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Eyes on the Prize: Students Receive Recognition for Photography
Winners of the 7th Annual International Eye Photo Contest were recently announced at a reception hosted by the Office of International Programs and PIIRS. The annual competition invites students who have traveled abroad in a variety of programs to submit their best photographic work for consideration.
Peter A. Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor at Harvard University, and this year’s World Politics Fellow, will present “The Political Sources of Social Solidarity” on March 25.
Azerbaijan and the Modern World
In the eight years that PIIRS has conducted its Global Seminars, last year was the first time a group of students headed to the remote country of Azerbaijan, sandwiched between Russia, Iran, Armenia and Turkey.
Global Seminar Students Reunite at Photo Exhibit
Students from the PIIRS Global Seminar in Athens, Greece gathered December 1, during  an opening reception highlighting photography they created during last summer’s seminar, “A Land of Light and Shadows: Modern Greek Literature and Photography.”
Award-Winning Reporter P. Sainath Returns to Princeton
World-renowned journalist Palagummi Sainath has returned to Princeton to teach two courses, beginning this week, in the Program for South Asian Studies.
PIIRS Postdoctoral Research Associate Matthew Erie Awarded $60,000 Grant
A comparative legal scholar, Matthew Erie has spent almost half his life studying Asia and its legal systems, while employing ethnography to shed light on questions of comparative law.
Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, professor of history and international affairs and the director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, recently penned a piece how Russian President Vladimir Putin's policy toward his country's "near abroad" and the West are deeply misunderstood. Read more.
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow Rachel Skokowski has been awarded a coveted Rhodes Scholarship. At Oxford, she plans to complete an M. Phil. in modern languages.
Yu Xie Joins PIIRS as Inaugural Faculty Member
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies is delighted to welcome Yu Xie, as the Institute’s first faculty member. A leading expert and scholar in Chinese social science, Xie will join PIIRS next fall when he will also begin his joint appointment as professor in sociology.
Gary J. Bass, professor of politics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a PIIRS faculty associate, is the winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature for his book, "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide."