Watson Institute for International Studies
The Watson Institute for International Studies is a center for the analysis of international issues at Brown University, focusing mainly on global security and political economy and society. Its faculty span a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology. The Institute also works with governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the United Nations.
The Institute oversees Brown's International Relations, Development Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, and South Asian Studies concentrations, and the Graduate Program in Development, an interdisciplinary social science doctoral program.
The Watson Institute was founded in 1981 as the Center for Foreign Policy Development by Thomas J. Watson, Jr., former chairman of IBM and Ambassador to the Soviet Union. The Center was formed to explore solutions to the major global issues of the day, foremost of which was the possibility of a nuclear encounter between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1986, the Center and Brown's other international programs were integrated in the creation of the Institute for International Studies. In 1991, the Institute was rededicated in Watson's honor. Originally housed in five separate locations on campus, the programs of the Watson Institute moved into its new building, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, in January 2002.
Publications and projects
The Watson Institute is the editorial home to two major academic journals:
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