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Newsletter for week starting April 30, 2007.
Monday, April 30, 2007:
The Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series
What: "A Lawyer Looks at the Geniza: Jewish and Islamic Courts Compared"
Who: Chibli Mallat, Princeton University
Where: 202 Jones Hall at 12:00 noon.
  • Beverages, potato chips and cookies will be provided.
The Transregional Institute
What: "Sustainable Production of Oil from Canadian Oil Sands?"
Who: Murray Gray, University of Alberta
Where: 12:00 noon Room 219 Aaron Burr Hall
  • Lunch will be served, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat and a lunch, e-mail gjbell@princeton.edu.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007:
The Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies present a screening of the film and talk with the directors
What: The Crying Sun, 2007
Who: Screening and talk with the film directors Zarema Mukusheva, Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya and Shamil Tangiev
Where: 4:30 p.m. in 100 Jones Hall
Wednesday, May 2, 2007:
Pace Center’s Civic Awareness and Action Series: The Just Society.
What: “E Pluribus Unum: Civic Engagement in a Diverse and Changing Society”
Who: Professor Robert Putnam of Harvard University
Where: 7:30 pm Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
  • In this talk, Prof. Putnam will outline trends in civic engagement in the United States, especially among young people.  Why are some young people growing more involved than ever while others become extremely disengaged?  How is youth engagement changing not only politically but also through other institutions and arrangements such as religious involvement and participation in neighborhood and community projects?

Thursday, May 3, 2007:
Princeton Public Library Ciclo de Cine
What: Milagro en Roma (Lisandro Duque Naranjo, Colombia, 1988)
Where: 7 pm?Princeton Public Library