BPR statement on George Floyd’s death, police violence:

 

George Floyd’s life mattered. Like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many others whose names we don’t know, Floyd was stolen from friends and family members who loved him and cared about him. His murder cannot be undone, and it is our most recent reminder of the fact that white supremacy, police violence, and racism are dangerously prevalent forces in America today… Read Full Statement

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Sameer Pandya is a fiction writer and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies scholar interested in questions of cultural dislocation and racial identity among South Asian Americans. Pandya serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department o...

The Progress Narrative – BPR Interviews: Sameer Pandya

Sameer Pandya is a fiction writer and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies scholar interested in questions of cultural dislocation and racial identity among South Asian Americans. Pandya serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department o...

Desmond Meade is a voting rights activist and is the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, and a Ford Global Fellow. In 2018, he led the FRRC to a historic triumph with the passage of ...

Let My People Vote – BPR Interviews: Desmond Meade

Desmond Meade is a voting rights activist and is the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, and a Ford Global Fellow. In 2018, he led the FRRC to a historic triumph with the passage of ...

Robert Jervis is a professor of international politics at Columbia University. He studies the intersection of psychology and international relations. His work challenges popular notions about nuclear deterrence by noting the complexities that percept...

Perception in Politics – BPR Interviews: Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis is a professor of international politics at Columbia University. He studies the intersection of psychology and international relations. His work challenges popular notions about nuclear deterrence by noting the complexities that percept...

Sport Ivory is a Nashville-based band consisting of lead vocalist Jeffrey James, guitarist Justin Halpin, and sound designer Jordan Harrell, that managed to first shoot to prominence releasing only one song per year. Their 2018 single “Traveler’s...

The Dream Sync – BPR Interviews: Sport Ivory

Sport Ivory is a Nashville-based band consisting of lead vocalist Jeffrey James, guitarist Justin Halpin, and sound designer Jordan Harrell, that managed to first shoot to prominence releasing only one song per year. Their 2018 single “Traveler’s...

The rapper Trevor Lee rose to fame as an early American adopter of TikTok with viral hit “Barbershop Freestyle” in 2018. He got his professional start as a creative director after moving to Houston in his senior year of high school but soon found...

What Is Real – BPR Interviews: Trevor Lee

The rapper Trevor Lee rose to fame as an early American adopter of TikTok with viral hit “Barbershop Freestyle” in 2018. He got his professional start as a creative director after moving to Houston in his senior year of high school but soon found...

*The Brown Political Review conducted this interview in partnership with the Black Pre-Law Association [BPLA]. During the interview, BPLA and its members were represented by Haley Joyce ’23. Haley Joyce is a rising sophomore at Brown University fro...

BPLA & BPR Interview: Erika Gilliam-Booker

*The Brown Political Review conducted this interview in partnership with the Black Pre-Law Association [BPLA]. During the interview, BPLA and its members were represented by Haley Joyce ’23. Haley Joyce is a rising sophomore at Brown University fro...

Lieutenant David Bissonnette has been a Rhode Island police officer for 19 years and a Use of Force & Police Arrest and Control techniques instructor at the Municipal Police Academy for 16 years. He has also trained officers on an in-service basi...

BPR Interviews: Lieutenant David Bissonnette

Lieutenant David Bissonnette has been a Rhode Island police officer for 19 years and a Use of Force & Police Arrest and Control techniques instructor at the Municipal Police Academy for 16 years. He has also trained officers on an in-service basi...

Rachel A. Pickens is a civil-rights attorney who graduated college from Boston University and received her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. She is Executive Director of the National Police Accountability Project [NPAP], a ...

BPR Interviews: Rachel A. Pickens

Rachel A. Pickens is a civil-rights attorney who graduated college from Boston University and received her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. She is Executive Director of the National Police Accountability Project [NPAP], a ...

Matt The Knife is a mentalist, magician, lecturer, and former conman. MTK has broken twelve Guinness World Records. When he is not traveling, he resides in Providence, Rhode Island. He is currently working on a new show, called “Possessions,” whi...

BPR Interviews: Matt the Knife

Matt The Knife is a mentalist, magician, lecturer, and former conman. MTK has broken twelve Guinness World Records. When he is not traveling, he resides in Providence, Rhode Island. He is currently working on a new show, called “Possessions,” whi...

Judy Heumann is an internationally renowned and lifelong disability rights activist. Her tireless efforts on behalf of the disability community led to positions in the Departments of Education and State within the Clinton and Obama administrations, r...

BPR Interviews: Judy Heumann

Judy Heumann is an internationally renowned and lifelong disability rights activist. Her tireless efforts on behalf of the disability community led to positions in the Departments of Education and State within the Clinton and Obama administrations, r...