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Rob Nixon (left), the Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and professor in English and the Princeton Environmental Institute, worked with Jack Lohmann (right) to develop his thesis. Lohmann’s work connects a hotly debated topic in Australia to themes of environmental exploitation and human-rights abuses that resonate globally, Nixon said, including in regions of the United States such as Appalachia. Photo by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications

Monday May 20

For his senior thesis, Jack Lohmann traveled to Nauru in June 2018 on a PEI Environmental Scholarship to spend a month as a PEI intern documenting life in an environment that has been exploited to the point of erasure.
With institutional help from Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, students successfully launch first event focused on continent.

Friday May 17

With institutional help from Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, students successfully launch first event focused on continent.
On Wednesday, May 8, undergraduate students participating in one of nine 2019 PIIRS Global Seminars gathered on the lawn outside the Louis A. Simpson International Building for the inaugural pre-departure barbecue. Departing students met with faculty leaders, and enjoyed giveaways, prizes and food.

Tuesday May 14

On Wednesday, May 8, undergraduate students participating in one of nine 2019 PIIRS Global Seminars gathered on the lawn outside the Louis A. Simpson International Building for the inaugural pre-departure barbecue. Departing students met with faculty leaders, and enjoyed giveaways, prizes and food.
  The Spirit of Princeton Award winners for 2019 are Princeton seniors (from left to right): Nenna Ibe, Hannah Paynter, Moyin Opeyemi, G.J. Sevillano, Marcia Brown, Samuel Vilchez Santiago and Kyle Lang. Not pictured is senior Colin Yost. Photo by Sameer A. Khan/Fotobuddy

Tuesday May 07

Eight students have been named winners of the 2019 Spirit of Princeton Award, honoring Princeton University undergraduates for positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts in student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.
Princeton professors David Bellos and Sean Wilentz have received the University’s Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.  Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Monday May 06

Princeton professors David Bellos and Sean Wilentz have received the University’s Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.
Princeton University seniors Jazmyn Blackburn, Mariachiara Ficarelli and Isabel James have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.  Photo by Mark Czajkowski

Tuesday April 23

Princeton University seniors Jazmyn Blackburn, Mariachiara Ficarelli and Isabel James have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.
Sadaf Jaffer stands out among New Jersey’s new mayors. First, she’s a Princeton academic. Sadaf is a postdoc pursing a university career at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional studies. She’s also a Pakistani American and the state’s first mayor with South Asian heritage.

Wednesday March 27

Sadaf Jaffer stands out among New Jersey’s new mayors. First, she’s a Princeton academic. Sadaf is a postdoc pursing a university career at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional studies. She’s also a Pakistani American and the state’s first mayor with South Asian heritage.
  At a March 12 event “Remorseless Cannibals and Loving Scribes: Samples and Highlights from Princeton University’s Collections of Ethiopian Manuscripts (1500s-1900s)” visiting priests and scholars, and Princeton faculty and students shared knowledge about the collections. Pictured from left: Priests from Los Angeles, Liqä Kahənat Mussie Berhe of St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abba Woldesemait Teklehaymanot of St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Qäsis Melaku Terefe of Virgin Mary Ethiopian Ort

Tuesday March 19

Ethiopian scholars and priests shared their knowledge of Ethiopia’s ancient tradition of written literature and bound manuscripts with a large audience at Princeton on March 12.

Wednesday March 13

On Feb. 21, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) hosted, “The End of U.S.- Russian Nuclear Arms Control and the Start of a New Arms Race,” a roundtable discussion.

Tuesday March 05

In this short video, filmed shortly before Buehler's December 2018 presentation as part of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication's lunchtime lecture series, she talks about her senior thesis – a partial translation of Yun Ko Eun’s short story collection, "Table for One," which is forthcoming from Columbia University Press – and the role of the translator.
Serguei Oushakine, professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures at Princeton University, was awarded The American Association of Teachers of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages’ (AATSEEL) annual prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession.

Friday February 22

Serguei Oushakine, professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures at Princeton University, was awarded The American Association of Teachers of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages’ (AATSEEL) annual prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession.
  About 150 people gathered at Chancellor Green for a rally in support of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student in history who was detained in Iran in 2016 while doing dissertation research and is serving a 10-year sentence at Evin Prison in Tehran. Speakers proclaimed his innocence and decried his imprisonment. Photo by Ben Chang, Office of Communications

Thursday February 21

A call-a-thon and a campus rally organized by graduate students brought renewed attention Wednesday, Feb. 20, to the plight of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student imprisoned in Iran for nearly three years.

Wednesday February 20

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of politics at Princeton University and professor emeritus of Russian studies and history at New York University, discussed his most recent book, "War With Russia?".
  Jacques Callot, French, 1592–1635. Bohemians on the March: The Rear Guard, 1621. Etching and engraving. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Junius S. Morgan, Class of 1888 (x1934-138) Photo courtesy of the Princeton University Art Museum

Tuesday February 19

In the spring term, Princeton University is launching its second year of a three-year public program around the theme of migrations through “Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue.”
Twelve students at Princeton University have been selected for the 2019 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI).

Tuesday February 12

Twelve students at Princeton University have been selected for the 2019 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI).
Emily Goedde has been named as Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for the spring 2019 semester by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC).

Monday January 28

Emily Goedde has been named as Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for the spring 2019 semester by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC).
Calvert Jones’ January 2019 “World Politics” article, “Adviser to the King: Experts, Rationalization and Legitimacy,” examined the role of experts and consultants in the Persian Gulf monarchies of the Middle East in what she calls “the black box of authoritarian governance.” She has been quoted twice in the “New York Times” about her expansive research, and her recent op-ed in the “Washington Post” illuminates her work for a lay audience.

Thursday January 24

Calvert Jones’ January 2019 “World Politics” article, “Adviser to the King: Experts, Rationalization and Legitimacy,” examined the role of experts and consultants in the Persian Gulf monarchies of the Middle East in what she calls “the black box of authoritarian governance.” She has been quoted twice in the “New York Times” about her expansive research, and her recent op-ed in the “Washington Post” illuminates her work for a lay audience.
  Princeton University’s Brazil LAB is coordinating efforts to assist the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, which lost offices, libraries and academic spaces in a fire on Sept. 2 at Brazil’s National Museum. João Biehl, right, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology at Princeton and co-director of Brazil LAB, is leading the University’s response, which includes a sizeable donation of print and digital books by Princeton University Press, a

Monday December 17

Princeton University’s Brazil LAB is coordinating efforts to assist the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, which lost offices, libraries and academic spaces in a fire on Sept. 2 at Brazil’s National Museum.

Thursday December 13

On Dec. 11, Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Humanities Medal recipient, and author of The New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration," spoke on human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the enduring search for the American dream as part of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series.
Sambla balafon master Mamadou Diabate and his band Percussion Mania perform at Taplin Auditorium.

Thursday December 06

Sambla balafon master Mamadou Diabate and his band Percussion Mania were invited by Florian Lionnet and the Princeton Program in Linguistics to give a concert in Taplin Auditorium.
Ararat Gocmen, a 2017 Princeton alumnus, and seniors Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Myrial Holbrook have been named 2019 Marshall Scholars.  Photo by Tina Bush Photography

Monday December 03

Ararat Gocmen, a 2017 Princeton alumnus, and seniors Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Myrial Holbrook have been named 2019 Marshall Scholars.
Princeton seniors Paul Greenbaum, Esham Macauley, Amanda Morrison and Rebekah Ninan have been named Schwarzman Scholars. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  Photo courtesy of the Schwarzman Scholars Program

Monday December 03

Princeton seniors Paul Greenbaum, Esham Macauley, Amanda Morrison and Rebekah Ninan have been named Schwarzman Scholars. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
In 2018, PIIRS launched the Swani Family Global Seminar in India, “Indian Democracy in Motion,” with Pratap Bhanu Mehta, the vice-chancellor of Ashoka University, in Sonipat, India, just outside the Delhi metropolitan area; this summer, the seminar — which examines the ways in which the workings of democracy has shaped and transformed constitutionalism, religion, the economy, caste and the city in India — will be offered again.

Friday November 30

In 2018, PIIRS launched the Swani Family Global Seminar in India, “Indian Democracy in Motion,” with Pratap Bhanu Mehta, the vice-chancellor of Ashoka University, in Sonipat, India, just outside the Delhi metropolitan area; this summer, the seminar — which examines the ways in which the workings of democracy has shaped and transformed constitutionalism, religion, the economy, caste and the city in India — will be offered again.
  Julia Elyachar, right, is teaching an undergraduate course this fall titled “Debt.” The class offers a deep dive into the ways we can evaluate debts and obligations — monetary and otherwise. Here, she converses with first-year student Sophia Lewandrowski. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Thursday November 29

Julia Elyachar, associate professor of anthropology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), is teaching an undergraduate course this fall titled “Debt.”
On Thursday, Nov. 15,  students, faculty and staff gathered in Weickart Atrium for a cultural event and reception, featuring Brazilian musician Marcelo Noah, sponsored by the Brazil LAB and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). The event was held in conjunction with International Education Week.

Wednesday November 28

On Thursday, Nov. 15, students, faculty and staff gathered in Weickart Atrium for a cultural event and reception, featuring Brazilian musician Marcelo Noah, sponsored by the Brazil LAB and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). The event was held in conjunction with International Education Week.
Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 2019 in the Holly and Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Techniques in Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation,” undergraduates — some of whom have never before picked up a video camera — will be trained in digital video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries.

Wednesday November 14

Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 2019 in the Holly and Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Techniques in Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation,” undergraduates — some of whom have never before picked up a video camera — will be trained in digital video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries.
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Monday November 12

Join Princeton’s international offices in celebration of the many benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. International Education Week is a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of state and the U.S. Department of Education. IEW at Princeton is sponsored by the Davis International Center, the Office of International Programs, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Latin America, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Students learning water sleeve dance  Under the guidance of Cao Jian (right), a Shanghai Peking Opera School vice principal and master teacher, Princeton participants learn and practice a “water sleeves” dance routine. The study of water sleeves is considered foundational training for all female roles in Peking opera. Photo courtesy of the Shanghai Peking Opera Company

Monday November 12

In Shanghai, participants in the Peking Opera Immersion Program spent three weeks learning the history and artistry of the traditional Chinese performance art.
Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and the director of Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941," the second volume of a definitive biography of Joseph Stalin.

Thursday November 08

Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and the director of Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941," the second volume of a definitive biography of Joseph Stalin.
World Politics (Volume 70, Issue 4) is available online.  

Monday October 08

World Politics (Volume 70, Issue 4) is available online.  
On Sep. 20, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Brazil LAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies) hosted its inaugural colloquium, “The Future of Brazil: Economy and Society on the Eve of the 2018 Presidential Election."  Photo by Mark Czajkowski

Thursday September 27

On Sep. 20, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Brazil LAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies) hosted its inaugural colloquium, “The Future of Brazil: Economy and Society on the Eve of the 2018 Presidential Election."
Photo by Julie Clack, Office of Communications

Wednesday September 26

In the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Study (PIIRS) Global Seminar “Athens Now: Culture and Politics in the Urban Space,” students experienced the Greek capital’s thriving cultural scene and gained an understanding of Athens that goes beyond ancient ruins and Aristotle.
In a new paper recently published in Journal of Peace Research, Daniel Karell, assistant professor of social research and public policy at NYU Abu Dhabi and a 2017-2018 PIIRS Fung Fellow, argues that a key step in understanding how localized aid might affect violence is to consider how different types of aid projects impact local communities in different ways. 

Thursday September 06

In a new paper recently published in Journal of Peace Research, Daniel Karell, assistant professor of social research and public policy at NYU Abu Dhabi and a 2017-2018 PIIRS Fung Fellow, argues that a key step in understanding how localized aid might affect violence is to consider how different types of aid projects impact local communities in different ways. 
A two-day conference, "A Year That Shook the World: European and Eurasian Responses to America’s Withdrawal," at Princeton University examined heightened tensions between the United States and Russia.

Tuesday June 19

A two-day conference, "A Year That Shook the World: European and Eurasian Responses to America’s Withdrawal," at Princeton University examined heightened tensions between the United States and Russia.
Deborah Yashar, editor of "World Politics" and professor of politics and international affairs and co-director of the Democracy and Development Project at Princeton University, and Carissa Tudor-Block, a Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics, reflect on gender and the editorial process at the journal in the May issue of "Political Science & Politics."

Thursday June 14

Deborah Yashar, editor of "World Politics" and professor of politics and international affairs and co-director of the Democracy and Development Project at Princeton University, and Carissa Tudor-Block, a Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics, reflect on gender and the editorial process at the journal in the May issue of "Political Science & Politics."
Princeton seniors Zacharaiah DeGiulio and Wilglory Tanjong were named co-winners of the African Studies Senior Thesis Prize. Senior Ifeyinwa Ikpeazu was named honorable mention.

Tuesday June 12

Princeton seniors Zacharaiah DeGiulio and Wilglory Tanjong were named co-winners of the African Studies Senior Thesis Prize. Senior Ifeyinwa Ikpeazu was named honorable mention.
Princeton students Kyle Chan and Kaichen Gu have been named Mr. and Mrs. Yan Huo *94*95 Graduate Fellows.

Monday June 11

Princeton students Kyle Chan and Kaichen Gu have been named Mr. and Mrs. Yan Huo *94*95 Graduate Fellows.

Monday June 11

"Landowners and Democracy: The Social Origins of Democracy Reconsidered," by Michael Albertus, first published in the April 2017 issue of World Politics, has won the American Political Science Association (APSA) 2018 Comparative Democratization section’s prize for best article.
Approximately 500 alumni and guests celebrated at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ “Beers with PIIRS’ event at Reunions 2018.  Photo by Mark Czajkowski

Monday June 11

Approximately 500 alumni and guests celebrated at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ “Beers with PIIRS’ event at Reunions 2018.
Six exceptional scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the sixth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.

Thursday June 07

Six exceptional scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the sixth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.
World Politics' most-cited articles from the 2017 volume are available online until June 30, 2018.  

Friday June 01

World Politics' most-cited articles from the 2017 volume are available online until June 30, 2018.  
Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, delivered a public lecture to an audience of nearly 200 at the University’s Sir Arthur Lewis Auditorium in advance of the dedication of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University on April 27.  Photo credit: Sameer Kahn/Fotobuddy

Monday May 14

Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, delivered a public lecture to an audience of nearly 200 at the University’s Sir Arthur Lewis Auditorium in advance of the dedication of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University on April 27.
Rabia Khan, who will graduate in June with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and a certificate in global health and health policy, worked with her senior thesis co-advisers Andrew Dobson and Jessica Metcalf to understand current measles dynamics in Pakistan. Photo by Sameer A. Khan/Fotobuddy

Monday May 07

When the Khan family left Pakistan with their three young children, they never imagined that their then-3-year-old daughter would return as a student at Princeton University, let alone that she would be tackling a problem that has frustrated global health researchers.
Shown at the dedication of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, from left to right, are: Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs and director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies; Peter Wendell,  Class of 1972; Kush Parmar, Class of 2002; Princess Padmaja Kumari Mewar; Sumir Chadha, Class of  1993; Sanjay Swani, Class of 1987; Preeti Swani; and Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

Monday April 30

​The M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, made possible by a gift from Sumir Chadha of Princeton’s Class of 1993, was dedicated at Princeton University on April 27.
 Lech Walesa (center), former president of Poland, spoke at Princeton University April 23 in a question-and-answer format with computer scientist Margaret Martonosi (left), director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Marzenna James (right), lecturer in politics and international affairs, introduced him and translated his remarks from Polish to English.  Photo by Tori Repp/Fotobuddy

Thursday April 26

As technology intertwines global societies and international tensions increase, the world needs political and economic structures larger than nation-states, including a possible “secular 10 commandments” of shared values, former president of Poland Lech Walesa said in a speech at Princeton University on April 23.
Princeton University seniors Lavinia Liang, Katie Tyler and Erika Ward have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.  Photo by Mark Czajkowski

Monday April 09

Princeton University seniors Lavinia Liang, Katie Tyler and Erika Ward have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.
Anastassia Obydenkova, Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira, Jürgen Schaflechner and Sjoerd van Tuinen were awarded financial grants by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Fung Global Network Fund, an initiative designed to facilitate research, writing and collaboration among current and former Fung Global Fellows and Princeton University faculty members and scholars.

Wednesday March 28

Anastassia Obydenkova, Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira, Jürgen Schaflechner and Sjoerd van Tuinen were awarded financial grants by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Fung Global Network Fund, an initiative designed to facilitate research, writing and collaboration among current and former Fung Global Fellows and Princeton University faculty members and scholars.
In class, junior Brittany Smith discusses the impact of labor policies on illegal immigrants in the United States.  Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Monday March 26

As a capstone to the fall course “The Ethics of Borders and Migration,” 11 Princeton undergraduates and one graduate student traveled north to Buffalo, New York, to learn about the city’s refugee resettlement efforts.
A new fellowship program, administered by Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), will award funding to two qualified Princeton Ph.D. students who are conducting field work outside the United States, especially in or related to China, during the 2018-19 academic year.

Tuesday March 20

A new fellowship program, administered by Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), will award funding to two qualified Princeton Ph.D. students who are conducting field work outside the United States, especially in or related to China, during the 2018-19 academic year.
 From left: Three of the co-authors on the new paper, 2017 Princeton Ph.D. graduate Lee Mordechai, Georgetown University’s Tim Newfield, and Princeton’s John Haldon discuss research questions at the May 2017 Climate Change and History Research Initiative colloquium. Haldon created CCHRI to bring historians into dialogue with climate change researchers and archaeologists, to bring nuance to the discussion of how societies react to environmental stress.  Photo by Vered Rekanati

Monday March 19

History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, say Princeton historians John Haldon and Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today’s debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies handled environmental stresses to help inform our own situation.  
Nine outstanding juniors have been named the 2018 cohort of PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows. Photo by Mark Czajkowski

Friday March 09

Nine outstanding juniors have been named the 2018 cohort of PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows.
The Simpson International Building is home to Princeton University’s international initiatives, included the new M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. Photo by Steven Freeman

Monday February 26

A gift from Sumir Chadha of Princeton’s Class of 1993 has established the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University, which will bring together scholars and students from all disciplines to broadly explore contemporary India, including its economy, politics and culture. The center is named in honor of Chadha’s grandfather, a distinguished physician who served as the director general of Health Services for India.
John “Newby” Parton. Photo by Nick Barberio, Office of Communications

Tuesday February 20

Princeton seniors John “Newby” Parton and Maggie Pecsok have been named co-winners of the University’s 2018 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.
Princeton senior Ugonna Nwabueze, a first-generation Nigerian American, has undertaken two creative thesis projects — an original play and a production of the play “Eclipsed,” in which she played a leading role — to meet the requirements for her English major and certificates in African studies, African American studies and theater. Photo byDenise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Tuesday February 20

Princeton senior Ugonna Nwabueze’s development of the production of “Eclipsed”— which included an unforgettable trip to West Africa to conduct interviews of her own — is for her certificates in theater and African studies.
Senior Thomas Clark, who won first place in the A Window on Eurasia category, said of his photograph, “Hospice”: “Rajnal, originally from Pakistan, volunteers at a state-run hospice in Vladivostok, [Russia]. His jobs include feeding the residents and speaking with them. Here, he speaks to Lyubov, an 80-year-old native of Vladivostok. She has never married and has no children, so she rarely has visitors.” Photo byMark Czajkowski

Monday February 12

Each February, the International Eye Photo Contest provides an opportunity for students who have studied, worked, researched or serviced abroad to share their memories and experiences.
Several Princeton University departments and programs and over 30 Princeton-area nonprofit organizations will investigate the theme of “Migrations” from February through May.

Friday February 02

Several Princeton University departments and programs and over 30 Princeton-area nonprofit organizations will investigate the theme of “Migrations” from February through May.
This year, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies will launch four new Global Seminars — including “Japan and Black America: A Long Road of Discovery” in Kyotonabe, Japan, with Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies.

Thursday January 25

This year, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies will launch four new Global Seminars — including “Japan and Black America: A Long Road of Discovery” in Kyotonabe, Japan, with Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies.
This year, PIIRS will launch four new Global Seminars, including “Athens Now: Culture and Politics in the Urban Space” with Effie Rentzou, an associate professor of French.

Thursday January 18

This year, PIIRS will launch four new Global Seminars, including “Athens Now: Culture and Politics in the Urban Space” with Effie Rentzou, an associate professor of French.
This year, PIIRS will launch four new Global Seminars — including “African Modernities: Culture, Politics and Citizenship” in Pamplemousses, Mauritius, with Simon Gikandi, the Robert Schirmer Professor of English.

Wednesday January 10

This year, PIIRS will launch four new Global Seminars — including “African Modernities: Culture, Politics and Citizenship” in Pamplemousses, Mauritius, with Simon Gikandi, the Robert Schirmer Professor of English.
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in conjunction with the Office of International Programs, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations and the Council for International Teaching and Research, launched the 2017 edition of Princeton University’s international magazine, “Princeton International.”

Tuesday January 02

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in conjunction with the Office of International Programs, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations and the Council for International Teaching and Research, launched the 2017 edition of Princeton University’s international magazine, “Princeton International.”
This year, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) will launch four new Global Seminars — including the Swani Family Global Seminar in India, “Indian Democracy in Motion,” with Pratap Bhanu Mehta, the vice-chancellor of Ashoka University in Sonipat, India, just outside the Delhi metropolitan area.

Tuesday January 02

This year, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) will launch four new Global Seminars — including the Swani Family Global Seminar in India, “Indian Democracy in Motion,” with Pratap Bhanu Mehta, the vice-chancellor of Ashoka University in Sonipat, India, just outside the Delhi metropolitan area.
Princeton senior Shruthi Rajasekar has been named a 2018 Marshall Scholar. Photo by David Nie, Class of 2019

Tuesday December 19

Princeton senior Shruthi Rajasekar has been named a 2018 Marshall Scholar.
Michael Moore has been named as Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for the spring 2018 semester by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC).

Thursday December 14

Michael Moore, a translator and interpreter from Italian, has been named as Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for the spring 2018 semester by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC).
David Bellos  has won the American Library in Paris Book award for “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventures of Les Misérables.”

Wednesday December 06

David Bellos, the Meredith Howland Pyne Professor of French Literature, a professor of French and comparative literature, and director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, has won the American Library in Paris Book award for “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventures of Les Misérables.”
Sociologist Yu Xie is the director of Princeton’s Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, which aims to conduct research on Chinese society through an interdisciplinary approach.

Tuesday December 05

Sociologist Yu Xie is the director of Princeton’s Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, which aims to conduct research on Chinese society through an interdisciplinary approach.
Wendy Laura Belcher, an associate professor of African literature at Princeton University

Monday December 04

Wendy Laura Belcher, an associate professor of African literature at Princeton University, has won the Association for the Preservation and Publication of African Historical Sources’ Paul Hair Prize for “The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman.” The book, by Galawdewos, is co-translated by Belcher and Michael Kleiner, a historian of Ethiopia and a translator of the ancient Ethiopian language Gəˁəz.

Tuesday November 14

David Bellos, Director of Princeton University's Translation and Intercultural Communication Program, describes how he believes that we use speech to distinguish ourselves from others.

Wednesday October 18

Led by Sandra Bermann, the Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and professor of comparative literature, and by a faculty steering committee spanning multiple disciplines, including history, sociology, comparative literature, English, politics and journalism, the seminar will take place in the 2018-19 academic year.

Monday October 02

The October 2017 issue of World Politics is now available online and will be free for the next few weeks.

Thursday September 28

PIIRS Graduate Fellow Joan Ricart-Huguet recently penned an article in the Daily Princetonian entitled, "Why Can't Spain and Catalonia just get along?"

Monday September 18

PIIRS Director Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs, welcomed the a new group of visitors to the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies at a reception last week in the Louis A. Simpson International Building.
World Politics journal

Monday August 28

Several articles that were published in World Politics, the internationally renowned quarterly journal of political science, have won distinguished awards, which will be announced at the upcoming American Political Science Association (APSA) conference.

Tuesday August 22

Faculty members Sandra Bermann and Stephen Macedo chat about migration and Princeton’s new interdisciplinary research community focused on the topic.
World Politics graphic

Wednesday August 02

The most cited articles from volume 69 (2016) of World Politics are available for free download for a limited time.

Thursday July 06

Tory Truex, World Politics associate editor and assistant professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton, has received the 2017 Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award.

Wednesday July 05

Isabelle Clark-Decès, the director of the Program in South Asian Studies and a professor of anthropology died Thursday, June 29, in the village of Mussoorie, India.

Tuesday June 20

World Politics, the internationally renowned quarterly journal of political science, has been ranked first among its peers by the Thomson/Reuters Journal Citation Reports.

Monday June 12

PIIRS Director Stephen Kotkin penned an opinion piece on Russian President Vladimir Putin's relationship and influence on America, its politics and President Trump.

Thursday June 08

The Program in South Asian Studies recently offered its students the chance to try their hand in a Calligraphy Workshop focused on writing Urdu, an art form that dates back centuries and is deeply embedded in Urdu culture.

Wednesday June 07

Sunny skies, good friends and the sounds of cool, gypsy jazz were the perfect start to the Beers with PIIRS Reunions event which invited all alumni to sample unique beers and complementary gourmet fare courtesy of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Monday June 05

PIIRS awards certificates to student on Class Day.

Monday June 05

Achille Tenkiang '18, an African Studies concentrator, and Jeffrey Williamson '18, a history major, have been awarded the first Senior Thesis Prize by the Program in African Studies.

Friday June 02

PIIRS will host its second annual "Beers with PIIRS" event today from 3-5 p.m. in the 1879 Hall Tent. Attendees will be treated to eight different beers from around the world, chosen maily because of the locations students visit during PIIRS Global Seminars. 

Wednesday May 03

A photo of a lone white rhinoceros is projected onto a screen behind Jacob Dlamini, a Princeton University assistant professor of history, as his students argue the justification of using violence against the poachers and criminal syndicates who illegally hunt the animal for its iconic horn — and the moral authority non-Africans have to push for those measures.
Antoinette Handley, this year's World Politics Fellow.

Wednesday April 26

World Politics Fellow Antoinette Handley, who is visiting PIIRS this year from the University of Toronto, will deliver a talk today, April 26, on how businesses in Africa react in times of crises. The event will be held at 4:30 to 6 p.m. in 127 Corwin Hall and will be followed by a reception.
Gyan Prakash, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History

Friday April 21

Six exceptional early career scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the fifth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.
Conference on Boundary Matters: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Ethnic Difference

Friday April 21

Last year's cohort of Fung Global Fellows, who worked on "Ethnic Politics and Identities" returned to campus this week for a conference on "Boundary Matters: Interdisciplinary Engagements With Ethnic Difference" which they planned after leaving campus late last spring.
Mark Beissinger, acting director of PIIRS and the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics

Monday April 17

Mark Beissinger, current acting director of PIIRS and the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics, is the recipient of a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work in political science on social movements and imperialism in Russia and the post-Soviet states.

Monday April 17

Students traveling on PIIRS Global Seminars and Undergraduate Fellowships are invited to attend a Predeparture Meeting on Monday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the rooftop pavilion on the third floor of the Louis A. Simpson International Building. 
Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff

Friday April 07

Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff will present "The Challenges of Democracy in Brazil" on Thursday, April 13 at noon in McCormick 101.

Monday April 03

The PIIRS Research Community, Migration: Peoples and Cultures Across Borders, will welcome three visitors next fall to be in residence at PIIRS for the academic year.

Tuesday March 28

Princeton University seniors Ava Hoffman, Lara Norgaard, Vidushi Sharma and Achille Tenkiang have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Monday March 20

A blog, written by World Politics' authors, Knutsen, Nygard and Wig, complements their January entry in the journal.

Thursday March 09

New World Politics' articles are now available online.

Thursday March 09

Winners of the 9th annual International Eye Photo Contest discuss their prize photographs, taken while learning, serving or working abroad.

Tuesday February 21

Sponsored by the Davis International Center, an open information session for Princeton students and scholars will be held February 23 to gain information, updates and ask questions about President's Trump Executive Order.
2017 Photo contest winner

Thursday February 16

The Office of International Programs along with PIIRS recently hosted a reception to celebrate the participants and winners of the 9th Annual International Eye Photo Contest that attracted more than 450 entries.

Tuesday January 03

PIIRS has recently launched a new Research Community on “Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders” led by Sandra Bermann, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and professor of comparative literature.
Chika Okeke-Agulu (right) with Program in African Studies Director Carolyn Rouse

Thursday December 15

Chika Okeke-Agulu, associate professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and faculty associate of the Program in African Studies, has been awarded the Melville J. Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association (ASA) for his book "Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in 20th-Century Nigeria."
global seminars 2017

Friday December 09

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply to PIIRS Global Seminars held in seven exciting locations next summer. The deadline application is February 13. 
Preston Jordan Lim

Tuesday December 06

Preston Lim, a PIIRS undergraduate fellow and former PIIRS Global Seminar student, has been awarded one of six Schwarzman scholarships at Princeton and one of 129 in the world.

Monday December 05

Grants Available for NEH Summer Institute on Translation
Admiral Harry Harris

Wednesday November 16

Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited Princeton on November 14 to deliver a public lecture entitled "Deterring Revisionist Powers."

Tuesday November 15

Esther Schor, a professor of English, joined Princeton in 1986. Her scholarship focuses on two areas — British Romanticism, and religion and literature. She has also taught several courses in the Program in Judaic Studies. This academic year, she is team-teaching the yearlong course "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture," also known as the Humanities Sequence
Photo

Friday October 28

The 9th annual International Eye Photo Contest is currently underway! Open to all Princeton students who are interested in entering their photography from their experiences abroad. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Kim Lane Scheppele

Friday October 28

The new PIIRS European Crises Working Group had its first public talk on “Brexit: Why and How the United Kingdom Leaves the European Union.” Leading the panel discussion was the group’s coordinator Kim Lane Scheppele, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values. Other panelists included Harold James, director of the program in contemporary European Politics and Society; Andrew Moravcsik, professor of politics and director of the European Union program; and R. Daniel Keleman, professor of political science and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University.
labyrinth books

Thursday October 27

Upcoming events for translation enthusiasts at Labyrinth Books in Princeton on November 10 and 17.
Esther Schor

Thursday October 27

Soros Lectures in New York City will highlight translation experts, including Princeton's Esther Schor.
 Manele in Romania: Cultural Expression and Social Meaning in Balkan Popular Music

Thursday September 15

Margaret Beissinger of Slavic Languages and Literatures has a new book that she co-edited entitled Manele in Romania: Cultural Expression and Social Meaning in Balkan Popular Music.
Antoinette Handley

Wednesday September 14

Antoinette Handley has been named World Politics Visiting Fellow for the academic year 2016-2017. While at Princeton, she will be working on a new project: attempting to develop a political economy account of state formation in Africa.

Friday September 02

“Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States,” World Politics vol. 67, no. 3 (July 2015), by Prerna Singh, has won the APSA 2016 Comparative Politics section’s Luebbert award and the Politics and History section's Mary Parker Follet Prize.

Friday June 24

Harold James, director of the Program in Contemporary Politics, shares his opinion on Brexit in "Project Syndicate.

Friday June 03

With temperatures hovering near 90 with bright sunny skies, it is perhaps no surprise that “Beers With PIIRS,” the theme of this year’s PIIRS Reunions event, held on May 27 at the 1879 Hall Tent, was a rousing success.

Friday May 20

Close to 100 students and faculty gathered in a festive Aaron Burr Hall on May 4 to receive their final instructions and to meet their fellow "seminar-mates" before traveling to their Global Seminars in the coming weeks.

Thursday April 21

Kim Lane Scheppele, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, and a faculty associate of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.