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Talk explores negotiation and gender
A lecture titled "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, in 16 Robertson Hall.
The speakers will be Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, authors of a book on the same topic published last year by Princeton University Press.
Babcock is the James M. Walton Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. Laschever, a 1979 Princeton alumna, is a writer and editor.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Gender and Development Policy Network, Program in the Study of Women and Gender and Women's Center.
Former U.N. official to discuss 'confusion'
Sir Brian Urquhart, who was affiliated with the United Nations for some 40 years, will speak on "The United Nations and the Present Confusion" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Retired as an undersecretary-general for special political affairs, Urquhart served as a personal assistant to Gladwyn Jebb, who established the preparatory commission of the United Nations in London. He also was a personal assistant to the first secretary-general (Trygve Lie) and subsequently served in various capacities between 1954 and 1971 under Undersecretary-General Ralph Bunche. He was centrally involved in the conferences on peaceful uses of atomic energy, the Congo crisis in the early 1960s and peacekeeping in Cyprus, Kashmir and the Middle East.
After 1972, Urquhart was one of the principal political advisers to the secretary-general. As the undersecretary-general for special political affairs, he worked on Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, and Namibia, among others. He retired from the United Nations secretariat in 1986. Since then, he has written several books, including biographies of key U.N. figures as well as treatises on decolonization and reforming the U.N. system.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.
Japan and war is topic for March 31
Masaru Tamamoto, a senior fellow at the New School University's World Policy Institute, will present "A Japan That Can Go to War A Nightmare Scenario?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in 2 Robertson Hall.
The author of numerous essays on Japanese national identity and international relations, Tamamoto contri- buted to a report recently published by the Woodrow Wilson Center of Washington, D.C. "The People vs. Koizumi? Japan-U.S. Relations and Japan's Struggle for National Identity" includes three interpretations of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's support for U.S. activities in Iraq and the perception gap between Japanese elites and ordinary citizens. Tamamoto declares that Koizumi has pushed the public farther than it wants to go in the direction of militarization, and that casualties in Iraq could bring down Koizumi's government.
Tamamoto, who resides in Japan, was a MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security at Princeton in 1988-89.
His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.
Latin American culture celebration
Cuarteto Latinoamericano, known throughout the world for its advocacy of Mexican chamber music, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The performance will include works by major composers of Latin American classical music, including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas and Alberto Ginastera. The string quartet also will present a children's concert at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, in Richardson.
The concerts are part of a month-long Latin American culture celebration, "The Search for Xochipili," featuring a wide variety of music, the visual arts and the spoken word. The project is sponsored by Princeton University Concerts in conjunction with the University Art Museum, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Program in Creative Writing and the Friends of Music at Princeton.
Tickets are required for both Cuarteto Latinoamericano performances, although the Saturday performance is free. For more information and ticket prices on the Thursday concert, call the Richardson box office at 258-5000.
Scholars gather to honor Painter
Nell Irvin Painter
Leading African American studies and history scholars will participate in a conference, "Constructing the Past, Creating the Future: The Legacy of Nell Irvin Painter," on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, in McCosh 10.
The conference is intended to honor Painter, the Edwards Professor of History, who is retiring at the end of the spring semester after 16 years on the Princeton faculty. Since earning her doctorate in American history from Harvard in 1974, Painter has become a distinguished scholar of the United States, specializing in American and African American art history and in race, class and gender.
The event will feature four panel discussions that will address changes in history education and women's and African American studies as well as Painter's influence on the fields. Following the first panel discussion at 3 p.m. Friday, Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of anthropology at Columbia University and a prominent African American studies scholar, will give the keynote address at 5:30 p.m.
The other panel discussions will run from 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday. A testimonial dinner will be held Saturday evening.
Other participants and speakers are expected to include: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African American Studies at Harvard University; Colin Palmer, the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton; Jane Dailey, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University; Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Levering Lewis, the Silver Professor of History at New York University; and Glenda Gilmore, the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University.
The conference is being sponsored by Princeton's Program in African American Studies, Department of History, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and Program in the Study of Women and Gender.
Conference reconsiders the nation's founders
The leadership of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton will be re-evaluated by a number of prominent historians during a conference, "Leadership in the Early Republic: Reconsidering Five Key Founders," on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
"A reconsideration of the nation's founders could not be more timely in the present era of nation building and the danger of failed states," said conference organizer Fred Green-stein, professor emeritus of politics and the director of the Woodrow Wilson School Program in Leadership Studies. "It is only by understanding the founders as human beings with distinctive strengths and weaknesses that we can establish their legacy for our own times."
The conference will begin with a keynote address on George Washington at 8 p.m. Friday by Gordon Wood of Brown University, whose 1992 book, "The Radicalism of the American Revolution," won the Pulitzer Prize for history.
The other sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A complete schedule and information about participants is available at <Web site>. The conference is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Program in Leadership Studies.
Event focuses on Sicilian history and identity
Actor Michel Bouquet in the film "The Manuscript of the Prince"
A conference on "The Sicilian Mirror: Projections of History and Identity" is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, on campus.
The event was inspired by "The Manuscript of the Prince," a 2000 film by award-winning director Roberto Andò. It will explore the universal aspects of the Sicilian experience and the artistry with which it has been made meaningful to an international public.
A distinguished group of authors Peter Brown, Guido Fink, Millicent Marcus, Nelson Moe, Gianni Riotta, Jane and Peter Schneider will reflect on some important issues: the burden of culture, class distinction, home and exile; identities and transformations; and provincialism and cosmopolitanism. Sessions will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in 101 McCormick and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in 106 McCormick.
At 8 p.m. Friday, Andò will introduce and show his film in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. Speaking at 10 a.m. Saturday will be Prince Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, a musicologist and adopted son of Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the prominent 20th-century Italian author who was the subject of Andò's film (portrayed above by actor Michel Bouquet).
The free conference is being organized by Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, professor of French and Italian, and sponsored by the Council of the Humanities; Department of French and Italian; Office of the President; Film Studies Committee; Program in Italian Studies; Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies; Gruppo Esponenti Italiani, New York; Italian Consulate, Philadelphia; and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York. For more information, call 258-4670.