Changing the World

The Watson Institute’s work is defined by a combination of deep international expertise, rigorous data collection and analysis, and multidisciplinary collaboration. By building bridges between the social sciences and technical disciplines, the Institute aims to transform the way we understand the world intellectually, and the way we improve the world through policy.

Through BrownTogether, we will amplify this impact.

Through our combination of deep regional expertise, social scientific rigor and extensive collaboration with colleagues across campus, across the country and around the world, we at Watson are working to solve the most pressing challenges of our time.

Edward Steinfeld Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Dean’s Professor of China Studies; professor of political science

By raising targeted investments through BrownTogether, Watson will secure its standing as a consequential and unique contributor of solutions to current social, economic and political challenges, and to the creation of knowledge needed to address the policy issues of the future. The campaign will build the faculty expertise, research capacity, and partnerships necessary for Watson to achieve this vision.

Brown’s Watson Institute is distinct from policy centers at other institutions. Few peer academic institutions can supply what policymakers urgently need: vital, innovative, boundary-crossing work that is rooted in the real world and engaged in its thorniest questions.

Support the Watson Institute

Help us in our mission to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching and public engagement.


For information about specific giving opportunities, contact:

Joshua Taub
Assistant Vice President for International Advancement
+1 (401) 863-2196
[email protected]

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