Calendar of Events

Global Existential Challenges: Democratic Challenges & Backsliding in the Global South

A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton

Democratic backsliding and autocratization are posing threats around the world. Anti-pluralist forces have challenged democratic institutions, civil liberties, and political norms. This panel will discuss these developments in the global south, with a focus on Latin America, Africa, and South Asia. A future panel will analyze these challenges in the global north. Speakers: Jeremy I. […]

“Cities of Gold?” Immigration, Prosperity, and Place in the American Economy

A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

Immigration drives the growth of American cities and suburbs, while economic opportunities draw immigrants to metropolitan areas. Yet immigration remains a contentious political issue across the country, and world. In this talk, award-winning scholars Leah Boustan (Economics, Princeton) and Andrew Sandoval-Strausz (History/Latinx Studies, Penn State), will discuss the relationship between immigration, place, and the economy. […]

Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture | Art Museums on the Verge: Christopher Knight

101 Friend Center

Christopher Knight, art critic for the Los Angeles Times, will deliver this year’s annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture. Museums have always been under stress, Knight argues—but never more than they are today. Knight offers a bird’s-eye view of where museums are now, why, and where they might be headed. Reception to follow. The 2020 winner […]

Book Launch: Radical Pedagogies

Betts Auditorium

In the decades after World War II, new forms of learning transformed architectural education. These radical experiments sought to upend disciplinary foundations and conventional assumptions about the nature of architecture as much as they challenged modernist and colonial norms, decentered building, imagined new roles for the architect, and envisioned participatory forms of practice. Although many […]

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