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2019 Seminars

Becoming Brazil
Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro
João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology
Pedro Meira Monteiro, Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
June 17 – July 26, 2019

Contemporary Chinese Society
Yuanpei College, Peking University, Beijing
Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology
July 1 – August 9, 2019

Xenophobia, Xenophilia, and the Other in Europe
CIEE Global Institute, Berlin
John Borneman, professor of anthropology and director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
June 10 – July 19, 2019

Re:Staging the Greeks
College Year in Athens
Michael Cadden, senior lecturer in theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts
Martha Frintzila, Athens-based theater director, actress, and singer
June 10 – July 19, 2019

Indian Democracy in Motion
The Swani Family Global Seminar
Ashoka University, Sonipat
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, vice chancellor, Ashoka University
July 1 – August 9, 2019

Two Millennia of Structural Architecture in Italy
St. John’s University, Rome
Maria Garlock, professor of civil and environmental engineering and codirector of the Program in Architecture and Engineering
Branko Glisic, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering
Sigrid Adriaenssens, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering
July 1 – August 9, 2019

Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Techniques in Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
The Holly and Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, Global Seminar
Mpala Research Center, Nanyuki
Katie Carpenter ’79, wildlife filmmaker (PBS, National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet)
Dan Rubenstein, the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and director of the Program in Environmental Studies
June 12 – July 26, 2019

The Ghetto and the Holocaust
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, and in Kraków
Mitchell Duneier, chair of the Department of Sociology
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, chief curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
June 10 – July 19, 2019

2018 Seminars

African Modernities: Culture, Politics and Citizenship
Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English and the director of the Program in African Studies
June 11 - July 20, 2018

Athens Now: Culture and Politics in the Urban Space
Athens, Greece
Effie Rentzou, Behrman Professor in the Humanities and an associate professor in French and Italian.
June 18 - July 27, 2018

Contemporary Chinese Society
Beijing, China
Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology 
July 9 - August 17, 2018

Indian Democracy in Motion
Sonepat, Haryana, India
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University.
July 2 - August 10, 2018

Japan and Black America: A Long Road of Discovery
Kyoto, Japan
Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers professor of African American studies
June 18 - July 27, 2018

The Global Ghetto
Rome and Venice, Italy: 
Mitchell Duneier, Maurice P. During Professor and the Chair of the Department of Sociology 
June 11 - July 20, 2018

Vienna: Birthplace of Psychoanalysis, Modernism and World War I
Vienna, Austria
Ruben Gallo,Water S. Carpeneter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature and Civilization of Spain
June 11 - July 20 

2017 Seminars

Moscow: Culture, History, Politics
Moscow, Russia
Simon Morrison, Professor of Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures
June 10–July 22, 2017

Xenophobia and Xenophilia in Germany
Berlin, Germany
John Borneman, Professor of Anthropology
June 17–July 29, 2017

Havana in Transition
Havana, Cuba
Ruben Gallo, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
June 10–July 22, 2017

Contemporary Chinese Society
Beijing, China
Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
July 10–August 18, 2017

At Home (and Abroad) in the Indian Himalayas
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India
Isabelle Clark-Deces
June 10–July 22, 2017

Development, Genocide, and Nature Conservation in Namibia: History, Society and Environment in Local and Global Contexts
Windhoek, Namibia
Emmanuel Kreike, Professor of History
June 10–July 22, 2017

Re:Staging the Greeks
Athens, Greece
Michael Cadden 
June 10–July 22, 2017

2016 Seminars

Contemporary Chinese Society
Beijing, China
Yu Xie, Bert G. Kertstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and PIIRS; Director, Center on Contemporary China
July 11–August 19, 2016

French Theater Today: Practice and Performance in Paris and at the Avignon Theater Festival 
Paris and Avignon, France
Florent Masse, Senior Lecturer in French and Italian 
June 13–July 22, 2016

African Cities: Their Pasts and Futures
Accra, Ghana
Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English 
June 13–July 22, 2016

Culture and Counterculture in Ancient Athens 
Athens, Greece
Christian Wildberg, Professor of Classics; Director, Program in Hellenic Studies 
June 13–July 22, 2016

The Global Ghetto 
Rome and Venice, Italy
Mitchell Duneier, Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology
June 6–July 15, 2016

America’s War in Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Atul Kohli, David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs
June 20–July 29, 2016

2015 Seminars

Vienna: Birthplace of Psychoanalysis, Modernism, and World War I
Vienna, Austria
Ruben Gallo, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain
June 8–July 17, 2015

Images in Transition: Visual Culture in Chile’s Transition to Democracy
Santiago, Chile
Javier Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
June 15–July 24, 2015
Cosponsored by Santander Bank

Memory, Democracy, and Public Culture: Berlin and Its Pasts
Berlin, Germany
Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor of Politics
June 22–July 31, 2015

Thessaloniki: 2,000 Years of a City in History
Thessaloniki, Greece
Molly Greene, Professor of History and Hellenic Studies
June 8–July 17, 2015
Cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Vision and Insight in Classic Japan
Kyoto, Japan
Thomas Hare, William Sauter LaPorte ’28 Professor in Regional Studies
June 8–July 17, 2015
The Holly and Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, Global Seminar

Development, Genocide and Nature Conservation: History, Society and Environment in Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia
Emmanuel Kreike, Professor of History
June 8–July 17, 2015

2014 Seminars

Islam, Empire and Energy: Azerbaijan and the Modern World
Baku, Azerbaijan
Director: Michael Reynolds
June 9 - July 18, 2014

African Cities: Their Pasts and Futures
Accra, Ghana
Director:  Simon Gikandi
June 16 - July 25, 2014

A Land of Light and Shadows: Modern Greek Literature and Photography
Athens, Greece
Director:  Eduardo Cadava
June 16 - July 25, 2014

Growing Up in India
Mysore, India
Director: Isabelle Clark-Deces
June 9 - July 18, 2014

Performing Irishness: Theater and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Director: Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf
June 16 - July 25, 2014

Our Multilingual World: Regional and Global Responses to Linguistic Diversity
Geneva, Switzerland
Director: David Bellos
June 9 - July 18, 2014