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Yuval Levin lectures on the decay of American institutions

“We know that we are losing social capital, but don't know how to replenish it,” said Yuval Levin, Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and editor of National Affairs. “Institutions are part of an answer to that question, but the crisis that we face is that we have been loosing the knack for treating our institutions as formative. In this way, we’ve come instead to treat them as performative, as platforms, stages for us to perform on.”

Former ambassador Kurtzer granted Adlai Stevenson Award

Former U.S. ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, the recipient of the 2017 Adlai Stevenson Award, was not optimistic that the United States could help the world through “the bully pulpit” because of a lack of respect from the international community. “The prerequisite for making that bully pulpit work is that we been seen as a leader internationally, that we be respected internationally,” Kurtzer said.

Bhatia-Gautier ‘86 announced as Baccalaureate speaker

Bhatia-Gautier is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. As an undergraduate, Bhatia-Gautier concentrated in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs. He was a member of the Princeton Democratic Students Association and Student Council and participated in the student movement against apartheid in South Africa. This early political engagement carried over into a long career in American and Puerto Rican public service.

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