The Brown Club of Silicon Valley is delighted to present two Brown luminaries in conversation as we launch our 2017 season of events. Brown Professor Peter Andreas will speak about his new book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution, while distinguished alum Jaykumar Menon ’90 will share his work as a human rights lawyer and social entrepreneur and share his talk, Longshot for Justice: Changing the World on a Very Large Scale.
- Peter Andreas is the John Hay Professor of International Studies at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books, including Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, selected by Amazon and Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2013.
- Jaykumar Menon '90, recipient of Brown's William Rogers Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Brown graduate for outstanding professional achievement and extraordinary service to humanity, will speak about his journey. Brown University has long instilled in its graduates a strong commitment to public service and the importance of living a life of “usefulness and reputation.” However, with respect to persistent problems dogging the world, where does one start when trying to change the way things have always been done? How can entrepreneurship and the law be used to challenge convention and solve some of the world's most pressing problems? What are some ways Brown graduates can use their degrees to benefit society?