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Throughout the year, PIIRS invites members of the faculty and visiting scholars to present their research initiatives and findings to the Princeton community. 


Romantic Subversions of Soviet Enlightenment: Questioning Socialism's Reason
Princeton Conjunction (01:33:10)
May 09, 2014

Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment  (01:32:19)
Jürgen Habermas, Johan-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
May 1, 2014 

No Animals Were Harmed in the Filming of the Abattoir:  Paradoxes of Post Soviet Culture (01:10:42)
Nancy Condee, University of Pittsburgh
April 22, 2014

"Two Ukraines" and Euromaidan: Search for a New Interpretative Model (01:10:50)
Andrii V. Portnov, Humboldt University and the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin
April 17, 2014

The Mediatization of Politics: Political Themes in Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television (01:23:56)
Ib Bondebjerg, University of Copenhagen 
April 14, 2014

The Intellectual History of Classical Indian Aesthetics (01:21:01)
Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University
April 10, 2014

How Societies Mind the Gap: Generating Comparative Data (00:58:53)
Susan T. Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
April 9, 2014

Why America Is Not Exceptional: The New Deal in Global Perspective (01:23:10)
Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University
Respondent: David Ciepley, University of Denver; and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
April 8, 2014

Germany’s Role in Europe and the World
Guido Westerwelle, former federal minister for foreign affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany
April 1, 2014

Intellectuals and Empires (01:25:17)
Pankaj Mishra, Essayist and Novelist 
March 27, 2014

This Time is Serious: Captialism on the Brink (01:16:44)
Wolfgang Streeck, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
March 27, 2014

The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics and the End of Neoliberalism (1:09:45)
Paul Amar, University of California
March 26, 2014

Measuring Public Opinion During Egypt’s Struggle to Democracy (0:52:59)
Magued Osman, Cairo University
March 25, 2014

Fighting Organized Crime in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Achievements and Challenges  (1:25:06)
Gavin Slade (University of Toronto), Alexander Kupatzdze (Princeton University), Mark Beissinger (Princeton University)
March 13, 2014

Who Really Holds Power in Europe Today? A Panel on Eurocracy (1:09:45)
Didier Georgakakis, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne
March 10, 2014

The Role of National Constitutional Courts in European Democracy (01:30:06)
Dieter Grimm, a professor of law at Humboldt University of Berlin
March 6, 2014

Concentration Camp as Film Set: The Ambivalent Bequest of the Theresienstadt Films 1942-1945  (1:20:07)
Speaker: Natascha Drubik, Heisenberg Fellow at the University of Regensburg
March 6, 2014

Ciphering the Satyagrahi: Gandhi, the Principle, and the Vow  (0:55:23)
Ajay Skaria University of Minnesota
March 6, 2014

Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions, and Constitutions: The Difficult Rebirth of the Modern Arab World (01:17:00)
Rami Khouri, American University Beirut 
March 5, 2014

Mark R. Beissinger

The Uprising in Ukraine
Original Broadcast 02/21/14
WHYY Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane
Mark Beissinger, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics at Princeton University, takes listeners deeper into the history and politics behind the uprising.

Six Theses on Russian/Soviet Modernity or a Historian's Manifesto (1:17:37)
Lecture Series -- Soviet: Modernity and Empire
Michael David-Fox, Georgetown University

February 18, 2014

Treasury's War: The Unleasing of a New Era of Financial Warfare (1:42:13)
Juan Zarate, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism
Commentator: Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly

February 12, 2014

Into the Wild: Training students to talk about wildlife conservation.
Student-made films from the 2013 Global Seminar at Mpala, “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: The Art of Science Storytelling”

Kenya Global Seminar compilation

The Lost Boys of Lakipia
The Matriarch
Realignments: A Zebra Story
Nature's Nurturers
Curse of the Gazelle King

The Politics of Narendra Modi in Gujarat – 2001-2013 (1:08:30)
Christophe Jaffrelot
November 21, 2013

The Artist's Survival from Communism to Capitalism (1:15:13)
Dan Perjovschi 
November 15, 2013

Post-Soviet Cinema: The Death and Rebirth of Mythology (1:33:33)
Evgeny Gusyatinskiy
November 14, 2013

Dominant Caste and Territory in South India (1:01:23)
Dalel Benbabaali
November 7, 2013

Where the Sun Rises: Under the Shadow of the Assam-India Conflict (0:32:37)
Aruni Kashyap
October 15, 2013

The Financial Crisis: What Happened? (1:20:15)
Gary Gorton
October 11, 2013

The Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirshman  (1:12:30)
Director’s Book Forum
October 3, 2013

Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India (0:57:18)
Speaker Series
September 30, 2013

Europe Out of the Crisis (1:34:54)
Luuk van Middelaar
September 27, 2013

Vision and Insight in Classic Japan: PIIRS 2013 Global Seminar (0:02:11)
Kyoto, Japan, June 17 - July 26

The "New German Question": A Panel Discussion (1:24:50)
September 10, 2013


Amaney Jamal

MSNBC Panel featuring Amaney Jamal discussing justification and public perception of the possible strike on Syria.

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Part 1
Part 2
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