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Today! PIIRS inaugurates faculty lecture series at Princeton Club of New York with talk on China by Christensen

In spring 2014, a series featuring PIIRS faculty associates speaking on key world issues will be launched at the Princeton Club of New York (PCNY). A collaboration between PIIRS and the PCNY, the series will be held at the clubs's facilities at 15 W. 43rd St. in New York City.

Thomas Christensen, the William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War, will lead off the series with a talk on "The Challenges of a Rising China," on March 5, at 6 p.m. Codirector of Princeton's China and the World Program, Christensen's work focuses on China's foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international Security.

The second event, scheduled for April 30, at 6 p.m., will feature Bernard Haykel, a leading expert on the Arabian peninsula, a professor of Near Eastern studies, and director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle Eastw, North Africa, and Central Asia, and of Princeton's Oil, Energy, and the Middle East Project, speaking on "Understanding the Arab Spring Uprisings." Haykel's current research focuses on Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

The event is free to to members; $25 for nonmembers.

Click to register for the Christensen event.

Click to register for the Haykel event.

To contact the Princeton Club of New York, call 2-1-596-2161 or e-mail