The annual Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) will take place June 8-22, 2013, with more than 150 participants from around the world taking up residency at Brown to tackle issues of global interest. Participants, who are professionals and young faculty from various industries, come from more than 50 countries, including India, China, Iran, Angola and Turkmenistan. Now in its fifth year, BIARI is centered around four two-week intensive institutes, convened concurrently by Brown faculty, in which participants and leading scholars in their fields share their research and develop new collaborative projects through sustained, high-level dialogue spanning disciplines and continents. This year’s institutes will touch on population and development; theater and civil society; women and HIV/AIDS; and water, energy, and digital information in the Global South. Participants will take part in lectures, seminars, and workshops and engage in high-level intellectual collaborations across traditional academic boundaries. President Christina Paxson will give the keynote address on June 13.

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