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Tuesday September 29

On Wednesday, September 23, Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and professor of history and international affairs, and Andrew Moravcsik, professor of politics and international affairs and director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, met over Zoom to discuss the effects of the American presidential election on European politics.
Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of politics at Princeton University and a historian of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, died on September 18, 2020.

Monday September 21

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of politics at Princeton University and a historian of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, died on September 18, 2020.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation announced the winners of its 39th annual Translation Competition for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Nordic author born after 1900 and awarded Larissa Kyzer, Princeton University’s fall 2019 Translator in Residence, the Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation of an excerpt from Elín, ýmislegt ("A Fist or a Heart") by Icelandic author Kristín Eiríksdóttir.

Friday September 18

The American-Scandinavian Foundation announced the winners of its 39th annual Translation Competition for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Nordic author born after 1900 and awarded Larissa Kyzer, Princeton University’s fall 2019 Translator in Residence, the Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation of an excerpt from Elín, ýmislegt ("A Fist or a Heart") by Icelandic author Kristín Eiríksdóttir.
“Human Rights Half Measures: Avoiding Accountability in Postwar Sri Lanka,” by Kate Cronin-Furman, lecturer in human rights at University College London, first published in the January 2020 issue of "World Politics," was awarded the 2020 APSA Human Rights Section Best Paper award.

Friday September 11

“Human Rights Half Measures: Avoiding Accountability in Postwar Sri Lanka,” by Kate Cronin-Furman, lecturer in human rights at University College London, first published in the January 2020 issue of "World Politics," was awarded the 2020 APSA Human Rights Section Best Paper award.
Jhumpa Lahiri, director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing, leads her spring 2020 course, “Advanced Fiction: Imitating Italians,” prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course relied heavily on translated texts and considered the limitations of translation. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Tuesday September 08

Jhumpa Lahiri, director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing, leads her spring 2020 course, “Advanced Fiction: Imitating Italians,” prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course relied heavily on translated texts and considered the limitations of translation.
“Bridging the Gap: Lottery-Based Procedures in Early Parliamentarization,” by Alexandra Cirone, an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University, and Brenda Van Coppenolle, a lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, first published in the April 2019 issue of World Politics, was awarded an honorable mention for the 2020 APSA Mary Parker Follett prize.

Thursday September 03

“Bridging the Gap: Lottery-Based Procedures in Early Parliamentarization,” by Alexandra Cirone, an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University, and Brenda Van Coppenolle, a lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, first published in the April 2019 issue of World Politics, was awarded an honorable mention for the 2020 APSA Mary Parker Follett prize.
Leonard Wantchekon   Photo courtesy of Leonard Wantchekon

Thursday August 20

In 2014, Princeton professor Leonard Wantchekon opened the doors to what is now one of the top-ranked economics programs in Africa. Today, the African School of Economics (ASE), with campuses in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire, offers several undergraduate degrees, four master’s degrees, a Ph.D. program and a pre-doctoral program, all aimed at providing “a greater voice to African researchers and entrepreneurs in the debate over the continent’s development.” Now, Wantchekon, a professor of politics and international affairs, is bringing his experience building academic pipelines in Africa to universities in the United States.
Mona Kareem has been named as Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for fall 2020 by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC).

Thursday August 13

Mona Kareem has been named as Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for fall 2020 by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC).
Photo by Nick Donnoli, Office of Communications

Tuesday June 30

Six exceptional scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University virtually this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the eighth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.
The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities announced its 2020 summer digital research grants, which will support 31 faculty-student collaborations, 28 independent graduate student projects and 11 independent undergraduate student projects.

Wednesday June 17

The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities announced its 2020 summer digital research grants, which will support 31 faculty-student collaborations, 28 independent graduate student projects and 11 independent undergraduate student projects.