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Archive – September 2013

Video provides a glimpse of the 2013 PIIRS Global Seminar, "Vision and Insight in Classic Japan."
Talk: Is there progress toward democracy in the post-spring Arab world? Monday, October 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 1 Robertson Hall.
The Fung Global Fellows Program is accepting applications for 2014-15 fellowships. International scholars developing new, innovative ways to study global diffusion processes are invited to apply. For eligibility criteria and other details see the application on the Fung program Web site.  Deadline: November 1, 2013.  
Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of History lecture to feature Amir Weiner on the KGB, Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in 211 Dickinson Hall.
Gary Gorton will speak on the financial crisis on Friday, October 11, 2013, at noon in 219 Aaron Burr Hall.
Workshop on Arab Political Development to feature PLO Ambassador to the US speaking on new aproaches toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday, October 7, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium.
Adelman’s riveting narrative traces how Hirschman’s personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism.
Susan Fisk, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and a professor of public affairs, will speak on “Motivated Audiences: Belief and Attitude Formation about Science Topics,” on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
Screening of short documentary films on wildlife conservation produced on location in Kenya as part of a 2013 PIIRS Global Seminar. Read the full story and preview the trailer.
“Modern Taxes and Modern States: How Russia and the World Learned to Love Taxes in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
Comparative Politics and the Project on Democracy and Development lecture to feature Robertson speaking on election fraud in Russia on September 19
Sankarshan Thakur to speak on caste and sectarianism on Sept. 25 and on the 2014 India elections on Sept. 26
Political philosopher and author Luuk van Middelaar, will speak on “Europe out of the Crisis: A Choice between a ‘United States of Europe’ and ‘Eurocalypse Now’?” on Friday, September 27, 2013.
PIIRS opens its 2013–14 Director’s Book Forum series with "The Itinerant Languages of Photography" by Princeton Professors Eduardo Cadava and Gabriela Nouzeilles.
The research community is concerned with the risk of emergent disruptions in global systems — like the weaknesses in interdependent financial institutions that led to the 2007 financial crisis — caused by the interaction of large numbers of autonomous agents.
The fellowships are open to scholars who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months and would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community on the theme of “Global Systemic Risk.”
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies invites applications for a World Politics visiting scholar for the 2014–15 academic year.
Since 2006, when Serguei Oushakine first joined the faculty of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, his work has focused on connecting the fragmented dots of the Soviet Union — its culture, its politics, its influence — in a manner that brings greater clarity to fellow scholars as well as a reference point to undergraduates, most of whom were born after the Soviet collapse... By Charles Butler
A panel discussion on “The New German Question” will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, at noon, in 219 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.
Jonathan Levy, assistant professor of history, will speak on Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America,” on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton University.