Since its inception in 1984, CLACS has fostered a dynamic partnership of students and teachers to discover, communicate, and preserve knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean in the community and beyond. Each year the Center offers a lively interdisciplinary lecture series that brings scholars to Brown to present cutting edge research on Latin America and the Caribbean, international conferences and seminars on pressing public problems, film screenings, and cultural performances.
Development Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration whose main mission is to provide students with the knowledge, critical perspectives and skills they need to engage with the issues and problems of national and international development, especially as they relate to the Global South.
The Pembroke Center supports interdisciplinary research and teaching across the humanities, social sciences, and creative arts. With a focus on the human cost and potential of social change, the center’s research agenda has a transnational perspective that includes the global south.
The Population Studies & Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is an internationally respected demography research and training center offering an outstanding interdisciplinary graduate training program. PSTC supports population-related research by providing state-of-the-art facilities and research support to PSTC associates; maintaining a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on population-related issues (through events); offering a high-quality interdisciplinary graduate training program; facilitating the recruitment and development of population-related faculty at Brown; and developing cross-unit collaborations on campus and with institutional partners around the world.
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 Southeast Asia, the strongest theoretical models emerge through observations in the field.