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Loury to discuss economics and racial inequality
Economist Glenn Loury will deliver two lectures on economics and racial inequality on Nov. 6-7 in Wood Auditorium, McCosh 10. The lectures will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and at 10 a.m. Friday.
Loury is a distinguished economic theorist and a prominent social critic and public intellectual. He teaches at Boston University, where he serves as University Professor, professor of economics and director of the Institute on Race and Social Division. His essays on the issues of race, inequality and social policy have influenced the national dialogue. He won the 1996 American Book Award with "One by One From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America," which also received the 1996 Christianity Today Book Award.
In his Princeton lectures, Loury will expand on themes from his most recent book, "The Anatomy of Racial Inequality" (Harvard University Press, 2002). He will discuss "Relations Before Transactions: Toward a New Paradigm for Racial Discrimination Theory" and "What Price Diversity? On the Economics and the Ethics of Categorical Redistribution Schemes."
Three Princeton faculty members will comment following the lectures: Anthony Appiah, the Laurance Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values; Angus Deaton, the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs; and Susan Fiske, professor of psychology.
The lectures form part of a year-long series of public events sponsored by the University Center for Human Values to focus on inequality at home and abroad. These events are organized by Stephen Macedo, the Laurance Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values and director of the University Center. Loury's lectures are cosponsored by the Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
USAID official to speak on post-war efforts in Iraq
A lecture on "Local Governance in Post-Conflict Iraq" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Speaking will be Ross Wherry, senior reconstruction adviser for Iraq at the Asia and Near East Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development. He was the lead planner for the USAID Iraq program from October 2002 until the USAID Mission opened in Baghdad in April 2003. Since then, he has led the Washington-based Iraq Management Team that supports the Baghdad Mission.
A USAID official since 1980, Wherry has worked in recovery and reconstruction programs in rural areas of Zaire, El Salvador, Bosnia, Croatia, Colombia and Afghanistan. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Morrison to read from new novel
Toni Morrison, eminent novelist, Nobel laureate and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton, will read from her newest novel, "Love," at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Morrison is the author of seven previous novels and the recipient of major international honors. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, she was the first African-American winner and the first woman to win since 1938. She also won the 2000 National Humanities Medal for her contributions to American cultural life and thought, the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for "Beloved" and the National Book Critics Award in 1977 for "Song of Solomon." Her other novels include "The Bluest Eye," "Sula," "Tar Baby," "Jazz" and "Paradise."
In addition to enriching the field of literature, Morrison has created collaborative works with artists in other disciplines, including Kathleen Battle, Bill T. Jones, André Prévin, Richard Danielpour and Jessye Norman. This kind of collaboration inspired her to create the Princeton Atelier, where students and artists from different media create works that are then performed or exhibited.
The Nov. 4 reading, sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Program in African-American Studies, is free but tickets are required. Tickets were made available at the Richard-son box office on Oct. 21, and all had been distributed by Oct. 23.
Under the direction of Doudou N'Diaye Rose, the Drummers of West Africa will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at McCarter Theatre. Renowned not only in its native Senegal but around the world, this 35-member "percussion orchestra" combines powerful traditional African rhythms with innovative instrumental techniques for a visceral, heart-pounding evening of music and spectacle. For more information, visit <www.mccarter.org> or call 258-2787.
FluFest and Cirque de Santé wellness fair set
The University Health Services' annual flu immunization program is "spreading."
The traditional two-day University-subsidized flu vaccination program has expanded to incorporate a health and wellness celebration, appropriately dubbed Cirque de Santé (circus of health). Both will run from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, in the Frist Campus Center.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to come and get a flu shot at FluFest, and then stay for Cirque de Santé. The latter event will feature health and fitness screenings, free massages, healthy snacks, fitness demonstrations, musical entertainment, raffle drawings and performances by a variety of campus groups. Employees also may drop off their Benefits Enrollment Forms at the Office of Human Resources table, where benefits representatives can answer questions.
"Last fall when University Health Services provided flu shots to 3,000 members of the Princeton community in two days, we realized we had a great annual opportunity to bring many other health and wellness resources to the attention of the populations we serve," said Daniel Silverman, Princeton's chief medical officer and executive director of University Health Services.
The University will be subsidizing most of the expense of the flu vaccinations. Faculty, staff and students will be charged $5 for this service. Partners and children (age 18 and older) will be charged $15. No appointments are necessary, and payments may be made with cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check made payable to Maxim Health Systems. Students may bill this service to student accounts (with valid student IDs).
For more information about influenza or the vaccine, contact Maxim Health Systems toll free at 1-877-476-7836. For more information about FluFest and Cirque de Santé, contact Gina Baral at University Health Services at 258-5036.
Co-sponsors of the event include the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the Frist Campus Center and Dining Services.
Lewis to deliver Environmental Prize Lectures
The Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Press have invited Nathan Lewis of the California Institute of Technology to give the 2003 Environmental Prize Lectures.
Lewis, the George Argyros Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, will deliver three lectures on sustainable energy development Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 5-7. The talks are scheduled for 8 p.m. at McDonnell A01 and are free and open to the public.
The lectures are titled "Strategies for Development of Globally Sustainable Energy," "Climate Change Constraints on Carbon-Based Energy Consumption: Energy Policy Formulation in the Face of Technical Uncertainty" and "Improving on Photosynthesis: Technological Approaches to Cost-Effective, Scaleable Carbon-Neutral Energy."
Lewis' research interests include the light-induced movement of electrons in metals and organic materials, a field of study that is important for improving electricity-producing solar cells.
Further details about the lectures are available at <web.princeton.edu/sites/ pei/prizelectures.htm>.
Donahue and Pozner lead session on media's role in depicting Iraq war
American talk show host Phil Donahue and Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner will lead a discussion on "Controlling the Message: How the Media Framed the War" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Starting in the mid-1980s, Donahue and Pozner worked together on a number of joint programs via satellite, linking average citizens in Russia and the United States as the Cold War ended. From 1991 to 1994, they co-hosted an issues-oriented show for CNBC.
Donahue and Pozner will reunite to discuss the current climate of media coverage of the Iraq war. They will examine who controls the media in the United States and internationally, particularly regarding how issues of war and peace are presented. They also will address how average citizens can get involved in influencing that control.
The event will be moderated by Jeffery Laurenti, a senior adviser to the United Nations Foundation and former executive director for policy studies of the United Nations Association of the USA. It is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Citizen Diplomacy Committee of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action.
Nov. 6 speech will focus on democracy by force and Iraq
A leading authority on democratization will discuss "Democracy by Force, Iraq and the Future of Sovereignty" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Thomas Carothers, senior associate and director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver the 2003-04 Cyril Black Memorial Lecture. Exploring one of the key issues in the debate over the war in Iraq, he will ask whether it is legitimate for one country to use military force to oust a highly repressive, dictatorial regime and attempt to establish a democratic government in another country.
Carothers is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and has broad experience in matters dealing with human rights, international law, foreign aid, civil society development and East European politics.
His lecture is the eighth in a series of Cyril Black Memorial Lectures. Black, a distinguished scholar of Russian and Balkan history, was a member of Princeton's faculty for 47 years until his retirement in 1986. He served as director of the Center of International Studies from 1968 to 1985.
The lecture is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Biographer to speak on Kennan
John Lewis Gaddis, the official biographer of George Kennan, will speak at an opening lecture for the Firestone Library exhibition marking the centennial of the former diplomat's birth at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in 101 McCormick.
A reception will follow in the library's Main Exhibition Gallery.
Gaddis, the Robert Lovett Professor of History and Political Science at Yale University, was handpicked by Kennan to tell his life story. An expert on the Cold War, Gaddis has written several acclaimed books on the topic and has been working on the Kennan volume for many years.
The event is sponsored by the Council of the Friends of the Library and the University Library. It is free and open to the public.
"The Life and Times of George F. Kennan: A Centennial Exhibition" will be on display Nov. 9 through April 18 in Firestone Library's Main Exhibition Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, until 8 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Tours will be given at 3 p.m. on these Sundays: Dec. 7, Feb. 1 and April 4.
University Art Museum
This Greek ceramic vessel dating to about 500 B.C. and featuring a centaur is part of the exhibition, "The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art," on view at the University Art Museum through Jan. 18. The first exhibition in the United States to explore the role of mythical monsters in ancient Greek culture, the show features 100 pieces from the museum's permanent collection and private collections in the United States, France and Spain. It focuses on the significance composite creatures -- including the half-man, half-horse centaurs -- had for the early Greeks by examining their antecedents in the art of Egypt and the Near East. Special events related to the exhibition include guest lectures, family programs and an international symposium Nov. 22 presented by scholars of ancient Greek art. For more information, call 258-3788 or visit <www.princetonartmuseum.org>.