BIARI is a faculty development initiative that brings promising young scholars from the Global South together with leading researchers in their fields for two-week intensive institutes at Brown University each summer. Over the past four years, BIARI has built a scholarly network of more than 500 alumni in more than 80 countries, providing them with ongoing support for collaborative research and professional development. A collaboration between Brown University and Santander Universities, BIARI is overseen by the Vice President for International Affairs and is housed at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
"The BIARI community is an unparalleled example of the global academic conversation made manifest. It is also an example of what it means to globalize Brown: bringing together emerging intellectual leaders to learn and to teach at the same time. Through BIARI we are creating a rich and growing network of young educators and collaborators from around the world." Matthew Gutmann, Vice President for International Affairs