Programs and Initiatives

Professor Gianpaolo Baiocchi presents on research and training in DevelopmentProfessor Gianpaolo Baiocchi presents on research and training in Development











Brown University is host to many programs and initiatives with an international focus. Included here is a selection of those which are especially prominent at the current time, or which are associated in some way with the Office of Global Engagement.

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Global Environmental Change

The Environmental Change Initiative and the Center for Environmental Studies form the core of Brown’s climate-related research and teaching, but activity extends to many corners of the University. For aditional information, please click here.

Global Health Initiative

The Global Health Initiative is distinguished by an integrative, overarching approach to interrelated problems of health and development. The Initiative brings the social, cultural, and human dimensions of global health problems and their biomedical and technological elements together under a single umbrella. For more information, please click here.

Brown Global Forums

Brown Global Forums is an initiative whose aim is to foster closer faculty research ties between Brown and several of our closest partner institutions.  Brown will invite one to two faculty members from each of these institutions to Brown each year, for a short stay of up to one week each, and each year these partners will in turn invite one or two Brown faculty members to their institutions for the same length of time. For more information, please click here.