Wed 9 Aug | Economia

Promise and peril for Argentina's G20 presidency

Opinion piece by Guy Edwards, research fellow and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University. Edwards posits that Argentine President Mauricio Macri should focus on working closely with Argentina’s European and Latin American allies, while reinforcing his government’s credibility on issues that are critical to all.
Wed 9 Aug | RI NPR

Brown researchers join study to understand changing viruses

Viruses and bacteria are constantly evolving. As their genes mutate, they develop ways to evade human and medical defenses. Now, a team of researchers are studying just how these mutations work. To do that, scientists at Brown University, the University of Vermont and the University of Idaho are editing genes in viruses and bacteria.
Tue 8 Aug | CBS News

Will the Senate ever kill the filibuster?

Article refers to Rich Arenberg, an adjunct professor at Brown University who co-authored "Defending the Filibuster: Soul of the Senate," who told CBS News that the filibuster is in the Senate's DNA and getting rid of it would turn the upper chamber into a majoritarian body, which is not what it was designed to be.
Tue 8 Aug | Sirius

Stefan Gravenstein on Dr. Radio

Professor of Medicine Stefan Gravenstein talks about his recent study on how high-dose flu vaccines reduce the risk of vulnerable seniors going to the hospital.
Sun 6 Aug | The Washington Post

Is America getting lonelier?

Commentary by columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. on shifting relationships among Americans, particularly in neighborhoods, focuses on work by Mark Dunkelman, a Watson Institute fellow who wrote “The Vanishing Neighbor” in 2014.
Fri 4 Aug | The Providence Journal

Medical volunteers with R.I. ties treat Syrian refugees in Jordan

Twenty-year-old Bana Hadid, a Brown undergraduate whose parents left Syria in the 1980s, was among the 54 people — 32 physicians and 17 who were either interpreters or students or both — who spent a week in Jordan in July with the Syrian American Medical Society, offering medical care to refugees.
Fri 4 Aug | CNN

America's 'drug infested dens' a national emergency?

Traci Green, an associate professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology at Brown, offered her perspective and expertise in a story focused on last week’s White House commission recommendation that President Trump declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
Fri 4 Aug | The Boston Globe

Moscow is our friend. Honest.

An op-ed by Watson Institute fellow Stephen Kinzer argues that despite new waves of anti-Russia sentiment in the U.S., Russia does not threaten any vital American interest.
Thu 3 Aug | The Indian Express

The Nitish echo

Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science, wrote an op-ed about Nitish Kumar's pragmatic choice to join the BJP political party in India and how it might influence other alliances.
Thu 3 Aug | Spectrum News

Studies spotlight role of medicines, hospitals in autism

Giulia Righi, an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, said the findings in a new study she co-led could help clinicians decrease the likelihood of a crisis.The study aimed to highlight how different family characteristics might predict an increased risk of psychiatric hospitalization.
Thu 3 Aug | Journalist’s Resource

Intermarriage and U.S. Hispanics: New research

Findings from a study led by led by Zhenchao Qian, a sociology professor and research associate at Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, were detailed as “an academic study worth reading.”
Tue 1 Aug | Americas Quarterly

Latin America can’t afford to follow the U.S. on climate change

Although the U.S. stepped out of the Paris Climate Accord, leaders in Latin American countries have several reasons why they should strengthen their agenda on climate change and buck from President Trump's stance, according to an op-ed co-authored by Brown faculty member Guy Edwards.
Tue 1 Aug | The Standard

Mobile phones, HIV medicines hurting your unborn baby

More than half of the babies born to mothers taking antiretroviral drugs (ARV) were delivered prematurely, according to Brown University researcher Susan Cu-Uvin. She presented the findings during an HIV conference in Paris that highlighted an urgent need to further study the effects of ARVs on unborn children.