Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI)

The BIARI program is built around multiple two-week intensive residential institutes, convened by members of Brown's internationally-renowned faculty.


BIARI's goal is to foster new collaborations in research, pedagogy and public engagement between scholars and practitioners working on different continents.

I am writing to ask your help in recruiting applicants for the 2014 Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) which will be held at Brown on June 9-21.  BIARI's mission is to foster collaborative research and teaching across geographical, professional and disciplinary boundaries that address pressing global issues.  Since its launch in 2009 as part of Brown's  internationalization effort, BIARI has created a network of over 700 former participants from 92 countries, with its largest alumni concentrations in Brazil, India, China, Nigeria and South Africa. We look forward to welcoming a cohort of approximately 150 participants this year.

The 2014 institutes, convened by Brown faculty from the Medical School, the School of Engineering, and the Departments of Political Science, Economics and  Anthropology, will address:

Human Security and Humanitarian Response;

Population and Development;

Ethnicity, Conflict and Inequality;

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

If you know colleagues, collaborators or advanced graduate students who might be interested, especially at universities outside the U.S., please share this news. Review of applications will begin in mid-December, but applications will be accepted throughout January.

More information, and a link to the online application form, can be found at  A poster with information on BIARI 2014 is attached as a pdf.