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Podcast by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

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Translating Ancient Texts in the Middle of the Desert

12/7/2018
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Sarah Baldwin talks with Elias Muhanna [https://vivo.brown.edu/display/emuhanna] about an essay he wrote for the New Yorker [https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-new-history-of-arabia-written-in-stone] in May 2018 in which he describes recent advances in translating pre-Islamic Arabic texts. The conversation focuses on the groundbreaking translations of Muhanna's friend and colleague Ahmad Al-Jallad and how his work has changed our understanding of life on the Arabian peninsula...

Duration:00:25:54

Mark & Carrie [Nov 28, 2018]

11/26/2018
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Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the week's news. Today's topics include the California wildfires and the recent government climate report, the latest on Brexit, US midterm election postmortem, Facebook's continued existence as a platform for disinformation, the Trump tariffs and GM plant closings, Amazon and your personal data, DNA...

Duration:00:18:54

Building Watson

11/14/2018
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The footprint of the Watson Institute community just grew by 30,000 square feet. These are the voices of a few of the many individuals who made it happen. Special thanks to James Sisson, Senior Construction Manager, for his help in producing this episode.

Duration:00:09:36

Domestic Violence Is a Public Health Problem

10/30/2018
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Vanessa Volz, executive director of Sojourner House [http://www.sojournerri.org], a resource and advocacy organization for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, joins Rose McDermott [https://watson.brown.edu/people/faculty/mcdermott], a political scientist and author of The Evils of Polygyny [https://www.amazon.com/Evils-Polygyny-Evidence-Society-Lectures/dp/1501718045], to talk about why everyone should care about safe and equitable relationships between men and women. Watch The Evils of...

Duration:00:23:55

Making Sense of Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election: Part 3

10/29/2018
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In part three of this three part series, Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Jim Green, Professor of History and Director of the Brazil Initiative at Watson [watson.brown.edu/brazil], explore the implications of the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election Comments by Jim Green in The Guardian: www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/…idential-latest

Duration:00:13:27

Making Sense of Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election: Part 2

10/23/2018
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In part two of this three part series, Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Jim Green, Professor of History and Director of the Brazil Initiative at Watson [watson.brown.edu/brazil], explore the implications of the upcoming 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election Comments by Jim Green in The Guardian: www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/…idential-latest

Duration:00:14:14

Stop Complaining And Go Vote Mark

10/20/2018
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Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the week's news. Today's topics include the politicization of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, the 2018 midterm elections, Kanye's visit to the White House, Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Party identity, Trump's Trans-gender and Immigrant polices as "costless signals", more on Brexit, Prince Harry and Meghan...

Duration:00:20:51

Jeff Weaver – How Bernie Won

10/16/2018
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Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States, presents his book, How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That's Taking Back Our Country -- and Where We Go from Here [https://www.amazon.com/How-Bernie-Won-Revolution-Country/dp/1250144752]. Weaver was also the campaign manager for Sanders' 2006 U.S. Senate election and chief of staff of Sanders' House and Senate offices. Moderated by James A. Morone...

Duration:00:54:34

California's Education Reform: Lessons From The Last 10 Years

10/8/2018
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This fall, education policy researchers released Getting Down to Facts II [http://gettingdowntofacts.com], a major report on preK-12 education in California. The findings reveal that reforms adopted since the original report was released in 2007 have put California on the right track, but funding challenges and student achievement gaps remain. Susanna Loeb [https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/08/loeb], director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University...

Duration:00:15:27

Mark It Place

10/2/2018
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Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the week's news. Today's topics include Brett Kavinaugh, political polarization and the direction of the Supreme Court; The US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, aka "New NAFTA"; China's election interference and trade negotiations (or lack thereof); Florida's red tide scare; Removal of MPG fleet...

Duration:00:19:35

Making Sense of Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election: Part 1

9/30/2018
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In part one of this three part series, Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Jim Green, Professor of History and Director of the Brazil Initiative at Watson [https://watson.brown.edu/brazil], explore the implications of the upcoming 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election Comments by Jim Green in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/04/brazil-election-explained-key-issues-candidates-bolsonaro-haddad-presidential-latest

Duration:00:13:16

Music of 1968: Social Protest Then & Now

9/21/2018
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In spring 2018, Brown University's Department of Africana Studies kicked off 50 Years Since '68 [https://www.brown.edu/academics/africana-studies/events-programs/50-years-68], a year-long initiative that reflects on the meaning and significance of that year and examines the state of the world a half-century later. One of the events in the initiative was Music of 1968: A Change is Gonna Come, a four part series highlighting the music and movements of 1968. We interviewed several participants...

Duration:00:29:28

X Marks the Spot

9/15/2018
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Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the week's news. Today's topics include Hurricane Florence and climate change rhetoric; Mark Tweets WWII German propaganda, and Hungary's modern day populism similarities; Nike's Kapernick Campaign and its backlash?; Anonymous OP-ED was NOT Mark, but is it a mis-aligned "hero", "protector" or a possibly a...

Duration:00:17:41

Democratic Erosion

9/12/2018
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Is democracy in decay? That's the central question animating a new course designed by Robert Blair, a political scientist at Brown University's Watson Institute, and colleagues in universities across the United States. The course, which has garnered national attention, is designed to go beyond the dire headlines and partisan positions and determine whether or not the threats to democracy are real--and if they are, what can be done about it. Blair is joined by Minch Cerrero, a PhD student...

Duration:00:19:48

Firearm Injury Prevention Is Not Gun Control

9/1/2018
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Firearm Injury Prevention Is Not Gun Control: A conversation with Dr. Megan Ranney. From mandatory seatbelts to effective anti-drug use campaigns, we've long used evidence-based approaches to make people safer--without infringing on their rights. Despite the near absence of federal funding for firearm safety research, Megan Ranney wants to bring science to bear on the issue of gun safety, bridging the gap between gun control and Second Amendment concerns. Ranney is a professor of emergency...

Duration:00:28:38

Growing the Food Movement

8/15/2018
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Anna Lappé '95 is an expert on food systems, a sustainable food advocate, and the author of “Diet for a Hot Planet.” Dawn King, a lecturer at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, specializes in the study of local and US food policy and politics, climate change, and agriculture. Together they discuss local food economies, big food corporations, and how policy can help improve what's on our plate. Anna Lappé bio / "Diet for a Hot Planet" / Institute at Brown for Environment and...

Duration:00:22:18

Birthmark – Turkey, Cambodia, US midterms, trade wars, SCOTUS, Greece, Italy, World Cup

8/14/2018
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Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown's Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the week's news. Today's topics include Trump's spat with Turkey; Cambodian Elections; the upcoming U.S. midterm elections; trade wars and Chinese IP theft; SCOTUS and the travel ban; Italy's bridge collapse, Greece, and the costs of austerity; 1 year anniversary of Charlottesville and the recent KKK...

Duration:00:25:56

The Climate-Value Paradox: What the Markets Are Getting Wrong

8/4/2018
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According to political scientist Jeff Colgan, climate change creates risks for oil companies, insurance companies, and property owners. But because governments, firms, and investors are reacting to climate forecasts in different ways, we can't rely on financial markets to accurately evaluate those risks. And taxpayers are most likely to pay the price. Jeff Colgan bio: https://watson.brown.edu/people/faculty/colgan Read More:...

Duration:00:11:57

Gender Inequality, War, and Rape

7/25/2018
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Dara Kay Cohen '01 is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research and teaching interests include international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence, and gender and conflict. She is the author of the book Rape During Civil War. http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100920580 Theme music composed by Henry Ross Bloomfield: http://www.heybloomfield.com/

Duration:00:15:15

Who's In and Who's Out? Nationalism as a State-Constructed Narrative

7/18/2018
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Who's In and Who's Out? Nationalism as a State-Constructed Narrative Sociologists Svenja Kopyciok, Yasemin Bavbek, and Fatma Müge Göçek discuss truth-telling, violence, and nationalism in Turkey--and beyond. Göçek's 2015 book is Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009 https://www.amazon.com/Denial-Violence-Collective-Armenians-1789-2009/dp/0190624582 https://lsa.umich.edu/soc/people/faculty/gocek.html

Duration:00:24:21