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The Princeton Biomedical Engineering Society hosted an informational presentation on Feb. 22 with Elise Mochizuki, investment analyst at the Akemi Capital family office. She is the founder of the honor society Epsilon Alpha Mu and the nonprofit organization The Elise Foundation, which aims to make available new sources of funding for STEM research and pursuits on campus.
“Contact with Russians have become suspect in some way, and efforts to work with the Russians to find solutions in our differences have been construed as selling out to the Russians," Graham said. "It is particularly dispiriting for people like me who have engaged in this relationship for well over 25 to 30 years.”
“Journalism proper has seized to exist,” Wampole said. “American news often infantilizes its audience.”
Fisher said that “we’re moving into ... an era of slow love. I think people today are terrified of divorce.” Thus, she said, people take a long time before they get married, even though they have sex quite early on. She called the occurrence “fast sex: slow love.”
Japanese internment camps existed because of prejudice, hysteria, and failures in leadership, former detainee Sam Mihara argued at a Monday lecture.A San Francisco native, Mihara was first taken to a temporary camp in Pomona, California.
In response to an audience question on whether the government was being unethical in forcing children to be given vaccines that could harm their bodies, Kirkland explained that any vaccines approved for use must go through a rigorous approval process mandated by the FDA and were deemed to be safe in clinical trials run on tens of thousands of children. She agreed with an audience member who noted in response that the diseases that the vaccines were preventing children against, such as measles, pertussis and whooping cough, were themselves incredibly harmful and often caused death.
World trade policy can’t be advanced in the future without a stronger focus on workers displaced in an economically uncertain world, Michael B.G. Froman ’85, retired Ambassador and former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama, said in a lecture Thursday. The lecture responded to steps President Trump has made to change existing United States trade policy by withdrawing from the negotiation stage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The evaluation of factual information is not only a qualitative exercise, but also, crucially, a qualitative judgement of both the information and its source, according to New Yorker staff writer Nicholas Schmidle.
It’s an exciting time to be an ecologist, said visiting lecturer Jonathan Levine from STEM university ETH Zurich who stood in front of an eager crowd of students, postdocs, and faculty gathered to hear him speak.
The University should divest itself from private prisons, argued three speakers at a panel hosted by SPEAR (Students for Prison Education and Reform) and Princeton Private Prison Divest. The panelists discussed the history of prison privatization, the results of privatization in terms of efficiency and human rights, and the ethical implications of incentivizing incarceration.
“What’s interesting about these results is that under cool conditions it’s one set of body parts that dominates, and in warm conditions it’s another set that dominates,” said Arens.
Democracy around the world is being distorted by external forces and corroded from within by officials who fail to conform to its processes and values, according to politics professor and University Center for Human Values director Melissa Lane, who presented the argument at a panel on Friday, Jan. 20.
To illustrate the importance of this issue, Kolemen played a clip from back to the future showing the “Mr. Fusion” device used to power a time-traveling car. Kolemen explained that process control should allow fusion to take place in a space of 5 or 6 meters in diameter, though he doubts that it would ever be possible in something as small as the Mr. Fusion. He outlined several methods for creating fusion energy, starting with the obvious example of the sun. This type of fusion energy is not attainable, though, for an obvious reason.
Peter Saraf, producer of the 2016 film "Loving," participated in a question-and-answer session at the Princeton Garden Theater on Dec. 16."Loving" depicts the true story of the interracial relationship of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were married in 1958 and subsequently arrested. The couple entered in a legal battle for their relationship that ended in the landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia.
Established airlines will be increasingly jeopardized by newer, low-cost carriers in 2017 and as time goes on, according to Air France Joint Venture Performance Director Omar Jeroudi in a lecture on Tuesday afternoon.Jeroudi emphasized the challenges that legacy carriers such as Delta, Air France, and United Airlines will and are currently facing from low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet in terms of profitability and sustainability.
Human trafficking is a widespread issue that requires people to fight from where they are with what they have, Mandy Bristol-Leverett said in a lecture entitled Abolishing Modern-Day Slavery. Bristol-Leverett is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT).
As part of the Woodrow Wilson School's Friday, Dec. 9 event “From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice and Policing in America,” a panel, moderated by Ben Jealous, discussed the role of activism in effecting change.
People in relationships form the heart of social movements, Hali Lee '89 said at a Saturday panel in the first Asian in America conference hosted by the University.Lee founded and directs the Asian Women Giving Circle, the first and largest giving circle in the United States led by Asian-American women.
Independent actors in the United Nation’s human rights division face both challenges and possibilities in holding powerful institutions accountable, Philip Alston, human rights advocate and United National official, said Thursday in his acceptance address for the 2016 Adlai Stevenson Award.
Thomas C. Leonard, Research Scholar at The Council of the Humanities and Lecturer in Economics at the University discussed his book new book on illiberalism during the Progressive Era, eugenics, and the election, and heard responses from Christine Rosen, Senior Editor at The New Atlantis, and William Schambra, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. Leonard began the talk by quoting James A.