PhD student Fritz Schoon - whose PhD (in Sociology) is on the developmental state - has been invited to spend the Spring 2013 semester at Brown University in Providence in the USA. Fritz will participate in Brown's Graduate Program in Development (see http://gpd.watsoninstitute.org/), taking a course on Theory and Research in Development and any other courses he chooses to take. Brown covers his travel and living expenses. Fritz is following in the footsteps of PhD student Duncan Pieterse, who spent a semester at Brown in 2011. The CSSR has an institutional partnership with Brown's Graduate Program in Development, and we are happy to host Brown students at UCT.