Projects

Alumni Projects

An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Crop Production Eastern and Western Africa

BIARI alumni funding was awarded to support the research of six alumni from the 2011 Climate Change Institute. BIARI funding allowed the alumni to convene at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University for a week in January 2012 and draft a proposal for a larger grant to...

A Queer Nation? Public Space, Citizenship & Alternative Sexuality in South Africa

BIARI funding is being used to support the research of four alumni from the 2011 Critical Global Humanities Institute in a project that seeks to examine the intersection between non-normative sexual identities, minority rights, and public space in South Africa before and after apartheid. The...

Cooperation and Adaptation in Transboundary Basin in Central Asia

As a young professional wanting to combine research, practice, and policy, the Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI) has provided me an invaluable bridge to return to academia.  I had the privilege of participating in BIARI’s Climate Impacts and Water Institute in...

Entrepreneurial Potential Assessment Website

BIARI alumni funds supported the development of an inventory of factors of national entrepreneurial potential and activity (EPAI), that can then be tested and improved through input from other BIARI alumni, and ultimately constitute a key research resource for the social science of...

Human Rights from a Third World Perspective: Critique, History and International Law

BIARI alumni publication funding was granted to Critical Global Humanities alumnus, Jose-Manuel Barreto, to help publish the book, ...

Academic Network for Development & Inequality Research (ANDIR)

This group of BIARI 2010 alumni have received two grants for a multi-stage project. The first activity was a Network meeting/workshop to develop the concept of a new e-journal that would focus on issues concerning the generation and reproduction of cultural, economic and/or spatial inequalities...

Atmospher: Air Pollution and Atmospheric Processes Group

BIARI alumni funding was granted to 2010 Climate Change alum Dr. Admir Créso de Lima Targino for the creation of the bi-lingual Portuguese and English website: www.atmospher.org/english/. BIARI funding enabled the...

Speaker Series: Conversation on Humanities

BIARI alumni funding was granted to support the third session of the Speaker Series, “Conversation on Humanities,” organized by two 2010 Critical Global Humanities alumni at Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. The series was inspired by the work that emerged from CGH 2010, which was attended...

Towards a Climate Policy for World Cities

BIARI alumni funding was awarded to support an International BIARI Workshop: Towards a Climate Policy for World Cities, which occurred from May 31-June 2 2011 in Madrid. The workshop was coordinated by two BIARI alumni from the 2010 Climate Change Institute, Dr. Elena Lopez-Gunn and Dr....

Local Farmers’ Perception of Climate Change: the Case of Benin

BIARI funding was used to support the research of two alumni from the 2010 Climate Change Institute. The project took place in February-March 2010 and sought to assess Beninese farmers’ perceptions of climate change. The farmers, who were selected from 9 villages in north Benin, participated in...