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November 2012   >>
Sunday, November 25
Monday, November 26
"Translating the Dog: Function and Meaning in Animal Communication"
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Mark H. Feinstein, Hampshire College
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States
Politics Department
David Vogel, UC Berkeley

The International Relations Faculty Colloquium is co-sponsored with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.

12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27
Turkish Foreign Policy: The Promise and Peril of Neo-Ottomanism
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies and The Transregional Institute
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2012-13
Michael A. Reynolds, Princeton University
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28
"Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs: Transforming Students to Transform the Environment"
Program in African Studies
Nancy Rubenstein, Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs, Stephanie Siller'13 and Rebecca Haynes '15
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
"Winston Churchill and the Great Bengal Famine of 1943"
Program in South Asian Studies
Seminar Series, "Politics and Religion in South Asia"
Madhusree Mukerjee, author and science journalist
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
"What Prognosis for the Crisis in Mali? Fragile States and Islamist Challenges in the Sahel"
Program in African Studies
Lecture Series
Leonardo Villalon (University of Florida)
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
"Psychological Barriers to Understanding and Using Uncertainty"
PIIRS research community, "Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change"
Elke Weber, visiting research collaborator, PIIRS; Columbia University
Commentator: Johannes Urpelainen, visiting associate research scholar, PIIRS; Columbia University
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
"America: A Philanthropic Empire?"
PIIRS research community, "Empires: Domination, Collaboration, and Resistance"
Inderjeet Parmar, City University London
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
China and the United States in civil-commercial air and space
China and the World Program
Alanna Krolikowski, CWP Fellow
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Slavic Film Series "Giselle's "Mania"
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.

Giselle's "Mania" - 1995, 100 min.

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

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 29
"A Structural Compulsion to Lie: How Corporatization and Corruption in the Media Harm Indian Democracy"
Program in South Asian Studies
Seminar Series, "Politics and Religion in South Asia"
P. Sainath, The Hindu; Lecturer in the Humanities Council, McGraw Professor of Writing
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
In Search of Socialist Culture: Culture and Politics in Krakow and Leipzig, 1918-1989
PIIRS Grad Fellows Lunch Seminar
Kyrill Kunakhovich, Department of History
Discussant: Rotem Geva Halperin

For Princeton faculty and grad students only.
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Immigrant City in Perspective: Lessons from the New Second Generation
Center for Migration and Development
Philip Kasinitz, Graduate Center, City University of New York
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Turkish Islamic Influences in Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Bayram Balci, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Delivering Results
Woodrow Wilson School
Robert Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank Group
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 30
Symposium on Russia and the Rule of Law. "The Trials of Mikhail Khodorkovsky"
Panelists: Jeffrey Kahn, Southern Methodist University; Pavel Khodorkovsky, Institute of Modern Russia; Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University

Film: Khodorkovsky (2011). A public screening of the critically acclaimed documentary that chronicles Mikhail Khodorkovsky's transformation from a self-proclaimed socialist to a fully realized capitalist and recounts the stunning turn of events that made him one of the world's most famous political prisoners, followed by a discussion with writer/director Cyril Tuschi.

Chaired by Serguei Oushakine, Behrman Associate Professor in the Humanities, Departments of Anthropology and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University.

The synposium is presented by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
The Strangling of Persia, Redux: Iran Sanctions from the Inside
The Woodrow Wilson School Student-Initiated Project
Kevan Harris, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Near Eastern Studies Department
4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 1