Glimpses of BIARI
Over the past 3 years, the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), a collaboration between Brown University and Santander Universities overseen by Brown's Office of International Affairs, have hosted participants and visiting speakers from over seventy countries. In 2011, the presenters included Professors Chinua Achebe and Glenn Loury, both faculty members from Brown University, and Professor Diyah Larasati of the University of Minnesota. These three short video pieces, shot and edited by Lindsay Richardson, offer glimpses of their BIARI presentations.
Glenn Loury: What is a self-respecting black intellectual to do?
Professor Glenn Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University, where he teaches in the Economics Department. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Loury is one of the leading experts on the economic and social impacts of U.S. policies of mass incarceration, and in particular their effects on black communities. His published works include The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (2002). Leading by example, he has consistently counseled fellow academics to make their work accessible to wider audiences, and take on the responsibilities of the public intellectual. At BIARI 2011, where he was introduced by Brown Professor Rich Snyder, he spoke at the Institute on Development and Inequality. He drew on his own research, and recent debates about the significance of Barack Obama’s presidency for race relations in the United States, to urge BIARI participants to make their research speak to the public interest.
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