The Advisory Group

The Choices Program collaborates with scholars at the Watson Institute and throughout the University to develop curriculum resources and offer professional development for teachers. We are grateful to our Advisory Group for facilitating Choices’ collaboration with a wide range of scholars.

Beshara Doumani

Beshara Doumani is a Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute, the Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University, and a Professor of Modern Middle East History. His areas of interest include the history of social groups, places, and time periods that have been silenced or erased by conventional scholarship on the early modern and modern Middle East, Middle East family history and the social history of the Palestinians.

James Green

James Green is the Director of the Watson Institute’s Brazil Initiative and a Professor of History at Brown University. His areas of interest include modern Brazilian history and society, U.S.-Latin American relationships, and gender and sexuality in Latin America.

Nancy Jacobs

Nancy Jacobs is an Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Brown University. She is interested in South African historiography with a particular interest in the nexus between environment, social division, and power.

Jo-Anne Hart

Jo-Anne Hart is an Adjunct Professor of International Studies at the Watson Institute and a Professor at Lesley University. Her areas of interest include Iran's internal politics and foreign policy, US-Iranian security relations, conflict resolution, negotiation, and threat reduction, Middle East political change, social context of technology, and teaching and learning political literacy.

Edward Steinfeld

Edward Steinfeld is Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Director of the Watson Institute’s China Initiative, the Dean's Professor of China Studies and Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His areas of interest include political economy of contemporary China, political economy of global production and innovation, and political economy of energy.

Nina Tannenwald

Nina Tannenwald is a Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute and Director of the International Relations Program at Brown University. Her areas of interest include international security, arms control and nonproliferation, human rights, and the laws of war.

Leah VanWey

Leah VanWey is a Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brown University, and Senior Deputy Director (Research) of Brown’s Institute for the Study of Environment and Society. Her areas of interest include social demography (migration), population and environment, land change science, and social research design.

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