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Sunday, September 30
Monday, October 1
"The History and Strategies of Translation of the Mahabharata, Great Indian Epic"
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Frederick Smith, University of Iowa
Cosponsored by the Program in South Asian Studies
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
"Return of a King: The First Anglo-Afghan War and the Birth of the Great Game"
Program in South Asian Studies
Seminar Series, "Politics and Religion in South Asia"
William Dalrymple, writer and historian; Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2
Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs
Program in Latin American Studies
Isaac Campos, University of Cincinnati
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
"A Conversation between William Dalrymple and Gyan Prakash"
Program in South Asian Studies
William Dalrymple, writer and historian, Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Council of the Humanities;
Gyan Prakash, Princeton University
Cosponsored by the Department of History
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
If Rice were a Man: Twelver and Ismaili Reception of an early Shi'i Hadith
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies and the Transregional Institute
Professor Samer Traboulsi, Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
"Is Yemen a Failed State?"
Workshop on Arab Political Development
Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, Princeton University

4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
"The Middle East: Gender, Art, and Politics" Focus of Panel Discussions
Speakers: Max D. Weiss, assistant professor of history and Near Eastern Studies; Sylvia Chan-Malik, assistant professor of America & women's and gender studies, Rutgerr University; and Zeina Barakeh, a Lebanese-Palestinian artist based in San Francisco

Moderators: Stanley N. Katz, professor of public and international affairs and director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3
"Using the Past to Imagine the Future: Development Planning for a Tanzanian-Zambian Railway, 1925-1975""
Program in African Studies
Indaba
Michelle Bourbonniere, Ph.D.Candidate, Stanford University
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
The Chinese Mirror Has Two Faces? Understanding China's Approach to United Nations Peacekeeping
Woodrow Wilson School
Courtney Richardson, CWP Fellow
12:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Former Korean PM: Hope, Compassion and the Can-do Spirit: President Syngman Rhee and Korea's Path Forward
Office of Public and External Affairs, WWS
Speaker: Un-Chan Chung Ph.D. '78, former prime minister of the Republic of Korea
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Slavic Film Series "Children of Theater Street"
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies. 

All films in this series are subtitled in English.

"Children of Theater Street - 1977, 90 min.

Organized by the Graduate Students in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 4
Patchworks of Cooperation: International Governance of the Commons
PIIRS Grad Fellows Seminar
Alex Ovodenko
Discussant: Liza Steele
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Read-Write Memory: How to Translate Images of Early Chinese Cityscapes into Texts (and Back Again)
Ari Daniel Levine, University of Georgia

Co-hosted by the East Asian Studies Program and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5
"Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: 'New Directions in Middle East Intellectual History'"
Panel discussions
Cosponsored by PIIRS; the Council on the Humanities; the Transregional Institute; the Workshop on Arab Political Development; the Department and Program of Near Eastern Studies; the Shelby Cullom Davis Center; the Department of History
9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
"Building Institutions at the Micro Level: Results from a Field Experiment in Property Dispute and Conflict Resolution"
Program in African Studies
Lecture Series "Building Common Interest States in Africa"
Chris Blattman (Columbia University)

12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Workshop, "Empire and Ideology"
PIIRS research community, "Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance"
1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 6
"Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: 'New Directions in Middle East Intellectual History'"
Panel discussions
Cosponsored by PIIRS; the Council on the Humanities; the Transregional Institute; the Workshop on Arab Political Development; the Department and Program of Near Eastern Studies; the Shelby Cullom Davis Center; the Department of History
9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.