Haben Girma is an attorney and disability rights advocate. She was the first deafblind student to graduate from Harvard Law School and recently introduced President Barack Obama at the White House’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has been a staff attorney with Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) since 2015.BPR: […]

Stephen Kinzer is a veteran New York Times correspondent, author, and academic. He has filed stories from over 50 countries, and served as the chief of the New York Times bureau in Istanbul from 1996-2000. Kinzer is currently a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University.What is the best way to go about securing US national interests in the international sphere? What […]

Azra Jafari served as the first female mayor in Afghanistan, after being appointed mayor of Nili by President Hamid Karzai in 2008. She is an author, constitutional jurist, newspaper editor, teacher, trained midwife, politician, and an advocate for women’s and refugee rights in Afghanistan. What inspired you early in your life to go against cultural norms and fight for what you believe in?During the Soviet-Afghan War, my […]

Lincoln Chafee ’75 served as a US Senator (1999-2007) and the 74th Governor of Rhode Island Brown Political Review: Starting with your personal background, you worked as a professional farrier for 7 years before entering Rhode Island state politics. What influenced you on your path from getting a Classics degree at Brown to equine hoof care and […]

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