For 444 days, thousands of revelers from around the world came together to celebrate Brown’s 250-year history. They converged on College Hill as local community members, alumni, students, parents, and friends, traveling from near and far to take part in tours, exhibitions, performances and parties, and even took the celebration beyond the gates, to fetes around the world. They reflected on the University’s rich past, while also examining the Brown of today and tomorrow.
The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.
The Watson Institute is a community of scholars whose work aims to help us understand and address the world's great challenges, such as globalization, economic uncertainty, security threats, environmental degradation, and poverty. Focusing on three main areas -- development, security, and governance -- the Institute leverages Brown's tradition of true interdisciplinarity to foster innovative, policy-relevant scholarly activities. From Latin America to China, from the Middle East to