Inscrições abertas para o BIARI 2014!


O BIARI compreende uma iniciativa da Brown University, reunindo participantes de todo o mundo para tratar de questões globais através da colaboração além das fronteiras acadêmicas, profissionais e geográficas. São encorajadas participações de estudiosos e profissionais em início de carreira, especialmente aquelas baseadas em instituições da África, Ásia, América Latina e Caribe, Oriente Médio e Europa Oriental. Serão duas semanas intensivas na Brown University, em Providence, Rhode Island – EUA. As despesas são custeadas pelo Biari através de um convênio com o Banco Santander.


Enviamos logo abaixo a carta convite para o BIARI 2014, com links correspondentes para se inscrever no processo seletivo. Participem!


We are pleased to announce that the application process for BIARI 2014 is now open!


Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI)initiative convenes participants from around the world to addresspressing global issues through collaboration across academic,professional, and geographic boundaries. Applications are invited from early-career scholars and practitioners, especially those basedat institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, to participate in intensive, residential two-week institutes at Brown University’s Watson Institute forInternational Studies.


The four institutes are convened by Brown University professors, andfeature lectures, seminars, and workshops led by distinguished internationalguest faculty. This highly selective, residential program givesparticipants a unique opportunity to interact with their global peersand benefit from Brown University’s world-class campus and facilities.


The institutes will be held June 7-21, 2014. To learn more about the program visit our website,


BIARI 2014 will comprise the following four institutes:


Human Security and Humanitarian Response: Increasing Effectiveness and Accountability in the Age of Complex Emergencies

“Natural” disasters and political unrest pose chronic threats to human security. Separately or together, they turn citizens into refugees, stretchgovernment capacity, and, increasingly, spark instability and conflict. This institute will convene an interdisciplinary and international groupof academics and practitioners to develop better understandings ofthe underlying political, social, and environmental factors that affecthuman security. Topics will include the effectiveness of existing welfaresystems in different regions; best practices in humanitarian assistance;and the politics of compassion in disaster and conflict zones. Discussionswill focus in particular on the ethical issues that arise at the intersection of human security and humanitarian assistance; rights-basedapproaches to humanitarian relief; and the potential of newtechnologies to transform humanitarian response.


Ethnicity, Conflict and Inequality in Global Perspective

Co-convened by faculty from the departments of Economics and Political Science, this institute offers participants a thorough explorationof the conceptual and theoretical foundations of scholarship that connectsconflict, inequality, and ethnicity. Best practices in comparativeand interdisciplinary research design, implementation, and expositionwill be explored, with a particular focus on the dilemmas of doingjustice to context-specific data while producing generalizable insights.Lectures and workshops led by distinguished guest faculty will constitutethe core of this institute, to be supplemented by participants’individual research presentations, and panel discussions on pressing contemporary cases in line with participants’ expertise and interests.Applications are especially welcome from scholars interested inevidence-based policy making.


Population and Development: New Approaches to Enduring Global Problems

With the world’s population officially surpassing 7 billion, this institute will address the crucial and interlinked issues of population and development,particularly as they affect people in the Global South. Whatare the most significant population issues in the 21st century? How dopopulation dynamics and the policies designed to address them contributeto or detract from equitable development? How can theoriesand methods in the social sciences contribute to understanding therelationship between population and development, and how can thisscholarship contribute to better policies and programs? Participantswill engage with cutting-edge theory, innovative and tested researchmethods, and first-rate scholarship upon which to build their ownresearch programs.


Connections and Flows: Water, Energy, and Digital Information in the Global South

Water, energy, and digital information are key resources for all societies in the 21st century, demanding a range of products, services, andinfrastructure to provide secure, equitable distribution and delivery.Operating in a studio format built around participants’ ongoingprojects, and with input from visiting practitioners and scholars, thisinstitute has two main goals: first, to explore emerging concepts in

engineering, design, and development through a focus on platforms, prototypes, and projects; and second, to delve into the implications oftheir design and development in society. Applications for this innovativeinterdisciplinary institute are welcome from young engineers andengineering faculty, as well as from engineering education policymakersand those working in agriculture, environmental studies, urbanstudies, or related fields.


Thanks to generous support from Santander Universities, BIARI covers the full cost of tuition, meals, and university housing for the duration of the program, and air travel in cases of need.


The online application process is now open through the BIARI website.


Please feel free to contact us with questions by writing to


With warm regards,


The BIARI Team



BIARI – Brown International Advanced Research Institutes

Brown University

Box 1970 | Providence, RI 02912



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