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Yu Xie, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies(PIIRS), has been named the inaugural director of the Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University.
Xie joined the faculty Aug. 1 after 26 years at the University of Michigan, most recently as a professor of sociology, professor of statistics, professor of public policy and a research professor in the Population Studies Center at Michi
PIIRS Global Seminars immerse students in a learning experience
Princeton students spread out around the globe each summer to explore the international dimensions of their academic interests in six-week courses taught by University faculty in locations at the heart of the seminar's subject matter.
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Captured in Tanzania
What better way to capture the beautiful terrain and memorable life experiences of a trip to Tanzania than to strap a recording device on your forehead and go about your day?
PIIRS Faculty Director Molly Greene Talks to "The Atlantic"
Currently in Thessaloniki, Greece teaching a PIIRS Global Seminar, Molly Greene spoke to The Atlantic on "How Greece Became European" explaining how Greece's history has contributed to today's crisis.
Paleoclimate-Dendroclimatology Workshop for Pre-Modernists
This fall, a new PIIRS Research Community on Climate Change and history will host its first workshop. Entitled “Paleoclimate –Dendroclimatology Workshop for Pre-Modernists,” the workshop  has been designed for history and archaeology graduate students and junior faculty with no previous knowledge of the subjects.
Fung Global Fellows Program: Call for Applications
During the academic year 2016/17, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “International Society: Institutions and Actors in Global  Governance.” The growth of international organizations and transnational  actors has brought about the emergence of a dense international society  above the nation-state.
Cameron Maple '15 Names Global Seminar in Rio As Princeton Highlight
Cameron Maple '15 says that one of his favorite times at Princeton was not even at Princeton, but in Rio de Janeiro during a PIIRS Global Seminar he attended the summer after his freshman year.
Four undergraduate students were recently awarded scholarships through the Monty Raiser ’92 Fund for their proposed work in Russian studies. They are Olivia Bowins, Mary Dwyer, Joana Li and Alexandra Markovich.
Monica Duffy Toft, has been named the 2015-16 World Politics Fellow. She will arrive in Princeton next fall. World Politics is the premier political science journal in the world, produced under the editorial sponsorship of PIIRS.
Currently, Toft is a professor of government and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. She is also a supernumerary fellow at Brasenose College at Oxford; a global scholar of the Peace Research Institute Oslo; and a member