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Uganda Lacrosse and Sport as a Development Tool

Oct 22, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Anya Gersoff '16, Princeton University

The Durability of Revolutionary Regimes

Oct 22, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  127 Corwin Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Steven Levitsky, Harvard University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Positional Politics: Regulating the Voluntary Sector in India

Oct 23, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Substance of Merit: Autonomy and Accountability in an India Bureaucracy

Oct 23, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Graduate Fellows Seminar
Speaker: Dinsha Mistree, Politics
Discussant: Victoria Reyes


**For Princeton faculty and grad students only**

Cracks of Light: Social restitution for South Africa's future

Oct 23, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Sharlene Swartz, University of Cape Town

Sharlene Swartz is a Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Master's degree in Education from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her expertise and current research centres on youth development in adverse contexts, interpersonal and communal notions of restitution, emancipatory qualitative research methods, and the effects of race on educational outcomes.

She will be discussing a work in progress on the notion of what she terms ‘social restitution’ and which is the topic of a forthcoming book. Social restitution, she argues, is an important response to past injustice especially in contexts where social solidarity and recognition of inequality is low, and where current discourses around corruption, an apocalyptic future and ‘moving on’ and forgetting the past are rife.

High Stakes Writing in Translation: Rodolfo Walsh and "Operation Massacre"

Nov 3, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Daniella Gitlin '06, Independent Translator

Environmental Jurisprudence and Inequality in India

Nov 3, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd Fl. Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University

Kolja (Jan Svěrák, 1996)

Nov 3, 2014  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  ·  100 Jones Hall

Slavic Film Series
Screening Childhood: Children in Eurasian Cinema

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures and the Program of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Administrative Reform, Bureaucratic Access and Policy Influence: An Institutional Explanation of Trade Liberalization during China's Accession to the

Nov 4, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Bowl 2, Robertson Hall

Xiaojun Li, Assistant Professor of the University of British Columbia and CWP Fellow

Sponsored by the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School

Schooling as a Collapsible Power in Post-War Liberia

Nov 5, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Eva Harman, Ph.D. Candidate, Antropology

Lin Yutang and Hu Shi: Two Liberal Paths for Modern China

Nov 5, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  202 Jones Hall

East Asian Studies Program
Qian Suoqiao, Confucius Institute, School of Modern Languages

The Diffusion of Protest and Non-violent Direct Action

Nov 5, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex, UK
Fung Global Fellows Program Lecture Series

"Translatio Studii" in South Asia: Two Case Studies from the 'Vernacular Millennium' (1300- )

Nov 6, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Deven Patel, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop, "Urbanization in India: Dimensions and Implications"

Nov 7, 2014  ·  9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies

What Does and Does Not Get Translated: The Case of Literature

Nov 10, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Denis Feeney, Princeton University

The Thief (Pavel Chukhrai, 1997)

Nov 10, 2014  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  ·  010 East Pyne

Slavic Film Series
Screening Childhood: Children in Eurasian Cinema

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures and the Program of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain

Nov 11, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Rachel Price, Spanish and Portuguese

Rachel Price’s The Object of the Atlantic is a wide-ranging study of the transition from a concern
with sovereignty to a concern with things in Iberian Atlantic literature and art produced between
1868 and 1968. She uncovers the surprising ways that concrete aesthetics from Cuba, Brazil, and
Spain drew not only on global forms of constructivism but also on a history of empire, slavery and
media technologies from the Atlantic world.

Sovereignty Costs and Selective Delegation: China's Approach to Legalized Dispute Resolution in International

Nov 11, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Bowl 2, Robertson Hall

Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School
 
Tao Jing - CWP Postdoctoral Fellow

Kenya's Zebras: Tidbits and Why they Matter

Nov 12, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Daniel Rubenstein, Princeton University

Lustration and Support for Democracy: Evidence from Post-War Germany

Nov 12, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  127 Corwin Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

The Challenge of the “Islamic State” (ISIS): What Should the U.S. and the International Community Do?

Nov 12, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  TBD

A Discussion Featuring:
Professor Bernard Haykel, Near Eastern Studies
Professor Amaney Jamal, Politics
Professor Michael A. Reynolds, Near Eastern Studies
Moderated by Professor Robert P. George, Politics

Presented by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

Cosponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Workshop on Arab Political Development

Kongo or Congo? Violence, Modernism and the Visual Unconscious of Belgian Colonialism, 1897-2013

Nov 12, 2014  ·  5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.  ·  101 McCormick Hall

Program in African Studies
"Kongo Arts in Africa and the World" Lecture Series
Debora Silverman, UCLA

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Center for African American Studies.

Organized by Chika Okeke-Agulu in conjuction with the exhibition "Kongo Across the Waters" at the Princeton University Art Museum (October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015)

The Substance of Merit: Comparing Autonomy Across India's Public Universities and Colleges

Nov 13, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd Fl. Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
Dinsha Mistree, Princeton University

Hannah Arendt's Plurality of Languages

Nov 17, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Thomas Wild, Bard College

Four Moments Revisited: Kongo in the American Imaginary

Nov 17, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  106 McCormick Hall

Program in African Studies
"Kongo Arts in Africa and the World" Lecture Series
Donald Cosentino, UCLA, Emeritus

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Center for African American Studies.

Organized by Chika Okeke-Agulu in conjuction with the exhibition "Kongo Across the Waters" at the Princeton University Art Museum (October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015)

Beshkempir the Adopted Son (Aktan Abdykalykov, 1998)

Nov 17, 2014  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  ·  100 Jones Hall

Slavic Film Series
Screening Childhood: Children in Eurasian Cinema

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures and the Program of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

TBD

Nov 19, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Sarah Rich, RISE, IAS

Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion

Nov 19, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Katerina Linos, University of California at Berkeley
Fung Global Fellows Program Lecture Series

Is Pakistan a Democracy?

Nov 20, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.  ·  3rd Fl. Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall

Program in South Asian Studies
S. Akbar Zaidi, Columbia University

Social Justice

Nov 21, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  105 Bobst Hall

American University of Beirut and Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs/Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice Workshop

Co-sponsored with the PIIRS Workshop on Arab Political Development

Reduplication in Akan-Twi: A Morphological and Phonological Interface

Nov 26, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Hannah Essien, Princeton University

The Perils of (Mis)Translation in Israel/Palestine

Dec 1, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Lital Levy, Princeton University

The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003)

Dec 1, 2014  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  ·  010 East Pyne

Slavic Film Series
Screening Childhood: Children in Eurasian Cinema

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures and the Program of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Dec 2, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Stephen Kotkin, History and WWS

In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic
dictator in all his dimensions. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered,
cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people
but prone to nonsensical beliefs. Kotkin describes a man inclined to despotism who could
be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights, yet was a
precocious geostrategic thinker and who also made egregious strategic blunders.

Books, Goods and Guns: The Political Returns of Colonialism

Dec 3, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Joan Ricart-Huguet, Ph.D. Candidate, Politics

Global Diffusion

Dec 3, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

John Meyer, Stanford University
Fung Global Fellows Program Lecture Series

The Minor Ways Have Their Reason -- Discourses on Divination in Chinese Tradition

Dec 3, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  202 Jones Hall

East Asian Studies Program
10th Annual F.W. Mote Memorial Lecture

Michael Lackner, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Do Weberian Bureaucracies Lead to Markets or Vice Versa

Dec 3, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  127 Corwin Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Yuen Yuen Ang, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Senior Thesis Colloquium

Dec 4, 2014  ·  5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Senior Thesis Colloquium
Daniel Rubenstein, Princeton University

** Certificate seniors only **

The Road to Gloro: Max Talmey and the Einsteinian Language

Dec 8, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Translation Lunch Series
Michael Gordin, Princeton University

Roads to Koktebel (Boris Khlebnikov, Aleksey Popogrebsky, 2003)

Dec 8, 2014  ·  7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  ·  100 Jones Hall

Slavic Film Series
Screening Childhood: Children in Eurasian Cinema

Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures and the Program of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Acts of Union and Disunion

Dec 9, 2014  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Linda Colley, History

Political unions are under pressure. The Soviet Union has unraveled. The government of the United
States appears dysfunctional. The European Union is increasingly unpopular. Now Linda Colley
examines an older political union in growing difficulty – the United Kingdom. She analyzes the
successive acts of union that linked England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She also explores some
projected unions that have failed, such as the repeated attempts to unite Britain and America.
Drawing on art, literature, politics, music, architecture and landscape – and on international
comparisons – she unpicks some of the identity stories deployed in the making of the UK.

Red Flags or Silver Linings? Crisis (In)Stability in the East China Sea and China's and Japan's New National Security Councils

Dec 9, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  Bowl 2, Robertson Hall

Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School

Adam Liff - CWP Fellow

TBD

Dec 10, 2014  ·  8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Indaba
Carolyn Rouse, Princeton University

From the Spring of Nations to the Arab Spring: Building Better Typologies of Regime Diffusion

Dec 10, 2014  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Seva Gunitsky, Fung Global Fellow, Princeton University / University of Toronto
Fung Global Fellows Program Lecture Series

The Great Indoors: Paradoxes of Inwardness among Mongolian and Danish Protestants

Feb 5, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Morten Pedersen, University of Copenhagen

Senior Thesis Colloquium

Feb 10, 2015  ·  5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in African Studies
Senior Thesis Colloquium
Daniel Rubenstein, Princeton University

** Certificate seniors only **

Discrimination on the Basis of Citizenship

Feb 11, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  127 Corwin Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

TBD

Feb 25, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  127 Corwin Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Rachel Beatty Riedl, Northwestern University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Distributive Conflict and the Transition to Democratic Rule

Mar 4, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  127 Corwin Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

TBD

Mar 30, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  216 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Florencia Torche, New York University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

TBD

Apr 8, 2015  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.  ·  219 Aaron Burr Hall

PIIRS Project on Democracy and Development
Lecture Series
Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

AALIMS - Oxford Conference on Political Economy of Islam and Muslim Societies

May 15, 2015  ·  12:00 p.m.11:45 p.m.  ·  Oxford University

Co-sponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center and the PIIRS Workshop on Arab Political Development

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