Schreiber Family Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs


Richard M. Locke is provost of Brown and Schreiber Family Professor of Political Science and Public and International Affairs. Prior to joining Brown in 2013 as the director of the Watson Institution for International and Public Affairs, he had been a member of the MIT faculty for 25 years, including serving as chair of the Political Science Department and deputy dean in the Sloan School of Management. Provost Locke is an internationally respected scholar and authority on international labor relations and worker rights, comparative political economy, and corporate responsibility.  He’s published five books and numerous articles on economic development, labor relations, and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in September 2016, the Society for Progress awarded Locke with an inaugural Progress Medal for Scholarship and Leadership on Fairness and Well-being.    

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