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Princeton University Concerts
The American String Quartet will perform the opening program in the 110th season of Princeton University Concerts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The group will be joined by hornist David Jolley and violist Michael Tree in a concert featuring the music of Mozart, Haydn and Brahms. For ticket information, call the Richardson box office at 258-5000.
International law in crisis is topic
A lecture on "Governance Without Governments: The Legitimacy Crisis of International Law" will be presented at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in 104 Computer Science Building.
Joseph Weiler, the Joseph Straus Professor and the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law, will speak about his forthcoming book by the same title.
Weiler is expected to examine the foundations of international law, an area in which there tends not to be a centralized source of legitimate authority through which laws can be made. He will discuss the recent emergence of international institutions that strive to create governing norms.
Weiler also serves as director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at NYU. His recent publications include "Integration in an Expanding European Union," with I. Begg and J. Peterson (Blackwell, 2003), "The European Court of Justice," with G. de Burca (Oxford, 2000), and "The EU, the WTO and NAFTA" (Oxford, 2000).
Weiler's lecture is part of this year's Alpheus Mason Lectures in Constitutional Law and Political Thought, sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. For more information, contact Seana Sugrue at 258-6333.
Charitable choice and freedomof religion debated
Is Charitable Choice Compatible With Freedom of Religion?" is the question that will be addressed in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall. Richard Nathan, director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York-Albany, will be the speaker.
Also a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Albany, Nathan previously was a professor of public and international affairs at Princeton and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has written and edited numerous books on the implementation of domestic public programs in the United States and on American federalism.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion.
Exhibit: Program in the Study of Women and Gender Lounge
"Edge of the Forest" by artist Hetty Baiz is among the works on display through Oct. 31 in "Expressions in Mixed Media," an exhibition in the Program in the Study of Women and Gender Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Baiz is a staff member in the Office of Information Technology and a member of the Princeton Artists' Alliance. Hours for the exhibition are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Prize-winning poets to read from their work
Prize-winning poets Richard Howard and J.D. McClatchy will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Howard is the author of several volumes of poetry, including "Untitled Subjects," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. In addition, he has published numerous translations of modern French literature and won the American Book Award for translation in 1983.
McClatchy also has written several collections of poems, including his most recent book, "Hazmat." His literary essays are collected in "White Paper," which was given the Melville Cane Award by the Poetry Society of America. He earned an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1991.
The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.
Bowen to discuss new book on college sports and educational values
William Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton, will speak on "Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in McCosh 50.
Bowen, who served as president of Princeton from 1972 to 1988 and is now president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will discuss the book he co-wrote by the same title published this year by Princeton University Press.
In "Reclaiming the Game," Bowen and Sarah Levin analyze the backgrounds, academic qualifications and college outcomes of athletes and their classmates at 33 academically selective colleges and universities that do not offer athletic scholarships. They argue that the divide between academics and athletics on elite college campuses has widened considerably over the last 40 years, and call for a realignment of college sports with core educational values.
Bowen's talk is part of the University's Public Lectures Series. It will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit <www.princeton.edu/webmedia>.
New faculty member to present research on racial segregation and urban poverty
Douglas Massey, who joined the Woodrow Wilson School faculty this summer, will present a lecture, "Racial Segregation and Urban Poverty in the Year 2000," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs, earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1978. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of Chicago.
He co-wrote the award-winning "American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass" (Harvard University Press, 1993), which culminated 15 years of research on the topic of residential segregation. His research has been the subject of testimony before the U.S. Congress on three occasions. Massey's latest book, "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Immigration Policy and Global Economic Integration" (Russell Sage Foundation, 2002), offers a critical analysis of U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico during a period of widespread economic integration under NAFTA.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Isles and the Policy Research Institute for the Region.
Conference focuses on information needs to resolve poverty, health problems
A conference on "Migration, Urbanization and Health -- The Role of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Monitoring, Surveillance and Program Evaluation" is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, in 300 Wallace Hall.
The conference will bring together scholars and policymakers to focus on the complex dynamics of rapid urbanization and its health consequences. They will discuss the contemporary migration, urbanization and health nexus, its historical roots and the information needs for the resolution of poverty and health problems.
The conference is sponsored by the Program in Urbanization and Migration and the Center for Health and Wellbeing of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. For more information, visit the program's Web site at <pum.princeton.edu>.
German foreign minister to speak
Joschka Fischer, the foreign minister for the Federal Republic of Germany, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Fischer, a member of Germany's Green party, will speak about recent events in the European Union, as well as developments in transatlantic relations between the E.U. and the United States.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Lichtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.