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McCarter Theatre Center
Malian guitarist/singer Habib Koite will be joined by Moroccan sintir (lute) player/vocalist Hassan Hakmoun in a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at McCarter Theatre Center. The two world music luminaries will perform with their bands. Tickets are available by calling the McCarter box office at 258-2787 or visiting <www.mccarter.org>.
Colin Powell to open event, receive award
Conference explores Kennan's lasting influence on U.S. foreign policy
The nation's leading political and international affairs scholars will join current and former diplomats on Friday, Feb. 20, at Princeton to discuss the legacy of the pre-eminent diplomat George F. Kennan and his lasting impact on U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the Iraq conflict.
The University is hosting the daylong George F. Kennan Centennial Conference in honor of Kennan's 100th birthday. Kennan, a member of Princeton's class of 1925, was a diplomat who crafted what for many years was the nation's most significant and defining foreign policy tenet. Kennan developed the U.S. strategy known as "containment," which became the foundation of American policy toward the U.S.S.R during the Cold War.
Lottery for Powell tickets
begins Feb. 9
A lottery for tickets to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's Feb. 20 speech will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9, and end at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11.
The online lottery is open to students, faculty and staff with Net IDs who wish to attend the event at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Richardson Auditorium. Participants must register at <www.princeton.edu/powelllottery>. Lottery numbers will be issued randomly; early entries do not increase chances of winning tickets.
Winners will be notified Thursday, Feb. 12, and will be given a location where they can pick up tickets by presenting a valid University ID by Monday, Feb. 16. Unclaimed tickets will be redistributed at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those receiving tickets should read the detailed instructions for seating and arrival times.
Others can view the lecture at simulcast sites in McCosh 50 and McCosh 10. The lecture also will be Webcast at <www.princeton.edu/webmedia/>.
The conference will include presentations and panel discussions on Kennan's legacy, the Cold War, 20th-century diplomatic history, diplomacy after the fall of the Soviet Union, current U.S. foreign policy and the future of American diplomacy.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell is scheduled to deliver opening remarks for the conference (see box for ticketing information) and to receive the inaugural Crystal Tiger Award from students. John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History and Political Science at Yale University and Kennan's official biographer, is expected to deliver a keynote speech at a dinner honoring Kennan.
In addition to hosting the conference, the University is celebrating Kennan's Feb. 16 birthday with "The Life and Times of George F. Kennan: A Centennial Exhibition," at Firestone Library. The exhibition runs through April 18 in the library's main gallery.
The Mudd Manuscript Library, which houses Kennan's papers, organized the conference and the exhibition. Co-sponsors of the conference are: the Friends of the Princeton University Library; the Institute for Advanced Study; the Princeton University Council of the Humanities; the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies; the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
Registration for the conference is sold out. All sessions will be simulcast in McCosh 50. The conference schedule is available on the Mudd Library Web site at <www.princeton.edu/~mudd/kennan/>.
Greve to speak on federal powers
Michael Greve, a John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will speak about "Real Feder-alism" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in 104 Computer Science Building.
Greve is widely recognized as a leading scholarly proponent of a federalist revival, which would involve stricter limitations on federal power and a more vigorous separation of powers between federal and state government. The director of the AEI Federalism Project and the AEI Liability Project, he conducts research and writes on American federalism and its legal, political and economic dimensions.
A reception will follow the lecture, which is part of this year's America's Founding and Future series sponsored by the James Madison Program.
Davies to read from his work Feb. 11
Award-winning writer Peter Ho Davies will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Davies is the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan and the author of the story collections "The Ugliest House in the World" (1997) and "Equal Love" (1999).
"The Ugliest House" was awarded the John Llewelyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan Prizes in the United Kingdom as well as the H.L. Davis Oregon Book Award in the United States. "Equal Love" was a finalist for the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.
"Reclining Nude I," a pastel on paper, is among the works by artist Kathleen Schultz on view in the Women and Gender Studies Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. The mixed media exhibition, titled "Versatility," is open through March 1. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PIIRS conference focuses on 'state of the world'
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies will present its inaugural conference on "The State of the World" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Visiting scholars of international and regional studies, including François Bourguignon of the World Bank, Linda Weiss of the University of Sydney and Michael Mann of the University of California-Los Angeles, will join Princeton faculty members in discussions of possible contradictions or paradoxes in current global events.
On the first day of the conference, the opening panel will focus on the relationship between parallel increases in claims to ethnic uniqueness and in pressures to conform to a common definition of human rights. The afternoon panel will consider the increasingly complex relationship between growth and inequality. On day two, the panelists in the morning session will discuss how local interests and perceptions conflict or mesh with global pressures. The closing discussion will examine developments in global security, the rise of the United States and the apparent victory of classic liberalism over other ideologies.
The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the institute's Web site at <www.princeton.edu/~piirs>. The institute was launched last summer to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching on issues of global importance.
Religion and politics is topic
E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will discuss "One Electorate Under God?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Dionne spent 14 years with The New York Times before joining the Post in 1990. He also is a frequent commentator on politics for National Public Radio, CNN and NBC's "Meet the Press."
The lecture, part of the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series, is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion.
Panel set on censorship vs. respect
A panel discussion on freedom of speech titled "Censorship vs. Respect: The First Amendment and Political Correctness" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will moderate the panel, which is being sponsored by the Wilson School and the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.
Panelists will include: Anita Allen, visiting professor of public affairs at Princeton and professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania; Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor of public and international affairs; Kenneth Kersch, assistant professor of political science and a Vaughan Fellow in Princeton's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; and David Robinson, a Princeton senior majoring in philosophy who has served as an opinion editor of The Daily Princetonian and who recently was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
Putnam to delier keynote address at civic engagement conference
Political scientist Robert Putnam will speak on "Community Engagement in a Changing America" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in 101 Friend Center.
His lecture will be the keynote address for "Civic Education and Engagement: Toward a Political Science of Citizenship," a working conference of the American Political Science Association's Standing Committee on Civic Education and Engagement.
Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the founder of the "Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America." The program brings together leading practitioners and thinkers for a multiyear discussion to develop ideas to fortify the nation's civic connectedness. Putnam is the author of many books and scholarly works, including "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community" (2000) and "Better Together: Restoring the American Community" (2003).
The public is invited to attend the lecture, which will be followed by a reception. The lecture and conference are sponsored by the University Center for Human Values, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, the Department of Politics and the American Political Science Association. For more information, visit <www.princeton.edu/values>.
UNICEF head to discuss her work
Carol Bellamy, executive director of UNICEF, will present a lecture titled "Out of the Mouths of Babes: Why the Voices of Children Matter" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
The head of the United Nations Children's Fund since 1995, Bellamy has focused the world's leading children's organization on five major priorities: immunizing every child; getting all girls and boys into school, and getting all schools to offer quality basic education; reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and its impact on young people; fighting for the protection of children from violence and exploitation; and introducing early childhood programs in every country.
Prior to joining UNICEF, Bellamy was director of the U.S. Peace Corps. A Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 1963 to 1965, she was the first former volunteer to run the organization. Bellamy also has pursued a career in corporate law and finance, spent five years in the New York State Senate and, in 1978, was the first woman elected president of the New York City Council.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.