Brown University is a private, Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution.

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  • Mr. President: Viet Nguyen '17

    From the Brown Alumni Magazine: When friends would ask Viet Nguyen if he wanted to go to a campus event that cost money, he often had to say no. He couldn’t afford it. As a low-income student at Brown, Nguyen skipped many of the activities that, for other students, helped define their college experience. Some courses and policies at Brown aimed to address class differences, but Nguyen knew firsth...

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  • The Problem Solver: Nifemi Madarikan '17

    From the Brown Alumni Magazine: During his first year at Brown, Nifemi Madarikan was a spoken-word poet who planned to become an engineer. Then he took Computer Science 15, an introductory computer programming course. There he saw his ideas and the letters he typed on the keyboard transformed into something that had form. “It feels like you’re breathing life into your own words in a really tangib...

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  • The Americas and the Generative Power of Fire: Panel Discussion and Exhibition Opening

    Friday, April 28, 2017 John Carter Brown Library, Brown University Providence, RI Panel: The Americas and the Generative Power of Fire Exhibition Opening: The Americas on Fire The Americas and the Generative Power of Fire was a special panel discussion and a feature of the IBES event What Fire Does. This discussion was organized by Lenore Manderson (Brown University/University of the Witwatersr...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 7

    Moderator: Benjamin Parker, Department of English, Brown University Minnie Scott, Tate Galleries – “Regimes of Attention in the Contemporary Art Museum” Drawing on my experience as an ‘interpretation professional’, I will reflect on physical and linguistic structures used by public galleries to control what and how we view. I will also explore particular of practices of looking, and artworks, w...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 6

    Moderator: Andre Willis, Religious Studies, Brown University Joshua Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University – “A Tension: White Deficit, Blackness and Disorder” “Racial tension” is often used as a euphemism to describe what occurs when the screams produced by the violence of white supremacy break through an ocean of white noise to briefly draw white people's attention to the persistent and ong...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 5

    Moderator: Jacques Khalip, Department of English, Brown University Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania – “The Natural History of Attention” In this presentation, I address relays between natural history and sociology after WWII, focusing on the case of the Dutch ethologist Niko Tinbergen: after winning the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his work with fish, wasps, and gulls, Tinbergen adapted his ...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 4

    Moderator: Leela Gandhi, Department of English, Brown University Rita Felski, University of Virginia – “Getting it: Art and Attunement” How does one "get" or fail to "get" a work of art? Can we do justice to what such a response feels like and why it matters--yet without scanting the prompts and pressures that incline us toward some works rather than others? Perhaps attunement will give us a fr...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 3

    Moderator: Timothy Bewes, Department of English, Brown University Toril Moi, Duke University – “Language and Attention: Morality and Literature after Wittgenstein” "Attention to particulars!" could have been Wittgenstein's slogan. The "ordinary language philosophy" that builds on his work has developed a strong understanding of the moral power of attention, not least in the writings of Cora Dia...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 2

    Moderator: Ourida Mostefai, French Studies, Brown University David Russell, Corpus Christi College/Oxford University – “Ruskin's Vision” David Russell will examine how Ruskin's writing insists on the urgency of images - ethical, social and aesthetic - by paying to them an iconoclastic mode of attention. Sergio Delgado, Harvard University – “Lygia Clark, At Home with Objects” Some notes on Ly...

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  • Provoking Attention Conference - Panel 1

    Introductions by Amanda Anderson, Director, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University, and David Russell, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. Moderator: Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Director, Pembroke Center, Brown University Leo Bersani, emeritus, University of California/Berkeley – “The Choreographed Cure” Issues addressed will be who pays attention to what in the analytic cure?...

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  • Value Proposition: Creating Solutions That Matter

    Need help with your startup? Or discovering how to find customers? Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and Deb Mills-Scofield '82, for a workshop that will show you how to find out if your idea has any value to your targeted customers (or just to you). Learn how to recognize a problem and how to create a solution that matters. The workshop will focus mainly on defining value pr...

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  • Princess Nokia In Conversation at Brown University

    Princess Nokia In Conversation Facilitated by Sofia Robledo Rower '18 Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia, is an Afro-Latina Boricua artist and musician based in New York City. Her music tackles the intersection of gender, race, class, urbanism, and age in captivating sonic and linguistic medleys. This public conversation will focus on spirituality, feminism, and race in her a...

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  • Celebrating 125 Years Of Women at Brown

    "Women at Brown have and will continue to play a significant role in the University's growth and evolution. I look forward to celebrating the innovation, intellectual curiosity, and transformative leadership that has driven the achievement of women over nearly 125 years at Brown." — President Christina Paxson

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  • Celebrating 125 Years Of Women at Brown

    "Women at Brown have and will continue to play a significant role in the University's growth and evolution. I look forward to celebrating the innovation, intellectual curiosity, and transformative leadership that has driven the achievement of women over nearly 125 years at Brown." — President Christina Paxson

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  • 2017 AO Williams Lecture: John Reppy

    "Decoding the Path Integral: Resurgence and Non-Perturbative Physics" by Prof. John Reppy, Cornell University Resurgent asymptotics provides new insights into non-perturbative physics, and a new perspective on path integrals, both conceptually and computationally. The essential idea and goal is to unify perturbative and non-perturbative physics into a consistent object known as a trans-series, wh...

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  • Celebrating 125 Years Of Women at Brown

    "Women at Brown have and will continue to play a significant role in the University's growth and evolution. I look forward to celebrating the innovation, intellectual curiosity, and transformative leadership that has driven the achievement of women over nearly 125 years at Brown." — President Christina Paxson

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  • 2017 Maury A. Bromsen Memorial Lecture with Andrés Reséndez

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 John Carter Brown Library, Brown University Providence, RI Andrés Reséndez Professor of History University of California, Davis Andrés Reséndez, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, and author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, delivered the 2017 Maury A. Bromsen Memorial Lecture. The Other Slavery examines...

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  • "The Race Beat: Straddling America's Great Divide" by John Eligon

    Veteran New York Times reporter John Eligon covers issues of race and class as a national correspondent based in Kansas City. In his writing, he tries to document the nuance of America's difficult battle with race, from the protest movement over police violence to the changing face of the country's cities and suburbs. Eligon broke the story of a bail bonds scheme that left poor defendants unable t...

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  • Gina Rodriguez-Drix, Writing Diversity Series

    Gina Rodriguez-Drix, ’08.5, writer, performer, birth worker, and arts administrator, discusses "The Subversive Tools We Carry: Writing from the intersection of cultural production and reproductive justice." Her talk explores writing as a tool of resilience in times of tyranny, the art(ists) at stake, and the role of reproductive justice in a changing cultural and political landscape. Brown Univ...

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  • NPR's Corey Flintoff - Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium, Brown University Corey Flintoff has spent nearly 40 years as a radio journalist, serving most recently as NPR’s correspondent in Moscow. He has covered the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine, the earthquake in Haiti, the revolution in Egypt and the revolution and civil war in Libya.

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  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Thinking Out Loud

    Thinking Out Loud: The Role of Contagion in the Building and Sustainability of Communities Contagion is sneaky! All seems well until the Tipping Point, after which terrible things may happen -- fast! The spread of fads, scientific ideas and the growth and stability of communities can also be understood as contagions. Come hear Carlos Castillo Chavez, Regents Professor, a Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Profes...

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  • Reevaluating US Policy Toward Iran

    Ambassador Chas Freeman, senior fellow at Watson, and Dr. Michael Rubin, AEI foreign policy scholar, discuss US policy toward Iran. The conversation focuses on the Joint Policy Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), counter-terror efforts, and future of US involvement in the Middle East. Brown University April 12, 2017

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  • Leave No Trace? Materiality, Temporality, and Visual Culture at the Gateway to Europe

    Opening with a clip from her latest documentary film, The Burning: An Untold Story from the Other Side of the Migrant Crisis, Dr. Isabella Alexander (Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Emory University) draws on multiple years of ethnographic research at one of the world’s most trafficked borders to discuss the current migrant and refugee “crisis” from the marginalized perspective of ...

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  • 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture with Ezra Edelman

    Oscar-winning director Ezra Edelman will deliver the 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture. Edelman directed the 2016 five-part documentary "O.J.: Made In America," for which he earned an Academy Award. He also co-produced the documentary "Cutie and the Boxer," a profile of a 40-year-old New York couple that was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. Edelman's lecture will precede a presentation of ...

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  • Axel Posluschny | Princely Sites: Landscapes and a View from Above

    Axel Posluschny is the Head of the Research Centre of the Keltenwelt am Glauberg (World of the Celts at the Glauberg) in Germany and a Visiting Scholar in Archaeology and the Ancient World at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology. His work focuses on landscape archaeology, settlement archaeology, remote sensing, and other surveying techniques. He has been involved in the Fürstensitze & Umland pr...

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