Calendar of Events

Mellon Forum // The Cost of Borders

Betts Auditorium and Zoom Princeton

The book project, The Cost of Borders, observes borders from the perspective of people crossing the chasm between Global South and North. As wealthy countries dedicate large financial and human resources to offshoring, weaponizing, and fortifying their borders, crossing them requires increasingly larger physical risks as well as steep expenditures -- such as on smugglers, […]

Le Théâtre d’Eva Doumbia Conversation avec Florent Masse

102 Julis Romo Rabinowitz

A writer, director, and actress, Eva Doumbia studied theatre at the université d'Aix-en Provence, then at the Unité nomade de mise en scène (CNSAD), where she worked with Jacques Lasselle, Krystian Lupa, and André Engel. In 2000 she founded the company La Part du Pauvre/Nana Triban, quickly focusing on writers such as Marie-Louise Mumbu, Léonora […]

LLM Forum: A Conversation with Wai Chee Dimock

101 Friend Center

RSVP here. Recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have produced a new class of neural networks called Large Language Models (LLMs) that demonstrate a remarkable capability to generate fluent, plausible responses to prompts posed in natural language. While LLMs have already revolutionized certain industry applications, the recent debut of ChatGPT has generated new anxiety and […]

On the Integral Nature of the Zuo zhuan 左傳 (Zuo Tradition) as Seen from Such Factors as Character Development

202 Jones Hall

The Zuo zhuan is at once our most important source of textual knowledge about pre-imperial China and yet one whose level of factual historicity is most notoriously difficult to assess. On the one hand, it provides us with a vast array of internally coherent facts concerning the dates, locations, and other details of major events […]


“The True Adventures of His Life”: A Centenary Celebration for Victor Brombert

010 East Pyne Princeton

Please join the Humanities Council to celebrate former Council Chair Victor Brombert on the splendid occasions of his centenary and his new book, The Pensive Citadel. This event will feature a panel discussion with Maria DiBattista (English and Comparative Literature), Alexander Nehamas (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, emeritus), and Christy Wampole (French and Italian). Copies of […]

LLL Presents Angus Deaton & Matthew Desmond: “Economics in America”

Labyrinth Books 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

In his new book, the Nobel-prize winning economist explains in clear terms how the field of economics addresses pressing issues from poverty, retirement, and the minimum wage to the ravages of the nation’s uniquely disastrous health care system, and he recounts his own experiences as a naturalized US citizen and academic economist. We are thrilled to welcome […]

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