November 12, 2008
Brown and Banco Santander will inaugurate an annual series of International Advanced Research Institutes to convene a rising generation of scholars from emerging and developing countries at the University. Ileana Porras, a visiting professor at the Watson Institute, will direct the program.
“We expect the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes to make a significant contribution to global research through transnational academic collaboration, building networks, and providing needed professional development opportunities for young scholars embarking on lives in research and teaching,” said David Kennedy, vice president for international affairs at Brown and interim director of the Watson Institute. “The Institutes will be a significant program in a University-wide effort to internationalize by utilizing our convening power to foster high-level international intellectual and policy conversations.”
The announcement follows pilot institutes last summer, including one on global governance and another on globalization and inequality at Watson.