Community Conversations with President Christina H. Paxson

In the Spring of 2020, President Paxson launched this virtual webinar series as a way to strengthen Brown’s campus and community during unprecedented times. Speakers are invited to provide expert perspectives on a range of contemporary topics relevant to the Brown community.

"Race &" in America // Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Office of the Provost

This panel discussion series draws on the expertise of Brown scholars to investigate the origins, history and enduring contemporary effects of racism in America from a range of fields and scholarly perspectives. It seeks to advance knowledge and understanding and promote a more just and inclusive community and world.

"This Is America" // Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

This series explores how American social, political, and economic systems have embedded forms of structural violences that are rooted in anti-Black racism.

Webcasts // Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The Watson Institute and its centers and initiatives present faculty lectures on a wide range of global politics and current issues.

"Medicine Today" Seminar Series // The Warren Alpert Medical School

This virtual series features faculty at The Warren Alpert Medical School and the Division of Biology talking about innovative medical research and patient care.

"Carney Conversations" //  Robert J. & Nancy D.Carney Institute for Brain Science

Carney Conversations is a series of discussions with world-class experts on intriguing topics in brain science—from addiction to the mysteries of the adolescent brain to robotics and innovation.

"Decoding Disparities" // The Warren Alpert Medical School and the School of Public Health

This seminar series examines health inequity and outlines steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

"Conversations with..." // School of Public Health

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, and his guests explore various perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lectures and Programs // Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

Academic lectures, conferences, and alumnae/i programs from this interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference.

Founder Fridays, Startup Studio, Funding the Future // Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

Alumni and industry speakers shed light on their own entrepreneurial journeys, the startup building process, and the world of venture capital.

Visiting Artist Archive // Department of Visual Art

Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists have visited campus to give lectures, workshops, critiques.

"Decoding Covid" // The Warren Alpert Medical School

Physicians and researchers present virtual seminars related to the novel coronavirus and the present pandemic.

"Decoding Pandemic Data" // Data Science Initiative

Short talks by experts directly engaged in COVID-related data-driven research activities during summer 2020.

"Underlying Conditions" // Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

This virtual conversation series engages various experts on the dynamic and multifaceted impact of COVID-19 on already vulnerable communities of color.


"Faculty in Focus" // Office of the Provost

This series features the work of some of Brown's most compelling faculty members.

Podcasts // Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Features faculty lectures, podcasts, and more about global politics and current issues.

"Humans in Public Health" // School of Public Health

The field of public health has become more visible than ever before. Each month host Megan Hall interviews researchers who make this work possible.

"Possibly" // Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and the Public’s Radio

This weekly series, a joint effort with RI’s National Public Radio affiliate, brings together a team of Brown undergraduates and news veterans to tackle listeners’ questions about sustainability.

"Meeting Street: Conversations in the Humanities" // Cogut Institute for the Humanities

With a special focus on the forms of knowledge that characterize the humanities, this series explores topics of vital societal interest through conversations with scholars and writers whose voices have helped define issues and shape debates.

"Women's Voices Amplified" // Brown Women's Network

Features women from all corners of the Brunonia ecosystem sharing their insights on the big questions of work, life, and living in today’s world.

"Brown Bears" // Brown Athletics

Go inside Brown Bears Athletics with this series of talks with Brown students and alumni.

"30,000 Leagues" // Policy Lab

This series includes discussions on coronavirus-related policies and response.

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