Announcing Partnership with UNDP for “The Last Mile”

The Brown Institute is proud to announce its partnership with the UNDP’s Programme on Climate Information for Resilient Development in Africa (CIRDA) for the launch of “The Last Mile”, a workshop and hackathon dedicated to improving livelihoods and increasing resiliency with tailored weather information services for a changing climate. “Innovation, out-of-the-box-thinking, big ideas, and smart

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Alex Glorioso profiles Nancy Matthews in The Guardian

Alexandra Glorioso from the Reframe Iran Magic Grant has just published a profile in The Guardian of Nancy Matthews. Matthews served as vice president for arts and cultural affairs at Meridian International, “a unique cultural diplomacy nonprofit in Washington DC that receives government grants, including funding from the state department to welcome both high-profile foreigners and exchange students.” As

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Want to solve a cold case? Grantee turns citizens into sleuths

Working on a Magic Grant can be a full time job, but Brown Institute grantees are also are busy with projects outside of the grant program. Before starting on her 2015-2016 Magic Grant project, Allison McCartney of open.contractors spent her summer as the data fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in Emeryville, California. While there, she worked

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Base Camp, Round 2!

What is Base Camp? The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the School of Engineering at Stanford University and the Graduate School for Journalism at Columbia University invite you to apply for the third Media Innovation Base Camp on January 15-17, 2016 at Stanford University in California. The Base Camp is the second of two

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