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2019

Letter From the Director

A message from Stephen Kotkin, director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs.

In Conversation with Anu Ramaswami

Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who is recognized as a pioneer on the topic of sustainable urban systems, was named Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, professor of civil and environmental engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India.

University offers a new entrepreneurial immersion program in Shanghai

Since 2016, the Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP), part of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has offered undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain experience working with startups in New York City and Tel Aviv. The recently launched Shanghai program, which placed 22 students with 10 companies in the summer of 2019, built on PSIP’s success in the United States and Israel.

Novogratz gift endows Bridge Year Program

A transformative gift from an alumni couple will enable Princeton to expand its Bridge Year Program, which allows a group of incoming undergraduate students to spend their first two semesters as Princetonians engaged in community service abroad.

PIIRS expands Princeton Exploration Seminars

Last year, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in cooperation with the Office of International Programs (OIP), launched Princeton Exploration Seminars.

Meet the Dean

Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu, senior associate dean of international programs, highlights the importance of international education and her new role at the University.

Arrivederci, Italy!

Sally Jane Ruybalid ’21 reflects on her PIIRS Global Seminar in Rome.

Job Training

Lindsey Schmidt ’21 balances work and athletic training as a Streicker Fellow in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“Nauru is what happens next.”

Jack Lohmann ’19 explores the island of Nauru for his senior thesis, documenting life and politics in a degraded environment.

At Home in Paris

Sarah Betancourt ’20 finds a sense of home while studying abroad and living with a host family in Paris.

International On Campus

International activities on campus allow the Princeton community to experience the world in its own backyard.

International Princetonians return to their home countries for research and service

Three international Princetonians return to their home country for research and service.

A Prescription for Medical Immersion

An advanced Spanish course offers travel to Ecuador and a chance to see medicine being practiced firsthand.

Mpala on Film

Research in rural Kenya provides a unique experience for Princeton undergraduate students.

#TellUsTigers

Tiny tales of Princeton students reveal big experiences around the world in this social media initiative.

Overheard on Campus

Quotes from Princeton faculty, fellows, staff and students.

2018

Letter From the Dean

A message from Karen C. Krahulik, senior associate dean for international programs and experiential learning.

International visiting scholars make Princeton a ‘global university’

Six exceptional scholars from around the world are in residence at Princeton University this fall for a year of research, writing and collaboration as the sixth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.

Brazil is focus of new PIIRS hive of activity

A new initiative supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) bring together faculty members from across the University working in and on Brazil.

PIIRS supports new climate change and infectious disease research community

A new research community supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) will examine both direct and indirect impacts of climate on human health. 

Community celebrates opening of M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

The M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, made possible by a gift from Sumir Chadha ’93, was dedicated at Princeton University on April 27.

PIIRS launches Princeton Exploration Seminars

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in cooperation with the Office of International Programs (OIP), inaugurated Princeton Exploration Seminars in spring 2018.

#PrincetonAbroad

A collection of social media posts from Princetonians around the world.

Nothing Really Is Final Until It Happens

Bhadrajee Hewage ’20 reflects on his PIIRS African Studies Seminar in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Forging a New Path with French

Pamella Sebeza ’21 shares her immersive linguistic and cultural experience in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Follow the Leader

Harry Chang ’19 and Davis International Center Leaders help ease transition for incoming international students.

A Dramatic Finale

Music major Shruthi Rajasekar ’18 is set to strike new chords in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar.

Venice, Eternal and Ephemeral

Professors Wendy Heller and Jamie Reuland reflect on sharing a city, ancient and modern, with their students.

Mapping the Princeton Classroom

In summer 2018, Princeton faculty and alumni taught innovative courses overseas.

Startup Nation

The Keller Center’s Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program in Tel Aviv exposes students to the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship.

Protect & (Pre)Serve

Princeton students work on the ground level of environmental service

The Athens Hub

The newly opened Princeton Athens Center plays host to graduate student research and study. 

In Focus

Students and alumni share their visual memories to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Eye Photo Contest. 

Overheard on Campus

Quotes from Princeton faculty and administrators.

2017

A Letter From the Provost

Deborah A. Prentice looks back at the bold, innovative collection of scholarly projects and initiatives that Princeton faculty and students have undertaken this past year.
Louis A. Simpson International Building: A New Home for International Programs

Princeton University’s international initiatives have found a new home, thanks to the opening of the Louis A. Simpson International Building located at 20 Washington Road.

Krahulik Named Senior Associate Dean for International Programs and Experiential Learning

Karen Krahulik ’91 was named the senior associate dean for international programs and experiential learning at Princeton University, effective Sept. 1.

Bridge Year Launches New Site in Indonesia

Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program, part of the Office of International Programs, has launched a new program site in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Princeton Athens Center: One Year Later

Last fall, the Princeton Athens Center opened its doors for the first time to a small group of 55 faculty, students, alumni and friends.

The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China

A gift from the Wythes family has named the Center on Contemporary China, established in 2015, in honor of former trustee Paul Wythes of the Class of 1955 and his wife Marcia.

I Have Hardly Heard Silence

I have a tendency to fill silences. When there is a pause in class, I speak; I often sing when cooking or taking a walk.

Working in Conflict

Princeton students, faculty and staff respond to the global refugee crisis.

Teaming Up for Impact

Four internationally-focused service programs offer students opportunities for learning and sharing their skills with others.

All Abroad

PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows travel internationally to conduct research for their senior theses.

A Starry Collaboration

Princeton and Japanese astronomers collaborate to discover distant galaxies.
in person

Connecting His Past and Future

When Nelson Mandela passed away near the end of 2013, Princeton’s Umqombothi African Music Ensemble gathered under the 1879 Arch and moonlit sky to perform a beautiful tribute to the revolutionary leader.

Building Robots and Relationships

Whitney Huang ’19 embraces research and cultural opportunities in Seoul as one of 12 Streicker Fellows.

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Book in hand, Joani Etskovitz turns the page on the next chapter of her life.

From East Coast to South Seas

Keo Chan ’18 tackles fisheries science during his semester abroad in New Zealand.

Interview: Creating an Arc of International Experiences

Farewell My Concubine

2016

Letter From the President

Christopher L. Eisgruber shares Princeton’s vision for internationalization.

Experiencing China

Prominent sociologist Yu Xie introduces contemporary China to his PIIRS Global Seminar students.

Ten Years Later

Former IIP intern Ryan Dvorak reflects on the lasting impact of his internship in Spain.

From Princeton Orange to Army Green

Former PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow Kate Maffey learns more about herself by studying others.

Historical Detectives

PIIRS Research Initiative seeks environmental clues to understand the past.

Beyond Bridge Year

Bridge Year participants Damaris Miller and Katherine Clifton return to their host countries on Princeton fellowships.

Scholars Collaborate to Discuss Territorial Sovereignty

Former Fung Fellows work together on a timely topic.

Creating a Home for Princeton Scholars in Athens

Opened this fall, the Princeton University Athens Center welcomes students and faculty visiting the Greek capital.

Once Upon a Time in Cotsen

New research project brings light to unique books while delighting Russophiles and academics alike.

My Reflection on ‘‘America’s War in Vietnam’’

Sophomore Claire Chiu shares her experience on learning about a war she knew little about.

Far-Flung but Pivotal

A unique research lab tucked into a 50,000-acre reserve and ranch in Kenya.

Transforming Perspectives

Young scholars from institutions abroad find a unique opportunity to study in the United States.

A Tale of Two Semesters

Study abroad participants recall the bene ts of spending two semesters abroad.

Finding Family Away From Home

Host family welcomes students far from home into their home for the last 34 years.

Learning Across Borders

This one-day event on campus highlights the rich international experiences of our students.

Q&A With Amaney Jamal

Politics professor shares her view on the latest in the Middle East.