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February 2013   >>
Sunday, February 17
Monday, February 18
"Proustofuturism: Imagined Languages in Marcel Proust's Correspondence with Reynaldo Hahn"
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Ruben Gallo, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Magical Food and Spatiotemporal Displacement in Early Medieval Chinese Narratives
East Asian Studies Program
Tim Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19
Debating Women's Mosque Access in Sixteenth-Century Mecca
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Brown Bag Lunch
Professor Marion Katz, New York University
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Emperors and Barbarians
Hellenic Studies
Lee Ann Riccardi, TCNJ
5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20
"Colonialism and Economic Development in Africa"
Program in African Studies
James Robinson, Professor of Government, Harvard University
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
"Why Nations Fail"
Democracy & Development
James Robinson, Harvard University
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Film Screening of "Writing in Water"
Angela Zito, New York University

Co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Religion Department
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
To Rise or Not to Rise?: China, India, and the Search for Technology and Power
China and the World Program
Andy Kennedy, Australian National University
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
New Sources for the Roman Musical Life Between the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century: The Fondo Bolognetti in the Archivio Segreto Vaticano
Program in Italian Studies
Luca Della Libera, Conservatorio di Musica di Frosinone/Universita di Roma Tor Vergata
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Contending with Uncertainty: The Y2K Episode
PIIRS research community, "Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change"
John Koskinen, business advisor; former assistant to President Clinton and Chair of the President's Council on the Year 2000 Conversion
4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Slavic Film Series: Vladimir Chebotarvov and Gennadii Kazanskii "Amphibian Man, 1962
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Soviet Sci-Fi: Nostalgia For the Future

Organized by the graduate students in Slavic Languages and Literatures and sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.
7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 21
The Administration of Alfonse of Poitiers in the Auvergne 1246-1270 and the Capetian Family Enterprise
Graduate Fellows Lunch Seminar
Hagar Barak, History
Discussant: Kyrill Kunakhovich, History

For Princeton faculty and grad students only.
12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Friday, February 22
Ways Out of War: Peacemakers in the Middle East and Balkans, edited by Mona Fixdal, University of Oslo
Book discussion

Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt and Woodrow Wilson School Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies

Ambassador Samuel Lewis, Former Ambassador to Israel, Former Director of Policy Planning Staff and past President and CEO of the United States Institute of Peace

The Honorable Harold Saunders ‘52, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and current Director of International Affairs, Kettering Foundation

The Honorable Tamara Cofman Wittes, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and current Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-America Democracy or No Democracy at All?
PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Amaney Jamal, Associate Professor of Politics and Director of both the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Workshop on Arab Political Development
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Administrative Law as a Vehicle for Political Reform in China
Program in Law and Public Affairs
Wang Xixin, Vice-Dean and Professor of Law, and Founding Director of the Center for Public Participation Studies and Support, Peking University Law School, Beijing, China
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23