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Archive – April 2014

Paul Sigmund, a Princeton University scholar of political theory and Latin American politics, died at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro on Sunday, April 27. He was 85 and died from complications of pneumonia, his family said.
The Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies and the Ertegün Foundation present "In the Footsteps of an Empire: Remnants of Ottoman Legacy," on May 9
Featured articles: Fung Global Fellows, led by Wimmer, to focus on global diffusion; Labouisse prize winners to work in South Africa and Sierra Leone; PIIRS 2015 Undergraduate Fellows; Hall named 2015 World Politics Visiting Fellow
Photos by Linnea Paseiro '14 and Jessica Liang '15 have been selected as winners in the 2014 Window on Eurasia photo contest
Tulia Falleti, the 2013-14 World Politics Visiting Fellow, will speak on "Participatory Democracy in Latin America," on Apr. 30
How future historians will discuss climate change is the question at the center of “Historicizing Climate Change,” a workshop on May 2 and 3
Oushakine and Fore among seven Princeton faculty to win Guggenheim Fellowships
Nancy Condee will speak on “No Animals Were Harm in the Filming of the Abattoir: Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Culture,” Apr. 22
Michael Tomz, a professor of political science at Stanford University, will speak on “The Political Consequences of Communicating Uncertainty,” on Apr. 23
Peter Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University, has been named the 2014-15 World Politics visiting fellow
Eleven members of the Class of 2015 have been named PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows as part of an initiative that provides funding for senior thesis-related research abroad. Under the guidance of fellowship adviser Michael Laffan, a professor of history, the students spent the first part of the spring 2014 semester preparing research proposals that are eligible for between $3,000 and $5,000 in support from PIIRS. The fellows presented their completed proposals on April 15 and will meet in May to be
Ib Bondebjerg, a professor of film and media studies at the University of Copenhagen, will speak on “The Mediatization of Politics: Political Themes in Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television,” on Apr. 14.
Jürgen Habermas, a world-renowned public intellectual, sociologist and philosopher, will speak on “Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment,” on May 1
Gary J. Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs, is the winner of the 2014 Lionel Gelber Prize for his most recent book, "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide."
The Fung Global Fellows Program will begin the 2014-15 academic year with a new cohort of visiting fellows focusing on the theme of global diffusion under the direction of Andreas Wimmer
Andrii V. Portnov will speak on “'Two Ukraines’ and Euromaidan: Searching for a New Interpretive Model,” Apr. 17