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Native Americans shipped abroad as slaves

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The forced migration of Native Americans via slavery increased greatly following King Philip's War, says Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher in a recent study. In "Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves," Fisher notes the many New England Native Americans who were forced into slavery and often shipped to the Caribbean, including Natives who had surrendered during the war in order to avoid enslavement. Read more here.

(Distributed March 16, 2017)

Bastani selected for Open Graduate Education program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] –  PSTC Trainee Parsa Bastani has been selected as one of eleven graduate students in the sixth cohort of Brown's Open Graduate Education program. The program "provides the flexibility and resources to pursue a master’s degree in a secondary field" in addition to a doctorate. Bastani, a pre-doctoral student in Anthropology will also pursue a master's degree in Public Health.
(Distributed March 16, 2017)

Solving the U.S. retirement dilemma

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Many Americans have not saved enough for retirement, but lessons from other countries may offer possible solutions. "Can we save retirement?" cites research co-authored by Professor of Economics Justine Hastings on the privatization of Mexico's social security program, which was implemented twenty years ago following a financial crisis.

(Distributed March 7, 2017)
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