodes Center Podcast

Rhodes Center Podcast

The Rhodes Center Podcast, hosted by Mark Blyth and Brendan Greeley, features conversations with some of the most thought-provoking figures in international finance and economics. Mark and Brendan talk with scholars, policy makers, and finance experts about some of today's most pressing economic issues, and about how those issues affect our daily lives.

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Mark & Carrie

Mark & Carrie

Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Annenberg Institute, share their take on the week's news.

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Sensing the Sacred

Sensing the Sacred

Sensing the Sacred is a new podcast from the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Watson Institute at Brown University. There’s so much fascinating scholarship about South Asian religions across disciplines—religious studies, South Asian studies, contemplative studies, history, anthropology, critical theory, political science. With Sensing the Sacred, we aim to bridge these boundaries and bring you interdisciplinary conversations on a wide range of topics. Join host Finnian Gerety as he talks to colleagues from around the world about Hindu nationalism, street shrines in India, stories of saints in Afghanistan, mantras and astrology in Jainism—just to name a few.

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