Working with researchers from Harvard and the U.S. Census Bureau, Brown economics professor John Friedman created a tool that traces the roots of social and economic outcomes to childhood neighborhoods.
During a keynote event at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, Brown President Christina Paxson emphasized the need for leaders to make clear the economic and societal benefits of college degrees.
Presented by the University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, “Unfinished Business: The Long Civil Rights Movement” will examine the black political organizing tradition in the struggle for equal rights.
More than 30 years ago, Brown established the Swearer Center, one of the first campus-based public service centers in the nation. Mathew Johnson, the Swearer Center’s executive director, reflects on its rich tradition of community partnerships and the crucial role that engaged scholarship continues to play in learning and research at Brown.