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Jesse Jackson to give keynote address at conference on
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will give the opening keynote
address at a conference on Puerto Rico Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, on the Princeton campus.
Scholars, activists and students
will participate in the conference, which is titled "Puerto
Ricans: Second Class Citizens in 'Our' Democracy?" Sessions
will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 to
9:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Bowen
and McCosh halls. The conference is free and open to the
Jackson, founder and president of
the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, will speak at 11:45 a.m. Friday
in McCosh 50. He is expected to discuss his efforts on
behalf of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Jackson has
protested U.S. military bombing exercises there.
The conference is being organized
by an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate
students from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs and the departments of Spanish,
Portuguese, sociology and history as well as the Princeton
The organizers of the conference
want to initiate a dialogue among intellectuals, students,
professionals and activists about what it means to be Puerto
Rican in this millennium. They hope to explore such
issues as how people in the commonwealth culturally identify
with Latin America but have U.S. citizenship; enjoy the
"privileges" of American democracy and welfare benefits but
at the cost of facing discrimination; and are forced to
sacrifice a portion of their national territory to bombing
by the U.S. Navy.
The conference will feature
roundtable discussions on four topics: migration and
citizenship; education and citizenship; law and citizenship;
and Vieques. Participants will include: the Rev. Wilfredo
Estrada, secretary general of the Bible Society of Puerto
Rico; Juan Flores, professor of black and Puerto Rican
studies at the City University of New York; Efrén
Rivera Ramos, dean of the University of Puerto Rico Law
School; Marcia Rivera, a distinguished Puerto Rican
sociologist; and Sonia Sotomayor, a 1976 Princeton graduate
who is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.
The conference is sponsored by the
Program in Latin American Studies and supported by a number
of other University offices and departments. For more
information, visit this Web page: <http://www.princeton.edu/plasweb/>.
Gandhi speaks on nonviolence
Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary spiritual leader
and peace advocate Mohandas Gandhi, will speak on
"Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 19, in McCosh 10.
Gandhi, founder of the M.K. Gandhi
Institute for Nonviolence, will discuss the philosophy of
nonviolence as taught to him by his grandfather and its
applicability in a world where events like those of Sept. 11
are a reality. He also will discuss how people can work to
bring terrorists to justice from a nonviolence perspective,
distinguishing justice from responses such as retaliation
After leading successful projects
for economic and social reform in India, Gandhi and his
wife, Sunanda, founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for
Nonviolence in 1991. Headquartered at Christian Brothers
University in Memphis, the institute seeks to foster
understanding of nonviolence and to put that philosophy to
practical use through workshops, lectures and community
His lecture is sponsored by the
Third World Center.
Panel planned on effects of Sept. 11
Three media representatives will participate in a panel
discussion titled "Ten Weeks After: The Media and Public
Opinion Since Sept. 11" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19,
in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Chinese opera star to perform
The panel, moderated by Tom
Goldstein, a former reporter who is dean of the Graduate
School of Journalism at Columbia University, will analyze
and evaluate the media response to the events of Sept. 11.
Participants will include: Kerry Lauerman, Washington Bureau
Chief of salon.com; John Nichols, Washington correspondent
for The Nation; and Steve Rendall, a senior analyst
for FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
The panel is sponsored by the
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs'
Office of External Affairs.
Noted Chinese opera actress and teacher Susan Chik will
present a performance and workshop on Chinese opera at 7:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Multipurpose Room B of the
Frist Campus Center.
The event is free and will be
conducted in English. Following a 30- to 45-minute
performance and video presentation, Chik will teach some
basic operatic gestures, stage steps and acrobatic moves.
Taking part in the performance will be her daughter, Janice,
a Princeton freshman, and other family members.
In the 1970s Chik was a leading
actress for the Lu-Kwung Theatre in Taiwan, and later
performed with the National Chinese Opera Theatre of
The event is being organized by the
International Center and the Chinese Students
Times religion writer talks on tolerance
A national religion correspondent at The New York Times
will present a public lecture titled "Toleration for What
Purpose? A Perspective on American Religious Pluralism"
Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Gustav Niebuhr will speak at 4:30
p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. He reports on
trends in religion as well as breaking news throughout the
United States. He also writes a biweekly religion column for
The Times and covers religion stories in Europe, Asia,
Africa and Latin America.
Before coming to the Times in 1994,
Niebuhr was a religion reporter for The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution (1986-89), The Wall Street Journal
(1989-92) and The Washington Post (1992-94). A guest speaker
at many academic institutions, he recently taught courses on
religion and the news media at Union Theological Seminary in
His lecture is sponsored by the
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
and the Center for the Study of Religion.
Human rights advocate here
Joost Hiltermann, executive director of the arms division
of Human Rights Watch, will present a public lecture at 4:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson
His lecture, titled "Arming
Afghanistan: A History of Arms and Human Rights," is
sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs and Students for Informed
The executive director of the arms
division since 1994, Hiltermann has been instrumental in
bringing about international bans on antipersonnel land
mines and blinding lasers and contributed to the creation of
the United Nations' investigation of arms trafficking in
Scholar focuses on military ops
Micael O'Hanlon "U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan:
Where Are We Going?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29,
in McCosh 28.
American Repertory Ballet
O'Hanlon, who earned his
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton, is
the author of two books published this year, "Defending
America: The Case for Limited National Missile Defense" and
"Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration,
2001-2005." He is a former defense and foreign policy budget
analyst for the National Security Division of the
Congressional Budget Office.
His lecture is being sponsored by
the Center of International Studies.
The American Repertory Ballet will present its new
version of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" Nov.
21-26 at McCarter Theatre. The production is under the
artistic direction of award-winning choreographer Graham
Lustig. For ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit
Flowers and Angels
This photograph is one of the works on display through
Jan. 3 in the Women and Gender Studies Lounge,
Dickinson 113. Titled "Flowers and Angels: A Photographic
Exhibit," the show features the work of freelance artist
Donna Jablin Barnett.
November 19, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 10
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