Brown University is host to many programs and initiatives with an international focus. Included here is a selection of those which are especially prominent at the current time, or which are associated in some way with the Office of International Affairs.
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Global Environmental Change
The Environmental Change Initiative and the Center for Environmental Studies form the core of Brown’s climate-related research and teaching, but activity extends to many corners of the University. For aditional information, please click here.
Global Health Initiative
The Global Health Initiative is distinguished by an integrative, overarching approach to interrelated problems of health and development. The Initiative brings the social, cultural, and human dimensions of global health problems and their biomedical and technological elements together under a single umbrella. For more information, please click here.
The objective of the BIARI (Brown International Advanced Research Institutes) program is to provide an opportunity for promising young faculty from the Global South and emerging economies to engage in a high level, sustained intellectual dialogue with leading scholars in their fields and each other. For more information, click here.
Brown in Translation (BIT)
The Vice President for International Affairs is creating a fund to provide partial costs of translations of books and articles of Brown faculty into other languages. Our goal is to allow more Brown faculty to be published in other languages, and to further raise Brown’s name and visibility in other countries/languages. For aditional information, please click here.
Brown Global Forums
Brown Global Forums is an initiative whose aim is to foster closer faculty research ties between Brown and several of our closest partner institutions. Brown will invite one to two faculty members from each of these institutions to Brown each year, for a short stay of up to one week each, and each year these partners will in turn invite one or two Brown faculty members to their institutions for the same length of time. For more information, please click here.
Brown International Scholar Program (BISP)
The Brown International Scholars Program (BISP) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to make international studies an integral part of their Brown curriculum through independently-designed research projects. Each year, a group of up to twenty International Scholars receive awards to pursue scholarly interests over the summer months. Upon returning to Brown, Fellows meet regularly to reflect upon their experiences and the public value of their work. For further information, click here.
Year of China 2011-2012
Brown will be hosting the Year of China in the academic year 2011-2012 with the intention of exploring the rich culture, economy, and politics of Greater China, both through the lens of the present day and through an investigation of its past. For aditional information, click here.