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Important news and announcements relating to the Global Conversation and the AT&T New Media Fellows. Includes announcements of important events and external news and other items about GC and or Fellows.

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  • The Editors | March 27th, 2013
    Over the next two days (Wednesday and Thursday, March 27th and 28th) we're rolling out some new features on Global Conversation!  Our work will cause some intermittent site outages – we expect everything to be back to normal on Friday the 29th.
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    The Editors | January 26th, 2013
      Yesterday, the Watson Institute launched an exciting new social media feature thusly:   "To celebrate the arrival of Friday, we’re launching a new series that (tenuously) links music and international studies. Each month, we’ll ask you...
  • The Editors | January 2nd, 2013
      Would you like to walk back to an awesome (free) prize when you return to campus this Spring? Great. Simply take a photo of you during this winter break that: 1. Shows you in any "international" setting (anywhere outside the US, at an airport...
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    The Editors | December 25th, 2012
      Most of you have already, or are still traveling for the holidays. Here’s a quick list of 3 things you will find useful and interesting for the rest of the break: 1. Watch past events video and listen to audio content: The website’s multi-...
  • The Editors | November 28th, 2012
    Applications are now open for the three summer fellowships offered by the Watson Institute for International Studies for Brown students! The Fellowships offered are:   1. AT&T New Media Summer Fellows ProgramThis fellowship provides up...
  • The Editors | July 19th, 2012
    A blog post from Greece by Valerie Bondura ’13, a double concentrator in Archaeology and the Ancient World and Latin American Studies and a Brown International Scholar, appeared on Brown’s homepage on July 6. In her post, titled “What it Means to...
  • The Editors | February 9th, 2012
    The Global Conversation was featured on the front page of yesterday's Brown Daily Herald.  The article, "Fellows Showcase Adventures Abroad on Blog," begins: "Five adventurous students received fellowships this year to showcase their multimedia...
  • The Editors | January 25th, 2012
    During the winter break, the fourth cohort of AT&T Media Fellows has been posting videos, radio segments, photos, and essays from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East on the Global Conversation. You can watch Nicholas Carter ‘11.5’s...
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    The Editors | December 13th, 2011
      Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies announces AT&T New Media fellowships of up to $3,500 for the 2012 summer break. The fellowships are intended for Brown students who are pursuing innovative international...
  • The Editors | December 13th, 2011
    Videotape your winter break experience on the Global Conversation and win a prize. The Watson Institute is offering to loan Flip video cameras to Brown students who have international winter break plans, to document their experiences on the Global...
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    The Editors | December 7th, 2011
    As we mentioned previously, Winter 2011 AT&T New Media Fellow Jonah David's documentary, A Moment in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, screened in the Second Annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. We're excited to say that the film...
  • The Editors | November 16th, 2011
    Winter 2011 AT&T New Media Fellow Jonah David created a documentary short as part of his fellowship in Nicaragua. We're excited to announce that it will screen this Saturday as part of the Second Annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival in...
  • The Editors | October 19th, 2011
    Meara Sharma '11 has been in Rwanda since the beginning of the summer as an AT&T New Media Fellow, and has been documenting her travels here at the Global Conversation on her blog, "Voices from Rwanda // creative expression and social change."...
  • The Editors | September 30th, 2011
    The Watson Institute for International Studies announces AT&T New Media fellowships of up to $1,500 for the winter break during December 2010 and January 2011. The fellowships are intended for Brown University students who are pursuing...
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    The Editors | July 20th, 2011
    Steven Ellis ’10.5, one of last summer’s AT&T New Media Fellows, has received word that his project — a documentary on corruption in Croatia — has received a grant from the Croatian National Film Board in the Documentary Feature Category. The...
  • The Editors | May 25th, 2011
    The Global Conversation is pleased to announce a new social media outreach initiative. You can win a $20 GlobalGiving e-Gift Card just by liking our page on Facebook! The Watson Institute for International Studies is the sole sponsor of this...
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    The Editors | May 18th, 2011
    For the second summer, AT&T New Media Fellows are going out into the world, conducting innovative international research and activism, and reporting back on the Global Conversation. This summer's 11 fellows will be traveling to nine countries –...
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    The Editors | March 21st, 2011
      We now turn to Tanmay Misra ’11 and his video, Indian Wedding, in our ongoing virtual screening of winners and honorees in the Global Conversation Video Contest. Two videos tied to win the contest – the one above portraying the beauty and...
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    The Editors | March 14th, 2011
    Two videos have tied to win the Global Conversation Video Contest – one portraying the beauty and ritual of an Indian wedding and the other depicting the struggle of Wolof-speaking Senegalese people to protect and extend their language in the...
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    The Editors | January 25th, 2011
    As AT&T Winter Media Fellows return from abroad, a call for applications is issued for the summer '11 cohort of AT&T New Media Fellows. The Watson Institute is now accepting applications for AT&T New Media Fellowships for the summer of...
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    The Editors | November 28th, 2010
    December 10 is the deadline to enter the Global Conversation Video Competition.  The Watson Institute is loaning Flip video cameras to Brown students who have international winter break plans, to document their experiences on the Global...
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    The Editors | October 29th, 2010
    Brown alums are becoming more active on the Global Conversation, adding their voices to those of the students and faculty members who are sharing their ideas about global problems and experiences in global social change. Among the alums is Masumi...
  • The Editors | October 21st, 2010
    The Watson Institute announces AT&T New Media fellowships of up to $1,500 for the winter break during December 2010 and January 2011. The fellowships are intended for Brown University students to pursue innovative international projects during...
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    The Editors | October 1st, 2010
    The Global Conversation is now officially launched – as an online media platform for Brown University students, student groups, faculty, and alums to share their international research and initiatives. Over the summer, some 50 members of the Brown...
  • Eric Johnson | August 25th, 2010
    Visitors to our homepage this month may have noticed two new widgets in the sidebar: one for Facebook, and one for Twitter. If you have an account on one or both of those sites, please take a few seconds to "like"/follow us there! You can find our...