Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together

June 4, 2021

In fall 2020, Princeton launched A Year of Forward Thinking, a community engagement campaign that invites alumni and others to join in a conversation focused on responding to the challenges facing our nation and our world. One of the campaign’s signature events, a series of virtual conversations called Forward Fest, debuted on October 23. 

In the final Forward Fest event of the year, scholars and alumni will look back to the themes of the past year and discuss how they intersect in the interdisciplinary environment of Princeton University. “Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together,” will be available via livestream on Wednesday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Offering humanities perspectives will be professor of Religion and chair of the Humanities Council Eric Gregory — who will discuss how we can make sense of uncertain and challenging times — and professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph, who will review the past year in terms of police reform and social justice. Allison Carruth, professor in the Program in American Studies and High Meadows Environmental Institute, will share her research bridging the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Those who RSVP now will have the opportunity to join a private Zoom session to speak live with the participants as part of the program, get updates on other forward-thinking content, and receive a reminder before Forward Fest begins.

In addition, A Year of Forward Thinking invites all to view a new nine-part video series, “Forward Thinkers,” produced by Princeton University’s Office of Communications. Humanities forward thinkers include Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Classics), Chika Okeke-Agulu (Art and Archaeology), and Eric Gregory (Religion).

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