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With temperatures hovering near 90 with bright sunny skies, it is perhaps no surprise that “Beers With PIIRS,” the theme of this year’s PIIRS Reunions event, held on May 27 at the 1879 Hall Tent, was a rousing success.
PIIRS Hosts Pre-Departure "Party" for Students Heading Overseas
Close to 100 students and faculty gathered in a festive Aaron Burr Hall on May 4 to receive their final instructions and to meet their fellow "seminar-mates" before traveling to their Global Seminars in the coming weeks.
Kim Lane Scheppele, a REEES faculty associate, Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Kim Lane Scheppele, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, and a faculty associate of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Harold James Appointed Historian for IMF
Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society Harold James has been named one of two new historians at the International Monetary Fund.
Social Activist Angela Davis Addresses Conference on Gender, Violence and Anti-Violence
Social activist, author and scholar Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address March 31 at 4:30 in McCosh 50 to lead the Conference on Gender, Violence and Anti-Violence.
Photo Contest Celebrates Travel Abroad Experiences
Approximately 150 students submitted more than 500 photographs in hopes of winning top prize in the International Eye 8 Photo Contest sponsored by the Office of International Programs and PIIRS.
Seniors Win Labouisse Prize for International Projects
Princeton University seniors Pelin Asa and Sean Treacy have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize to spend one year pursuing international civic engagement projects following graduation.
Simon Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and the professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was recently awarded the National Medal of Science.
Chika Okeke-Agulu, associate professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and a faculty associate of the Program in African Studies at PIIRS, has been awarded the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association (CAA) for his book Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in 20th-Century Nigeria (Duke University Press, 2015).
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