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Archive – February 2014

A panel discussion on “Fighting Organized Crime in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Achievements and Challenges,” will be held on Mar. 13
Information on internships for global seminar participants
Thomas Christensen, the William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War, will lead off the new PIIRS faculty lecture series with a talk on "The Challenges of a Rising China," at the PCNY on Mar. 5
In the aftermath of 9/11, financial security has become the key to US national security, said Juan Zarate at the 2014 Cyril Black International Book Forum speaking about his new book, Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare.
Grimm to speak on the role of national constitutional courts in European democracy on Mar. 6
Visualizing Atrocities: The Holocaust on Film features "Frozen Time, Liquid Memories," a film by Dragan Kujundžić, on Mar. 4 and a lecture by Natascha Drubek on the Theresienstadt films on Mar. 6
A trip to India in the 1970s provided the spark for a life-long interest in the country’s culture and people as well as the academic career Isabelle Clark-Decès would later pursue.
Film commemorating the 70 years since the round up of Jews and Serbs in Novi Sad and of Jews in Paris, both in 1942, to be screened on Mar. 4
Dieter Grimm, permanent fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Institute for Advanced Study and a professor of law at Humboldt University of Berlin, will speak on Mar. 6
Geoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History at Ohio State University will speak on “Global Crisis: A 17th-Century Perspective,” Mar.6. The talk will be followed by an interdisciplinary conversation:“Are We Doomed to Repeat History?”
Gerwin and Schwartz to speak on challenges in vaccination and emergency health threats, Mar. 5
Revolutions, counter-revolutions, and constitutions, Mar. 5
Keohane, Lane, and Oppenheimer to speak on communicating scientific knowledge and presenting estimates of uncertainty to non-scientists, Mar. 5
Nina Gourianova, an associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University, will speak on “Visualizing Radicalism, Narrating Change: The Aesthetics and the Political Paradigms of the Twenties,” on Mar. 27
A symposium on “Peter van der Veer’s The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and Secular in China” will be held on Mar. 2
Johannes Urpelainen, an assistant professor of political science at Columbia University, will speak on “Path Dependence, Political Competition, and Renewable Energy Policy: A Dynamic Model,” on Feb. 16
Marc Lynch, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, will speak on “After the Arab Spring” on Feb. 25
Sergei Guriev, visiting professor of economics, Sciences Po, and professor of economics at the New Economics School in Moscow, on Feb. 13
Now on the Princeton University homepage: Construction has begun on a major renovation of the 20 Washington Road building, aimed at centralizing economics and international programs that are spread across campus.   http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S39/15/61O35
An interview with Russian writer Dmitry Kuzmin, an award-winning poet and political commentator
More than 1,300 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students traveled throughout the United States and to 90 countries around the globe last summer for academic study, independent research, internships and civic engagement projects. In this interactive feature, view a map of the world and take a global journey with more than two dozen students from many disciplines who engaged in a broad array of opportunities in summer 2013.