Calendar of Events

“The US Government’s Formulation of Middle East Policies: An Insider’s Perspective”

202 Jones Hall and Zoom 202 Jones Hall, NJ

In his talk Col. Joel Rayburn will provide a description of the US national security decision-making process and structures, which he has been part of and in various capacities over more than two decades. This will including a discussion and analysis of the US government’s major institutional players and their respective ways of doing business. […]

Documenting the Unreal: Chronicling the Covid Lockdown in India

16 Joseph Henry House

Kushanava Choudhury, a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism in the Program in Journalism, is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Caravan and The Statesman. The author of “The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta,” he is teaching in the journalism […]

Soldiers and Kings: Inside the World of Human Smuggling

219 Aaron Burr Hall

In 2014, Mexico (with financial and logistical support from the Obama administration) launched Programa Frontera Sur, a security enforcement project aimed at stopping Central American migrants from reaching the U.S./Mexico border. Under this program, Mexico dramatically increased arrests and deportations while simultaneously making the migration journey more arduous and deadly. In response to this heightened […]

‘THE ANCIENT THREAD INTO MODERN DRESS: Using the Greek Classics to Tell Contemporary Stories’

Betts Auditorium and Zoom Princeton

Theater director and MacArthur “genius” grant winner Luis Alfaro will deliver Princeton’s 2022-2023 Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts. Alfaro works in theater, performance, poetry and journalism, and is known for plays and performances including three adaptations of ancient Greek dramas: Mojada, a retelling of Medea set in Los Angeles, Oedipus El […]

Book Talk: Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South

A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building Washington Rd., Princeton

Joseph Ewoodzie Jr., Associate Professor of Sociology, Vann Professor of Racial Justice, Davidson College, spent more than a year following a group of socioeconomically diverse African Americans — from upper-middle-class patrons of the city’s fine-dining restaurants to men experiencing homelessness who must organize their days around the schedules of soup kitchens. He went food shopping, […]

James Baldwin Lecture Series: “The Limits Of The Quantitative Approach To Discrimination”

East Pyne 010 and Zoom Princeton

The annual James Baldwin Lecture series was launched March 29, 2006, aiming to celebrate the work of Princeton faculty and to provide an occasion for the intellectual community to reflect on the issue of race and American democracy. The lectures also honor the work of the late essayist James Baldwin, one of America’s most powerful […]

The Book of Goose: A Novel

Labyrinth Books and Livestream 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

The Book of Goose is a magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past. It’s a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength. The celebrated author Yiyun Li will discuss her […]

Isostasy: Chamber Music from Ukraine

Taplin Auditorium Princeton

Join the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival for a special concert of 20th century chamber music across four generations of composers from Ukraine. Entry to the concert is free, with a suggested donation to benefit Ukraine. Click here for a list of reputable organizations to help Ukraine. The concert starts at 7:00 PM, with a pre-concert […]

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