PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies will host a conference featuring research that addresses contemporary world challenges on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, a Brown graduate, will deliver the opening keynote address for the conference, followed by a question and answer period with Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute.
After the question and answer session, members of the Brown faculty will engage in a panel discussion on “Improving the World Through Research, Policy, and Engagement.” Participants will include Melani Cammett, associate professor of political science; Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and professor of economics; and Ed Steinfeld, the Dean's Professor of China Studies and director of Brown's China Initiative.
Cammett, an expert in Middle East politics and social welfare, will talk about the political economy of the Arab Uprising; Loury, a noted economist, will discuss the public policy dimension of incarceration in the United States, and Steinfeld will address what the United States can learn from China's energy research.
Media who wish to attend may register with Courtney Coelho at 401-863-7287 or by email.
• Thomas Perez, U.S. secretary of labor (keynote)
• Richard Locke, the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute
• Melani Cammett, associate professor of political science
• Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and professor of economics
• Ed Steinfeld, the Dean's Professor of China Studies and director of Brown's China Initiative
An event featuring research that addresses contemporary world challenges, including energy, incarceration, and the Arab Uprising
Monday, June 9, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20045