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President Tilghman chats with Donald Anthony, a member of the class of 1979 from Columbus, Ohio, and his daughter, Sheena Rochelle, at a reception on Friday at the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.

30th anniversary: The Association of Black Princeton Alumni

The Association of Black Princeton Alumni celebrated its 30th anniversary Oct. 25-26 with several events. Here, President Tilghman chats with Donald Anthony, a member of the class of 1979 from Columbus, Ohio, and his daughter, Sheena Rochelle, at a reception on Friday at the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding. Events continued on Saturday with a pre-football game lecture on "Being Yourself: Race and Individuality" by Anthony Appiah, the Laurance Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values; and a dinner featuring Randall Kennedy, a member of the class of 1977 and professor of law at Harvard University.

Panel to look at N.J. Senate race

On the eve of one of the most widely debated senatorial elections in the nation, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will present a panel discussion titled "As New Jersey Goes, So Goes the Nation? A Conversation on the U.S. Senate Race in New Jersey" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Participants will discuss the race between Douglas Forrester and Frank Lautenberg. Members of the panel will include: Thomas Byrne Jr., a 1976 Princeton alumnus and the former chair of the New Jersey State Democratic Party; Iver Peterson, political reporter for The New York Times; Ingrid Reed, director of the New Jersey Project for the Eagleton Institute of Politics; and Richard Zimmer, former congressman from the 12th District of New Jersey. Douglas Arnold, the William Church Osborn Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, will moderate the panel.

'Failure of Humanity in Rwanda' is topic

Romeo Dallaire, former force commander of the United Nations mission to Rwanda, will present a lecture titled "Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Dallaire, who recently retired after serving for 35 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, is well-known for his attempts to protect innocent civilians in the Rwandan conflict. He currently is the special adviser to Canada on war-affected children and is completing a book on the Rwandan civil war and genocide.
    The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Canadian Studies Program, Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Center of International Studies, Davis Center for Historical Studies and Program in African Studies.

Middle East peace process to be discussed

Israelis and Palestinians: Where Should We Go From Here?" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in 10 McCosh.
    Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy and former head of Israel's Internal Intelligence Service, will speak.
    The lecture is part of a series on the "Israel-Palestine Peace Process: What Went Wrong and Can It Be Righted?" sponsored by the Program in Near Eastern Studies, Center for Regional Studies, Center for International Studies and Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/~nes/fevents.htm.

Two poets to read from their work

Poets Garrett Hongo and Kay Ryan will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
    Hongo is the author of two books of poetry, "Yellow Light" and "The River of Heaven," which was the 1987 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. His memoir, "Volcano," won the Oregon Book Award for nonfiction. His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Antaeus, Field, New England Review, Ploughshares, Parnassus, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Hawaii Herald and The New Yorker.
    Ryan has published five collections of poetry, including "Say Uncle"; "Elephant Rocks"; "Flamingo Watching," which was a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize; "Strangely Marked Metal"; and "Dragon Acts to Dragon Ends." Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Republic and The Best of the Best of American Poetry.
    The two will be introduced by Susan Wheeler, lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and creative writing. The event is part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Former commander of U.N. troops presents views on intervention

A lecture on "The Politics of International Intervention: A Military Perspective" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.
    John Sanderson, a retired lieutenant general in the Australian military service, will speak on the challenges of intervention within the borders of nation-states and will address the relative merits of multilateral and unilateral action. He will draw on the experiences of recent peace operations, as well as his own experiences, to assess the response of governments to multilateral conventions that impose restraints on actions by military officials.
    From February 1992 to October 1993, Sanderson commanded an international force of 16,000 troops from 34 nations, working with the United Nations to secure Cambodia and support an election for a constitutional assembly. He later became chief of the Australian army, and currently is governor of Western Australia.
    The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Flu shots given

Princeton NJ -- University Health Services will sponsor a flu immunization program from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room.
    The University will subsidize most of the expense of the flu vaccinations. Faculty and staff will be asked to pay $5 for this service. Partners and children (over age 17) of faculty and staff will be charged a reduced fee of $15.
    For more information about influenza or the vaccine, contact VACCESSHealth on the Web at http://www.vaccess.com or toll free at 1-877-482-2237.


Lewis speaks on new book Nov. 7

Bernard Lewis, the Cleveland Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus, will present a lecture on the subject of his recent book, "What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    The book, published by Oxford University Press, examines the reaction of the Islamic world to increasing domination by the West as a military and economic power. He shows striking differences between the Western and Middle Eastern cultures from the 18th to the 20th centuries by comparing such areas as religion, the arts and the position of women.
    Retired from teaching at Princeton in 1986, Lewis has remained active in his research and is considered a leading historian and interpreter of the region and the people of the Near East. His early research interests included Islamic history and the contemporary Middle East. More recently, he has researched the history of the Ottoman Empire, and is presently combining his interests by studying the history of the relations between Europe and Islam from early Ottoman to modern times.
    In addition to "What Went Wrong?" Lewis is the author of numerous books including "A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History" (2000), "The Emergence of Modern Turkey (Studies in Middle Eastern History)" (2001) and the forthcoming "The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam."
    The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Symposium to focus on immigration

Princeton's Center for Migration and Development will sponsor a symposium intended to promote dialogue between immigration experts and policy makers on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.
    Titled "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors," the symposium will focus on issues raised by Douglas Massey in his recent co-written book, "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration." Massey earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton in 1978 and currently is a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Sharing the podium with Massey will be: Frank D. Bean, professor of sociology at the University of California-Irvine; Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and current senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute; Harley Shaiken, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley; New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora; and Ohio Congressman Tom Sawyer.
    Among the issues to be discussed are the effect of immigration policies on American and foreign workers; the factors behind the deaths of hundreds of undocumented Mexicans who try to enter the United States every year; the repercussions of the North American Free Trade Agreement on immigrant flows and immigration policy; and the future of immigration and immigration laws post-Sept. 11.
    The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To reserve a place, send e-mail to <cmdweb@princeton.edu> or call 258-3612. Co-sponsors of the event are the Center for Human Values, Center of International Studies, Council on Regional Studies, Office of the President, Program in Latin American Studies, Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Anoushka Shankar at McCarter Theatre

At the age of 21, Anoushka Shankar is the only musician in the world to be trained completely by her father, the legendary sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, with whom she has been playing and studying since the age of 9. She will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at McCarter Theatre. For ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit http://www.mccarter.org.


November 4, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 8
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West spends first fall back on campus with first-year students
Nothing robotic about response to this seminar
Freshmen take the lead in discussing leadership

Invention has impact beyond the lab
Princeton architects reimagine world Trade Center site
United Way campaign kicks off Nov. 5
R&D Council honors freshman

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