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Donning dark jeans, a black hoodie, and gray sneakers, Junot Díaz relied on the simplicity of his presentation and the power of his speech in order to captivate an audience of University students, professors, and community members alike.On Friday, Feb. 24, approximately 300 people gathered to hear acclaimed writer and activist Junot Díaz speak on issues including white supremacy and racism. The audience listened as Diaz discussed how to combat these societal plagues using activism.
“I do not have a left foot or a left hand,” said human rights activist and defector Ji Seong-Ho, who stood in front of an eager crowd of approximately 100 students.
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.
According to Yale Senior Fellow Thomas Graham, it seems that people in Washington, D.C., are “intent on preventing any serious engagement with Russia, absent Russia’s complete capitulation on a number of issues that are of importance to the United States.”
“Our politics is intensely polarized, and our media landscape is impoverished,” said Stephen Macedo, Professor of Politics and Human Values, at a panel on President Donald Trump and the politically polarized atmosphere today, especially with media.
People today are more likely to have sex earlier but wait longer to get married, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher said in a lecture on Feb. 20.
Japanese internment camps existed because of prejudice, hysteria, and failures in leadership, former World War II detainee Sam Mihara argued at a lecture on Monday.
The “vaccine court” is organized in a manner that reconciles science and policy, by ensuring that those with scientifically credible claims to vaccine injuries get generously compensated, Anna Kirkland explained. Kirkland, a professor of women’s studies at the University of Michigan, discussed the politics of vaccination in an event promoting her new book, which is titled “Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury."
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, a retired ambassador and former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama, said in a lecture on Feb. 16. The lecture was a response to steps that President Trump has taken to change existing United States trade policy by withdrawing from the negotiation stage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Froman, one of the creators of the TPP, spoke about the implications of Trump's actions and elaborated on actions the US can take to maintain successful trade relations.
The evaluation of factual information is not only a qualitative exercise, but it is also a crucially 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, post-doctoral students, and faculty gathered to hear him speak. The lecture focused on Levine’s current research, as well as the current grand scheme of ecological research.
The University should divest from private prisons, argued three speakers at a Feb. 6 panel hosted by 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.
The core philosophy of personal comfort systems is to “address the person directly and not the whole space,” said Dr. Edward Arens. Arens is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and the director of the Center for Environmental Research. His work with personal comfort systems is closely tied to the Center for the Built Environment at Berkeley.
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.
Though we may never see fusion in a device small enough to power a car, we are closer than ever to sustainable fusion power due to innovative design.
Peter Saraf, producer of the 2016 film "Loving," participated in a
question-and-answer session at the
Princeton Garden Theater on Dec. 16.
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 the afternoon of Dec. 13.
Human trafficking is a widespread issue that requires people to fight from where they are with what they have, Mandy Bristol-Leverett said on Dec. 12 in a lecture entitled "Abolishing Modern-Day Slavery." Bristol-Leverett is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
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.