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Sunday, March 23
Monday, March 24
Consumer Response To Energy Efficiency Technologies, Tim Brennan
Tim Brennan is Chief Economist - U.S. Federal Communications Commission; Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Maryland BC
Wallace Hall, Room 300  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
States of Waste: Ecologies of (Night) Soil, Elizabeth DeLoughrey
The rise of postcolonial ecocriticism has resulted in an expanded discussion about how we theorize the relationship between people and place. This talk addresses the depiction of soil in rather literal and material terms by exploring how Caribbean artists and writers have called attention to the political and the aesthetic implications of making dirt, or waste, visible. Symbolically speaking, waste is a remainder, and can be understood as the uncanny, as deteriorating matter, as a figure of nature and natural time that exceeds our own temporal limits and suggests our own terminal assimilation into the earth. To render waste visible is to destabilize the hierarchies of social order and at the same time, according to Zizek, “recreate (an)...aesthetic dimension in…trash itself.” I explore this in relationship to the literary representation of "wasted lives" as well as the (literary) circulation of dirt in the work of poet Kamau Brathwaite, Orlando Patterson, and Dominican installation artist, Tony Capellán, whose work examines Caribbean susceptibility to waste imperialism and the economies of disposability.

This event is cosponsored with the Departments of English and Comparative Literature.
McCormick 106  ·  4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25
Wednesday, March 26
Thursday, March 27
Student-Faculty Dinner Discussion, Stop Saving the Planet! - Jenny Price
Stop Saving the Planet!: An Historian's-Eye View of Environmental Advocacy
Triumph  ·  6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 28
Call for New Applicants to the Princeton Climate and Energy Scholars (PECS) Program Deadline
The Faculty Board of Princeton Climate and Energy Scholars (PECS) is seeking applications from talented and highly motivated graduate students throughout the University who are conducting research within the broad area of climate and energy.
 ·  6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29