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Hutter offers social science perspective on global uncertainties

Bridget M. Hutter, a professor of risk regulation in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will speak on, “Risk Regulation and Crisis: A Social Science Perspective on Global Uncertainties,” at Princeton University on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall. The event is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ (PIIRS) research community on Global Systemic Risk.

**The event is free and open to the public. Media who would like to attend should RSVP by April 9, 2014, to Jayne Bialkowski at jayne@princeton.edu or 609-258-2635.**

Hutter’s  research interests are in the broad area of regulation and risk management including the regulation of economic life; organizational risk management; risk anticipation, resilience and natural disasters; and risk regulation in China. She is author and editor of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation and has an international reputation for her work on compliance, regulatory enforcement and business risk management. Her most recent books are Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation (editor, 2010), and Organizational Encounters with Risk (coeditor, 2005). Ph.D. University of Oxford.

The research community is concerned with the risk of emergent disruptions in global systems — like the weaknesses in interdependent financial institutions that led to the recent financial crisis — caused by the interaction of large numbers of autonomous agents, and is coordinated by Miguel Centeno, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology, a professor of sociology and international affairs, and chair of the Department of Sociology.

About PIIRS research communities

The PIIRS research community initiative was established in spring 2011. It provides funding over three years to groups of Princeton faculty in support of research, teaching and scholarly dialogue on a common theme of broad interest within international studies that cuts across disciplines and world regions.

The annual deadline for Princeton faculty to submit research community preproposals is Feb. 15. Information is available at www.princeton.edu/piirs/funding/faculty/research-communities.