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Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, professor of history and international affairs and the director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, recently penned a piece how Russian President Vladimir Putin's policy toward his country's "near abroad" and the West are deeply misunderstood. Read more.
 
 
A Risky Proposition: Has global interdependence made us vulnerable?
The Global Systemic Risk research community, with financial support from the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, is working to better understand the nature of risk, the structure of increasingly fragile systems and the ability to anticipate and prevent catastrophic consequences.
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow Rachel Skokowski has been awarded a coveted Rhodes Scholarship. At Oxford, she plans to complete an M. Phil. in modern languages.
Yu Xie Joins PIIRS as Inaugural Faculty Member
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies is delighted to welcome Yu Xie, as the Institute’s first faculty member. A leading expert and scholar in Chinese social science, Xie will join PIIRS next fall when he will also begin his joint appointment as professor in sociology.
Gary J. Bass, professor of politics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a PIIRS faculty associate, is the winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature for his book, "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide."
Opening Reception for “In Transit in the City” December 1
On December 1, PIIRS will host an opening reception for “In Transit in the City,” a photography exhibit featuring the works of students from the 2014 PIIRS Global Seminar, “Modern Greek Literature and Photography.”
Growing Up In India: Global Seminar Students Learn About Schools, Students and Most of All, Themselves
Having lived in India and traveled there more times than she can recall, Isabelle Clark-Decès insists that every time she returns from her travels she is exhilarated, inspired by the country’s rich culture and diversity and eager to share her experiences.
The Art of Translation
If there were to be a Cabinet-level position for translators, or maybe an ambassadorship, David Bellos would be a strong contender for the post. Professor Bellos is one of the nation’s most active literary translators. He provides an interesting and lighthearted view of the "Art of Translation" in his interview with the Wall Street Journal.
2015 PIIRS Global Seminars
Six PIIRS Global Seminars will be offered in 2015: in Vienna, Austria; Santiago, Chile; Berlin, Germany; Thessaloniki, Greece; Kyoto, Japan; and Windhoek, Namibia.
PIIRS invites applications for postdoctoral teaching fellowships
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 1-3 postdoctoral teaching fellowships, beginning September 1, 2015.

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