OCTOBER 2010 NEWSLETTER
Mark BlythPUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
 With a new video featuring Professor Mark Blyth on austerity policy, the Institute has launched a media series bringing complex international issues to a wider public.
The Institute recently continued its "Next Left" series of events with a workshop on progressive policy that featured former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and ex-Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer.
The Global Conversation is now officially launched - as an online media platform for Brown students, faculty, and alums to share their international ideas and initiatives.
The Human Terrain documentary produced by the Institute's Global Media Project has its New York premiere November 13.
IN THE NEWS
America's worship of technology was a root cause of such catastrophes as the BP oil spill and Toyota brake scandal, Professor Catherine Lutz said recently in an op-ed in the Guardian.
NPR's On the Media delved into Professor Peter Andreas's co-edited Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts, following a review in Slate.
The breakdown of caste hierarchy has released enormous entrepreneurial energies in the south of India, Faculty Fellow Ashutosh Varshney said in the New York Times.
The integration of the Roma minority in Romania is at the same time encouraged by European Union social policy and discouraged by EU fiscal policy, Visiting Fellow Cornel Ban wrote recently in the Financial Times
word cloudRESEARCH
With global flows of trade and power in flux, scholars of and from Brazil, Russia, India, and China met at Watson recently for a workshop on "Dreaming with the BRICs: Neoliberal Ideas and Policy Change Outside the Core."
The Institute's Religion and Internationalism Project has launched a new faculty colloquium with the Religious Studies Department, to create an interdisciplinary research network at Brown.
 The Institute entered this academic year building research capacity with new faculty appointments and visiting scholars, including Professor at Large William R. Rhodes '57 LHD'05 (hon.).
TEACHING AND TRAINING
The Institute has announced AT&T New Media Fellowships for the winter break and a new Global Conversation Video Competition.
"Fieldwork is the cure for misconception." With this statement, Professor Richard Snyder opened a recent graduate student workshop titled "Back from the Field: Cross-Disciplinary Research on Latin America and the Caribbean."
 Forty undergraduates from Latin America spent a week at Watson as part of a 10-week program, "Leadership, Liberal Arts and Public Service in Democracy's Extension," seeking to network a new generation committed to public service.
Ambassador Han
Han Duk-soo 
EVENT REPORTS

Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo recently advocated free trade in a major lecture at Brown.
The "disappearance of Latin America" was analyzed in a recent talk by two renowned scholars of the region: Institute Adjunct Professors Jane Jaquette and Abraham Lowenthal.
Danish Health Minister Bertel Haarder compared challenges to health care systems in the EU and US in a recent lecture at the Institute.
Knowledge is more accessible than ever, but has not seeped out of academia enough to benefit the public, Open Society Foundation advocates said at Watson.
MULTIMEDIA: You can now follow the Watson Institute on Facebook and Twitter. ... Listen to Internet pioneer Kevin Kelly on Open Source. ... The Institute-based Graduate Program in Development and Brown's Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) Initiative have created an interactive online mapping application on "Urban Transformation in South Africa." ... Visit the Choices Program's new website of instructional texts and videos for high schools on international policy past and present. ... Watch a video and follow a blog capturing the energy of young scholars from the developing world during last summer's Brown International Advanced Research Institutes.
CALENDAR: "The Rocks Cry Out: The Nigerian Crisis in Film and Literature" takes place October 27-29. ... Renowned Pakistani Journalist Najam Sethi will speak on "AF-PAK Politics and Strategy" on November 4. ... A workshop, "The Brazilian Elections: Implications for the Future of Brazil and Latin America," will analyze recent events in Brazil on November 4. ... The full list of Watson events is available here.
Past newsletters and other Institute information are available here.
 
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