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Resources

Resources

Princetonians have quickly risen to the challenge of social distancing by creating online resources to inspire wellness and comfort; pique learning and discovery; help students; and bring uplifting art, music and knowledge into your living room. Princeton University departments are posting online events and materials, faculty are creating online experiences, alumni volunteers are rallying digitally, and students and friends of the University are answering the call.

Check out how you can get engaged, and submit information about new resources to be featured here!

COMMUNITY

September 30, 4:30 pm EDT
Inclusive Teaching at Princeton

sociologist Anthony Jack, assistant professor of education at Harvard, engages in conversation with Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Their conversation will consider the campus lives of lower-income students, the “unwritten rules” or “hidden curriculum” of elite colleges, and the difference between “access” and “inclusion” at elite institutions. Jack will describe how class divides on campus create barriers to academic success — and share what schools can do to truly level the playing field. Register here.

August through September
Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey Virtual Series
This program is a 5-part discussion series, taking place from August to December 2020, outlining an action-oriented approach to dismantling racism in our own spheres through conscious decisions and intentional actions. This series can be deconstructed into 3 key activities that are taking place each month between August and December: volunteer facilitator orientations, public kick-off webinars, and private breakout sessions.

Letter from President Eisgruber on the University’s efforts to combat systemic racism
President Christopher L. Eisgruber has written to the University community to outline the next steps the University administration will take to address systemic racism at Princeton and beyond

Interfaith Responses to Racism
Resources from the Office of Religious Life, including texts, books, and event recordings.

Many Voices, One Future
Many Voices, One Future is Princeton’s central resource for greater diversity and inclusion for all members of the campus community — faculty, staff and students of all genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic status, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, ages, beliefs and cultural backgrounds.

Virtual Community Building Website
Led by Campus Life units and facilitated by the Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement (OWCE), the page contains resources for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students to reduce social isolation and encourage connections while on-campus opportunities are suspended due to COVID-19 precautions.

Care.Connection.Community
Campus Dining launched a new series to share messages, recipes, and continue to engage with students and the Princeton community.

 

FALL SEMESTER

The latest updates regarding Princeton’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year are on the Fall Term 2020 website.

Welcome to the Class of 2024
President Eisgruber’s Welcome to the Class of 2024
Virtual Step Sing
Pre-read Assembly with Jill Lepore

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Princeton’s Center for Career Development is actively seeking support from alumni to help students whose summer internships and jobs have been canceled because of the spread of COVID-19. The Center is asking alumni to provide opportunities to help students grow and learn professionally by creating or sharing virtual internships at their organizations, developing a project that can be worked on remotely, and connecting with students for one-on-one mock interviews, informational interviews and networking. Get involved »

The Center is also providing support and resources for undergraduate and graduate students for Spring and Summer 2020, including virtual advising appointments, guides and resources, online events and more.

GradFUTURES™ is a campus-wide professional development initiative empowering graduate students to envision their futures with clarity and confidence.

COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs from the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.

Funding initiatives to address COVID-19 challenges and racial justice.

 

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Upcoming Events

September 30, 4:00 pm EDT
Tiger Talks Digital:  Sustaining Impact in a Changing World
Hosted by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council with support from the Association of Black Princeton Alumni and Princeton Alumni Angels, this panel will highlight the work of Black impact investors in the Princeton community, and to discuss the role that impact investing has in investing in and collaborating with entrepreneurs who are leading the way towards mission-driven solutions for our society.

October 6, 3:30 pm EDT
Tiger2Tiger: The Art and Science of Customer Discovery
You have your idea. Your friends and family love it. In your gut you feel certain that it will succeed. Congratulations! Now it’s time to put your idea to the test via the customer discovery process, and iterate your business idea until you find true product:market fit.  This workshop is also relevant for founders who already have a product and traction.

October 7, 7:00 pm EDT
Debugging Democracy: Using Data, Math, and Law for Reform
Professor Sam Wang will give an overview of how democracy in the USA reached its crisis point, how to use data to diagnose the current situation, and discuss the upcoming November 2020 election. He will provide insight into redistricting to prevent gerrymandering and also share actionable items on how young people can get involved as poll watchers this election and in affecting the review of redistricting maps in 2021 based on the 2020 Federal Census. This event is co-sponsored by the AlumniCorps NJ area committee, PA3, A4P and PANYC. For questions, please email AlumniCorps NJ area committee co-chair Jean Trujillo *95 at jeantrujillo@gmail.com.

October 8, 12:00 pm EDT
TigerTalks Digital:  Why Entrepreneurs Choose France
The French entrepreneurial landscape is rapidly evolving and the diverse mix of panelists will share their perspectives on the transformations as well as the opportunities and challenges they present.

October 14, 6:30 pm EDT
Princeton Alumni Angels Virtual Pitch Event
Apply now to present your company and pitch to PAA during our Fall 2020 Pitch Events!

October 21, 12:00 pm EDT
Rick Grove ’79, Partner and CEO of Rutter Associates LLC
New York based firm Rutter Associates’ consulting practice encompasses a wide range of financial markets risk management and valuation advisory work for financial institutions, corporations and regulators in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to managing Rutter Associates, Rick’s own practice focuses on derivatives and structured credit products. He has acted as a consultant and expert on a variety of disputes being mediated, arbitrated or litigated in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Taipei.

October 26, 12:15 pm EDT
Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment Seminar: Steph Speirs *14
Steph is an entrepreneur and community builder with management experience in the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.  She co-founded and runs Solstice, an enterprise dedicated to radically expanding the number of American households that can take advantage of clean energy using community-shared solar farms. Solstice also invented the EnergyScore, a new, proprietary underwriting standard for solar customers that is simultaneously more accurate in predicting who will pay their utility bill and more inclusive of low-income Americans (than FICO credit scores, the industry standard).

November 17, 4:30 pm EST
The Princeton Fugitive Slave:  The Trials of James Collins Johnson
Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83 will be joined in conversation with Miguel Centeno, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Vice-Dean at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.  Innis is speaking as the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Distinguished Visitor.

 

Alumni-Faculty Forums 2020

A Reunions tradition for over 40 years, the Alumni-Faculty Forums (AFFs) continued virtually this year, bringing together alumni panelists from the major reunion classes and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni for discussions of a broad range of timely or timeless topics. All AFFs were recorded, and available on the Reunions website or via the links below:

Event Recordings

 

Webinar Recordings

A Conversation with Professor Beth Lew Williams, Asian American History
Professor Beth Lew-Williams shared her personal history, growing up in Davis, CA in a biracial family (her parents are of Jewish and Chinese heritage), and her subsequent journey to Old Nassau, as well as an overview of her recent book, which discusses the travails of Chinese immigrants in 19th century America, many of whom were systematically expelled from their communities via threats and physical violence. Anti-Chinese sentiment and behavior shaped US laws on citizenship and American society’s attitudes toward all non-citizen immigrants. Professor Lew-Williams’ book, entitled “The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America” has already won five awards, including the Ray Allen Billington Price and the Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians. Professor Lew-Williams is currently working on an article on “paper sons,” and her second book on “the policing of Chinese immigrants in 19th century America.”

Panel discussion on the award-winning film ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’
Over 130 enthusiastic alum tuned in to the panel discussion on the award-winning film ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’ on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020, organized by the A4P (Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton).

Panelists and moderator:
Chanterelle Sung ’00, a compliance director at Pfizer and once a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Jill Sung, President and CEO of Abacus Federal Savings Bank for over 12 years.
Vera Sung, a member of the Board of Directors for Abacus Federal Savings Bank and its closing attorney.
Mark Mitten, producer of the internationally acclaimed documentary ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’.
Ti-Hua Chang, the climate change investigative reporter for TYTinvestigates.com (Twitter @tihuachang).

The Sung sisters shared the family’s courageous journey through the five-year legal battle fighting mortgage fraud charges brought by the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. as well as stories around making the documentary, and discussed broader issues such as anti-Asian racism and violence. The event was hosted by Nancy Lin, co-chair of A4P; organized by Stella Zhang *16, Benny Mah ’82 and Sanna Lee ’20; co-sponsored by A4P, PANYC, PWN NYC, PCNC and PCSC.

Where We Come From and Where We’re Going 
In this author chat, Ann Tashi Slater ’84 talks with Amanda Dennis ’03. Ann reads from her work and discusses her writing process, as well as explores her Tibetan American identity, dialogue across generations and borders, and how we relate to our cultures of origin as we figure out where we come from and where we’re going. A Tokyo-based professor of American literature, Ann recently finished her first memoir; she contributes to The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Catapult, Guernica, the HuffPost, Tricycle, and others. She speaks and teaches workshops at Princeton, Columbia, Oxford, and The American University of Paris, as well as the Asia Society and The Rubin Museum of Art. This event was jointly hosted by Princeton Club of Japan (PCJ), Princeton Alumni Association of France (PAAF), Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), Princeton Women’s Network of NY (PWN NY) and Princeton Women’s Network of Princeton Area.

TigersHelping: Making a Difference in a COVID-19 World
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The Princeton Club of Philadelphia (PCOP) and the Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC), in collaboration with the Alumni Council’s Committee on Regional Associations (CORA), held a special panel of Princetonians who have made a meaningful positive impact in their communities at a time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Natalie Guo ’12, a Harvard Medical School student who founded Off Their Plate to help restaurants and health-care workers by seeking donations to provide meals to healthcare workers, initially in Boston before expanding to cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
  • Brian Jaffe ’06, who founded Covid Assist to connect people who need non-medical assistance during the coronavirus pandemic with volunteers who can lend them a hand
  • Raj Singh ’16, a digital healthcare consultant who founded Connect for COVID-19, an initiative to collect smartphones, tablets and laptops that can provide internet access for socially isolated patients at hospitals

Eric Schmidt ’76: A Q&A on digital innovation, privacy, and cybersecurity
Eric Schmidt, Princeton Class of ‘76, joined Markus Brunnermeier, Director of Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance, for a Q&A on digital innovation, privacy, and cybersecurity. Eric Schmidt is the former chairman and CEO of Google and co-founder of Schmidt Futures.

A New Day in NY Law Enforcement: Reimagining Law Enforcement & Police Oversight
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The Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC) held a panel on the future of law enforcement in New York with a panel of esteemed and experienced legal experts and law enforcement practitioners, including:

  • Alvin Bragg, the former Chief Deputy Attorney General in New York State. Alvin also served as the first Chief of a special unit that investigated police-involved killings and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and is currently a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney
  • Sharon Fairley ’82, a former federal prosecutor and police oversight professional who helped reform Chicago’s police accountability infrastructure and served as Chief of Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Sharon now teaches law full-time at University of Chicago Law School
  • Catherine Fisk ’83, the Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where she teaches and writes on labor and employment law, the legal profession, and civil procedure
  • Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Suffolk County’s 67th Sheriff and the county’s first African-American to be elected to a non-judicial countywide office. Sheriff Toulon has more than 30 years of criminal-justice experience, having previously served as a the Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the New York City Department of Correction

Reaching for Hope in a COVID-19 World: A PANYC Fireside Chat with Pulitzer Prize Winning Authors Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn *88
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Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn *88, a renowned journalistic team, have traveled the world and lived for many years in Asia, where their work won them the first Pulitzer Prize granted to a husband and wife. In this fireside chat, hosted by the Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC), Nick and Sheryl discuss their new book Tightrope and consider the human dimension of COVID-19, including the nature of the political and pandemic response and the ways in which COVID-19 has most impacted the most vulnerable in our communities.

The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson; A PANYC Book Talk with Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83
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A virtual book talk with Dr. Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83, hosted by The Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC). In The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson, author Lolita Buckner Inniss offers a fresh, complex and nuanced new vantage from which to view the connection between the institution of slavery and American colleges and universities. Her book is a micro-history that follows its subject James Collins Johnson from life on the margins as an enslaved man in Maryland, as a fugitive who undergoes a sensational trial for re-enslavement, and as a nominally free man in a northern college town governed by southern sensibilities. Princeton University recently honored James Collins Johnson by naming East Pyne Arch after him.

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
Eddie Glaude Jr. *97 and Cornel West discuss the enduring legacy of James Baldwin and lessons from his work for confronting racism today. Co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books.

Reunions 2020 Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference
Sponsored by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Racial Crisis in America, “Do You Hear Me Now? It’s Time to Begin Again!”
With Dr. Eddie Glaude *97, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University; Sam Frisby, Mercer County Freeholder; John Harmon, CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce; Jeannine Larue, LaRueList Cafe Program Sponsor

Race in the COVID Era: What America’s History of Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today
This virtual panel sponsored by the Associate Provost for International Affairs and Operations and the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity discussed strategies to address marginalization and empower impacted communities, featuring Andy Kim, Congressman from New Jersey’s 3rd District; Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History; Keith Wailoo, Chair of the Department of History and the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs; Helen Zia ’73, activist and author; and Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Associate Provost for International Affairs.

Part 2 of COVID-19 Webinar Series: Fiscal, Monetary, and Health Policy Responses and Implications for the Economic Outlook
A discussion with Alan Blinder ’67, Bill Dudley and Jessica Metcalf moderated by Senator Bill Frist ’74. Sponsored by the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies in collaboration with the Center for Health and Wellbeing and a Second Opinion Podcast with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

COVID-19 Webinar: Fiscal, monetary and health policy responses and implications for the economic outlook
The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies in collaboration with the Center for Health and Wellbeing and a Second Opinion Podcast with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies, 2020 Princeton Reunions Virtual Talk
A conversation with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell ’75 and Professor Alan Blinder ’67

COVID-19 in India with Prof. Ramanan Laxminarayan
The Princeton Club of India held a discussion with Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan on “COVID-19 in India: How We Got Here,” in an exclusive virtual session. Dr. Laxminarayan is an economist and epidemiologist who has been an advisor to the WHO and World Bank & served President Obama on the Council of Advisors on Science & Technology’s antimicrobial resistance working group. He is currently Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton Environmental Institute and Director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy.

Pandemic Ethics: An Afternoon Discussion with Professor Peter Singer
As the world grapples with the devastation of COVID–19, we are confronted with fundamental moral choices. How do we make decisions, what considerations do we need to factor in? To discuss this, FICCI and The Princeton Club of India joined Peter Singer, often considered to be the world’s most influential living philosopher, to discuss “Pandemic Ethics” in an exclusive webinar.

Class of 1992 Discussion Panel – COVID-19 Crisis: Medical Response
The first of two discussion panels with members of the Great Class of ’92 working on the COVID pandemic offers perspectives from medical professionals including: Evan Garfein, MD, Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Melinda Kantsiper, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital; Raphael Landovitz, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Sara Hougen Poggi, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist; Medical Director, Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA; Kari Rosenkranz, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Surgery, Program Director for General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Coping With COVID-19: Dealing With Stress, Adversity and Isolation in a Stay-at-Home and Virtual World
Password:  9M&&15.2.  The Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC) is delighted to present a webinar featuring Dr. Calvin Chin (Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Princeton’s Health Services), Rabbi Julie Roth (Princeton Center for Jewish Life), Dr. Erica Reischer ’92 (Psychologist, Author & Parent Educator) and Rev. Kate Dunn ’88 (Associate Pastor for Congregational Care & Outreach, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church) that aims to assist those dealing with stress, adversity, isolation, frustration, fear and loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and coping with a Stay-at-Home and Virtual world.

The Economy and Markets in the Time of Coronavirus
A 1746 Society Webinar presented by G. Scott Clemons ’90, Partner, Chief Investment Strategist, Private Wealth Management, Brown Brothers Harriman. The COVID-19 crisis poses unprecedented challenges to public health, our economy, and financial markets. Even when the health risks begin to recede, the task of restarting economic growth looms large, with implications for businesses and investors alike. This webinar will consider the economy and financial markets in the age of COVID-19.

Financial Literacy & Mastering Money: A PANYC Webinar with Norm Champ ’85
The Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC) presented a webinar featuring Norm Champ ’85 that aims to help Americans learn the fundamentals of getting their finances in order so they can invest in the future and take their financial destiny back into their own hands.

Norm Champ ’85 is a Partner in the Investment Funds Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he heads up the Regulatory Solutions practice. Previously, Norm was the Director of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was a leader of the agency’s work with the Financial Stability Oversight Council as the Council turned its attention to whether asset management firms are “systemically significant.” Prior to becoming Director of the Division of Investment Management, Norm was the Deputy Director of the SEC’s National Exam Program where he supervised examinations of industry participants, including investment advisers, and worked on crisis management efforts at securities firms to protect customers of those firms. Norm has an A.B., summa cum laude, in History from Princeton University (1985) and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He was a Fulbright Scholar at King’s College London where he received his M.A. in War Studies.

CORA Webinar: Princeton is Where You Are: Bringing Tigers Together in a Virtual Age
Presented by Rob Wolk ’91, CORA Chair and President of the Princeton Association of NYC; Trey Farmer ’93, CORA member and Immediate Past President of the Princeton Club Southwest Florida; and Stephanie Bachas-Daunert ’10, Co-President of the Princeton Club of Northern California

Princeton Old Guard Share Their Experience During Covid-19 Crisis
Four Princeton Class of 1968 members share their experience and their special skills in dealing with the Covid-19 Virus. Bob Schoene, a Pulmonary Care Specialist, Bob Mauterstock, a Certified Financial Planner, Jeff Bourne, a Pediatrician, and Bob Weber, A Clinical Psychologist reveal insights based on their own extensive knowledge

Understanding the Science Behind the COVID-19 Pandemic – Critical Information to Make Informed Decisions
James (Jaime) Martiney ’85 P14
earned his BA in Biology from Princeton and PhD in Experimental Pathology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jaime has 30+ years of experience teaching STEM-related graduate-level, upper-level and intro-level courses for science, pre-health career, and non-science majors. Jaime served for fourteen years in the United States Navy Reserves, Medical Service Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, where he trained to strategically prepare and respond to biological warfare events, global pandemics and disaster preparedness.

ONLINE LECTURES & WEBINARS

Check entries for dates and times, if applicable. 

Academic/Learning Opportunities available from the Alumni Association of Princeton University

Princeton Journeys’ Live Lectures

Archive of University lectures on Princeton Media Central

Coursera: Listen in on select courses at coursera.org/princeton.

African American Studies

Art

  • Sculpture and the Spirit of the University:  Princeton’s Commitment to Public Art
    Presented by Chief Curator Juliana Ochs Dweck, the talk will showcase highlights from the University’s campus art collection, from 1969 to 2019, with details on how a range of commissioned works of public art were made and installed, and how their presence and meaning are constantly reinterpreted.
    September 30, 5:30 pm EDT
  • Curatorial Conversation with Paula Wilson
    Multimedia artist Paula Wilson uses sculpture, collage, painting, installation, and printmaking methods such as silkscreen, lithography, and woodblock to create monumental works and installation environments that narrate her experience as a biracial black woman.
    October 1, 5:30 pm EDT
  • Looking at 17th-Century Dutch Paintings
    Join Ronni Baer, Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, for a virtual visit to the planned installation of 17th-century Dutch paintings at the Princeton University Art Museum.  She will introduce you to works that haven’t often been on view, place familiar paintings into new contexts, share discoveries resulting from ongoing research, and explore a recent acquisition or two.
    October 8, 5:30 pm EDT
  • Curators and Conservators Collaboration:  The Study of 17th-Century Dutch Painting at Princeton
    Join Bart Devolder, Conservator, and Ronni Baer, Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, as they discuss their preparations—discovery, examination, treatment, and study—for an installation of the Art Museum’s 17th-century Dutch paintings, the cornerstone of Baer’s fall Freshman Seminar, “Just Looking.”
    October 21, 5:30 pm EDT
  • Artist Talk:  Duane Michals
    Widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and the essential use of text in his images, Duane Michals is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century. Michals will lead a candid discussion touching on topics such as metaphysics, personal identity, the nature of memory, photography, and filmmaking. Introduced by Art Museum Director James Steward.
    October 22, 5:30 pm EDT
  • Artist Talk:  Vik Muniz
    Photographer Vik Muniz is best known for his recreations of seminal artworks in history using everyday materials, from images torn from magazines to junk to powdered pigments. Muniz will discuss his career as well as his creative process and his latest production in the face of the pandemic.
    November 12, 5:30 pm EST
  • Walker Evans: Starting from Scratch
    In her new book, the renowned art historian Svetlana Alpers has given us a magisterial account of a great twentieth-century artist. “Walker Evans”urges us to look anew at the act of seeing the world to reconsider how Evans saw his subjects, how he saw his photographs, and how we can see his images as if for the first time.  She is joined by Katherine Bussard, curator of photography at Princeton University’s Art Museum.
    November 18, 6:00 pm EST
  • Panel Discussion, Picturing Pandemics: From the Distant Past to the Recent Present
    Join Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas; Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings; Veronica White, Curator of Academic Programs; and Robbie LeDesma, a Princeton graduate student in Molecular Biology, for a discussion of objects in the Museum’s collections related to pandemics, ranging from the ancient Americas to contemporary times.
    November 20, 2:00 pm EST
  • Designing a New Art Museum with Architect Sir David Adjaye and Museum Director James Steward
    In this richly illustrated talk, Sir David Adjaye and Museum Director James Steward reveal the design for the new Museum, slated to open in 2024.  This talk explores the ways in which the new Museum will present new approaches to collections display, break down barriers to participation, invite entry by all, and shape new ways of encountering art.
  • Princeton University Art Museum, LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography Exhibition Tour
    You can now explore the exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography through this 29-minute virtual tour, hosted by curator Katherine Bussard.  Offering an in-depth look at the photography featured in Life magazine throughout its weekly run from 1936 to 1972.
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Online Drawing Classes (all ages) Recorded Lessons
  • Princeton University Art Museum Virtual Tour
  • Princeton University Art Museum: Museum Video Archive
  • Princeton University Library: Digital PUL: Selections from Princeton’s Digital Repository

Athletics

Classics

  • Book Discussion, “Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe”
    Between the twelfth and the sixteenth centuries, European Christians used in worship a plethora of objects, not only prayer books, statues, and paintings but also pieces of natural materials considered to carry holiness, dolls representing Jesus and Mary, and even bits of consecrated bread and wine thought to be miraculously preserved flesh and blood.  Caroline Bynum is Professor emerita in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study. Brooke Holmes is Professor of Classics at Princeton University.
    October 27, 6:00 pm EDT
  • Princeton University Classics Department video recorded lectures
    Various topics from Roman citizenship in Egypt to Mythmaking.

Creative Writing

  • C. K. Williams Reading by Rabih Alameddine
    The Lewis Center for the Arts hosts a reading by fiction writer Rabih Alameddine, author of five novels and a book of short stories whose sixth novel, The Wrong End of the Telescope, will be published by Grove in Spring/Summer 2021, and several Program in Creative Writing students. Zoom link to be announced. September 30, 6:00 pm EDT

Economics

English

Entrepreneurship

  • Tiger Talks Digital:  Sustaining Impact in a Changing World
    Hosted by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council with support from the Association of Black Princeton Alumni and Princeton Alumni Angels, this panel will highlight the work of Black impact investors in the Princeton community, and to discuss the role that impact investing has in investing in and collaborating with entrepreneurs who are leading the way towards mission-driven solutions for our society.
    September 30, 4:00 pm EDT
  • Tiger2Tiger: The Art and Science of Customer Discovery
    You have your idea. Your friends and family love it. In your gut you feel certain that it will succeed. Congratulations! Now it’s time to put your idea to the test via the customer discovery process, and iterate your business idea until you find true product:market fit.  This workshop is also relevant for founders who already have a product and traction.
    October 6, 3:30 pm EDT
  • TigerTalks Digital:  Why Entrepreneurs Choose France
    The French entrepreneurial landscape is rapidly evolving and the diverse mix of panelists will share their perspectives on the transformations as well as the opportunities and challenges they present.
    October 8, 12:00 pm EDT
  • Princeton Alumni Angels Virtual Pitch Event
    Apply now to present your company and pitch to PAA during our Fall 2020 Pitch Events!
    October 14, 6:30 pm EDT
  • New Jersey’s Opportunities in the Covid-19 Innovation Economy
    Leaders from New Jersey government, industry, academia, and the investment community will discuss strategies and resources for accelerating innovation in New Jersey in the COVID economy. In this virtual event, speakers will provide the latest information on financial resources, government programs and strategies, inclusive innovation, academic innovation and entrepreneurial resources all with a goal to keep the innovation ecosystem in New Jersey growing!
    October 14 – 15
  • Princeton Innovation Engage 2020
    Explore the possibilities at Princeton’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference.  This multi-day, virtual conference will help create new connections among Princeton innovators and leaders in entrepreneurship, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government in the state, regional and global innovation ecosystems.  Registration will open October 2. Sign up to receive conference information.  Open to Alumni, External Partners, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers, Staff, The Public, Undergraduates
    November 4-6

Environment

Ethics

  • Why Vegan? How to Eat Ethically, Peter Singer and Andrew Chignell in Conversation
    Even before the publication of his seminal Animal Liberation in 1975, Peter Singer, one of the greatest moral philosophers of our time, unflinchingly challenged the ethics of eating animals.  Professor Singer is joined by fellow philosopher Professor Andrew Chignell to discuss the ethics of the choices we make about food every day.  Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.  Andrew Chignell is professor at Princeton University with appointments in Religion, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values.
    December 8, 6:00 pm EST

Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • The Privileged Poor
    Anthony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University in conversation with Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Katzman-Ernst Professor in Economics and Education
    This conversation will consider the campus lives of lower-income students, the “unwritten rules” or “hidden curriculum” of elite colleges, and the difference between “access” and “inclusion” at elite institutions.
    September 30, 4:30 pm EDT
  • Displaced, Erased, Unseen:  Representations of Latinx Bodies in Contemporary Art
    Join us for a live webinar roundtable featuring Princeton faculty from across disciplines considering the strategies used by Latinx artists to combat the social and political forces that obscure the lived experiences of marginalized communities. The panel will engage recent scholarship on the representation of Latinx bodies and feature work by Latin American artists recently added to the Princeton Art Museum’s collections.
    November 13, 2:00 pm EST
  • The Princeton Fugitive Slave:  The Trials of James Collins Johnson
    Lolita Buckner Inniss will be joined in conversation with Miguel Centeno, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Vice-Dean at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.  Innis is speaking as the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Distinguished Visitor.
    November 17, 4:30 pm EST
  • Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey Virtual Series
    This program is a 5-part discussion series, taking place from August to December 2020, outlining an action-oriented approach to dismantling racism in our own spheres through conscious decisions and intentional actions. This series can be deconstructed into 3 key activities that are taking place each month between August and December: volunteer facilitator orientations, public kick-off webinars, and private breakout sessions.
  • Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology, and the New Jim Code
    African American Studies professor Ruha Benjamin and University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts discuss Policing without Police.
  • “On Honesty and Courage”
    Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George and Professor Emeritus Cornel West discuss the two scholars’ recent op-ed in the Boston Globe with The Daily Princetonian’s Marie-Rose Sheinerman.
  • Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
    Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West discuss the enduring legacy of James Baldwin and lessons from his work for confronting racism today. Co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books.
  • Juneteenth Lunch and Learn
    With Dr. Justin Dunnavant, postdoctoral scholar (Historical Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, and Africana Studies) at Vanderbilt University. Sponsored by the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Black Leadership Alliance Committee.
  • Cornel West discusses racism, Black Lives Matter, and the 2020 Election
    Dr. Cornel West sits down with The Daily Princetonian’s Sam Kagan to discuss ongoing protests, where they fit into the historical timeline, and what we can expect as a nation moving forward.
  • Video: Professor Joshua Guild discusses protests, policing, and a hope of structural change and tells Ergene Kim of The Daily Princetonian about his experience at a New York protest.
  • Interfaith Responses to Racism
    Resources from the Office of Religious Life, including texts, books, and event recordings.
  • Racial Crisis in America, “Do You Hear Me Now? It’s Time to Begin Again!”
    With Dr. Eddie Glaude *97, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University; Sam Frisby, Mercer County Freeholder; John Harmon, CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce; Jeannine Larue, LaRueList Cafe Program Sponsor
  • Race in the COVID Era: What America’s History of Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today
    This virtual panel sponsored by the Associate Provost for International Affairs and Operations and the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity discussed strategies to address marginalization and empower impacted communities, featuring Andy Kim, Congressman from New Jersey’s 3rd District; Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History; Keith Wailoo, Chair of the Department of History and the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs; Helen Zia, Class of 1973, activist and author; and Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Associate Provost for International Affairs.
  • Black Skin, White Masks:  Racism, Vulnerability & Refuting Black Pathology
    Professor Ruha Benjamin discusses the idea that “viruses don’t discriminate” conceals the fact that the virus is not simply a biological entity, but a biopolitical reality which travels along well-worn patterns of inequity.

Finance

  • Book Talk:  “Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry”
    Since the Global Financial Crisis, a surge of interest in the use of finance as a tool to address social and economic problems suggests the potential for a generational shift in how the finance industry operates and is perceived. In Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry (Cambridge University Press), J.C. de Swaan seeks to improve finance from within and help restore its focus on serving society by suggesting a framework for acting virtuously in finance and shining a light on inspiring individuals in the industry. In doing so, he challenges traditional concepts of success in the industry. This will also engage readers outside of finance who are concerned about the industry’s impact on society.  JC de Swaan is a lecturer in the economics department at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Bendheim Center for Finance, and a partner at Cornwall Capital, a New York-based investment fund.
    October 14, 4:30 pm EDT
  • Rick Grove ’79, Partner and CEO of Rutter Associates LLC
    New York based firm Rutter Associates’ consulting practice encompasses a wide range of financial markets risk management and valuation advisory work for financial institutions, corporations and regulators in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to managing Rutter Associates, Rick’s own practice focuses on derivatives and structured credit products. He has acted as a consultant and expert on a variety of disputes being mediated, arbitrated or litigated in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Taipei.
    October 21, 12:00 pm EDT
  • The Bendheim Center: Eric Schmidt ’76, former chairman and CEO of Google and co-founder of Schmidt Futures on digital innovation, privacy, and cybersecurity.
  • The Bendheim Center: Paul Krugman ,The audacity of slope:  How fast a recovery?
    Krugman is Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, the Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a columnist at the New York Times, and a 2008 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics
  • The Bendheim Center for Finance, Angus Deaton, What COVID-19 means for inequality and ‘Deaths of Despair.’ 
    Nobel Laureate Sir Angus Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University.
  • The Bendheim Center for Finance, Harold James on COVID-19, debt monetization, and lessons from war financing
    James is a Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University.
  • The Bendheim Center for Finance, Ramanan Laxminarayan on integrating economics and epidemiology to fight COVID-19
    Laxminarayan is a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at the Princeton Environmental Institute and Founder and Director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi.
  • The Bendheim Center for Finance Webinars

German

  • Martin Luther’s Pamphlet Wars:  Owning Language, Dispossessing Speech
    Barbara N. Nagel, Assistant Professor of German, Robert Remsen Laidlaw ’04
    This talk will juxtapose two rhetorical strategies that emanate from Martin Luther’s pamphlet-wars: on the one hand, Luther’s abundant and uncommon use of possessives in “Open Letter on Translating” (“my language,” “my testament”, “my bible,” “my translation”), i.e. formulations, which are in obvious tension with the Paulinian concept of grace; and, on the other hand, Luther’s repeated attempts to disown his own speech in some of his most hateful pamphlets (e.g. “Against the Peasants,” “Against Hans Worst,” “Of the Jews and Their Lies”) by way of the rhetorical figure of praeteritio.
    October 2, 12:00 pm EDT

History

  • Works in Progress, Kevin Kruse, Professor of History, Princeton University, “The Division: John Doar, the Justice Department and the Civil Rights Movement” 
    For more information including the Zoom link, email Jennifer Goldman at jhoule@princeton.edu.
    November 10, 4:30 pm EDT
  • Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past:  Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health
    With history as our guide, this forum of epidemic experts explores how people and societies in former eras responded to pandemic challenges.  What perspective does their experience offer for the present?  What guidance does the past provide for the future of public health, health care and public policy?  Seven panels organized by Keith Wailoo, Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs. Chair, Department of History.
  • James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Statesmanship in Times of Crisis with Allen C. Guelzo and Robert P. George
    Dr. Guelzo is one of our country’s preeminent historians. History will not necessarily provide a roadmap, but perhaps reflection on historical cases can teach us some lessons in safely navigating the highways when there is not roadmap at hand.
  • Free crowdsourced American history curriculum developed by American scholars, by Professor Rhae Lynn Barnes

Journalism

  • Nationalists, Refugees and Artists:  A Decade Reporting from Europe
    Rachel Donadio, a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism in the Program in Journalism, is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. Based in Paris, she covers politics and culture across Europe with a focus on populism, migration, feminism and the history of ideas. Donadio previously wrote for The New York Times and the Times Book Review, and appears regularly on TV and radio in Europe and the United States. Discussant David Bellos is Meredith Howland Pyne Professor of French Literature and professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature.
    October 15, 12:00 pm EDT

Math

Music

Neuroscience

Philosophy

Policy

Politics

  • An America’s Founding and Future Lecture:  Living or Imperial? The Mutating Presidency Under a Living Constitution
    Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, James Monroe Distiguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, and Keith E. Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University.  Moderated by Matthew J. Franck, Associate Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
    October 6, 4:30 pm EDT
  • Election 2020: Is the Constitution Up to the Task?
    Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University, and Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School. Moderated by Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities; Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, Princeton University
    October 29, 4:30 pm EDT
  • Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of the Coronavirus
    Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale University and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
    November 18, 4:30 pm EST
  • Ambassador Samantha Power in Conversation with Deborah Amos
    Ambassador Samantha Power is the former U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and the William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She will be joined in conversation with Deborah Amos, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence at Princeton and award-winning international correspondent for NPR News.
    November 19, 5:00 pm EST
  • Politics & Polls: A Conversation with Princeton Vote100
    View a recording of Princeton professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang from the “Politics & Polls” podcast in conversation with Emma Parish ’21 and Kesavan Srivilliputhur ’23, two fellows from Princeton’s student-led Vote100 campaign, as they discussed Vote100 goals and mission, how to increase voter participation in the 2020 election and more.
  • Democracy Now:  Something is Wrong in America with Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    On March 16, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Medicare for All, the climate crisis, Joe Biden’s record and whether or not the U.S. needs a revolution.

Princeton Journeys

  • Einstein in Bohemia
    Michael Gordin, Professor of History; Director, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
    Join Professor of History Michael Gordin as he discusses his most recent book, Einstein in Bohemia, which follows the intertwined paths of Albert Einstein and the city of Prague across the twentieth century.
    September 30, 4:30 pm EDT
  • The Influence of Place in Jazz Music
    Rudresh Mahanthappa, Director of Jazz
    Join a lively conversation with Director of Jazz Rudresh Mahanthappa, widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st century. Mahanthappa, who was born in Trieste, Italy, brought up in Boulder, Colorado, studied in Texas, Boston and Chicago before settling in New York, discusses the influence of place (city, region, and country) on the creation of jazz music.
    October 21, 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • Women Who Changed How We See the Universe
    Jo DunkleyProfessor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
    In this lecture, Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley explains what she has learned from three remarkable female astronomers, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Vera Rubin, and how they have changed the universe.
    November 18, 4:30 p.m. EST
  • Battle Lab: The Battle of Princeton in the Past and Present
    Rachael DeLue, Chair and Professor in American Art
    We invite you to think outside of the classroom and explore the past in revolutionary-era Princeton and the physical remains of the legendary battle between American and British forces on January 3, 1777. What happened on that day? In this lecture, Chair and Professor in American Art Rachael DeLue, will discuss how she and Professor Nathan Arrington have teamed up to help students answer this question though a new interdisciplinary course.
    December 2, 4:30 p.m. EST

Princeton Research Day 2020

  • An annual celebratory event to bring researchers together with the general public and the broader Princeton community.  The presentations showcase the diversity of research projects by undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and other early career scholars.
    View 2020 PRD Featured Videos

Psychology

  • Too Much Information:  Understanding What You Don’t Know
    Please join us for a discussion between two acclaimed social scientists of how information can make us happy or miserable, and why we sometimes avoid it and sometimes seek it out.  Cass R. Sunstein, Professor at Harvard Law School, was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. He is the author of, among other books, The Cost-Benefit Revolution, How Change Happens, and Nudge. Eldar Shafir is Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is a behavioral scientist and economist and the co-author of the influential book Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.
    October 20, 6:00 pm EDT

Theater

  • All Her Power:  The 50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Coeducation Theater Project
    The first undergraduate co-ed class arrived at Princeton University in the fall of 1969. In celebration of this milestone in 2019, the Program in Theater facilitated journalistic research by three generations of Princeton women—current students, professional artist alumnae, and the first generation of graduating women—to culminate in a theatrical event exploring the experiences of women at the University.
    October 30, 8:00 pm EDT

Healthcare and COVID-19

General

  • 3 Takeaways: Features intimate conversations and insights from the world’s best thinkers, business leaders, writers, politicians, scientists and other newsmakers. Each episode ends with the 3 key takeaways the leading figure has learned over their career. Hosted by Lynn Thoman ’77.
  • The She Roars podcast shares the stories of Princeton women.
  • PAWcast: The Princeton Alumni Weekly’s podcast features interviews with alumni on a range of topics.

African American Studies

Athletics

  • Princeton Tigers:  The official podcast channel of Princeton University Athletics

Classics

  • Aesop and the Fables
    Trace the origin and meaning of Aesop’s fables and explore what they can teach us about understanding our won extraordinary times with three world experts including Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06, Associate Professor of Classics

English

Entrepreneurship

Finance

  • Finance Simplified with Rohan Gupta: Simplifying Brexit with Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs

History

Music

  • Her/Music: Her/Story by Donna Weng Friedman ’80, shines a light on the under-looked work of women composers.

Philosophy

Policy

Politics

Sociology

Technology

  • Cookies: Tech Security & Privacy
    Technology has transformed our lives, but there are hidden tradeoffs we make as we take advantage of these new tools. This podcast, produced by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, focuses on how consumers are so often the product when it comes to gadgets, apps and social media platforms.

Theater

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Art

Cooking

Educational Resources

For Families

Music

Reading / Watching

Theater

  • All Her Power:  The 50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Coeducation Theater Project
    The first undergraduate co-ed class arrived at Princeton University in the fall of 1969. In celebration of this milestone in 2019, the Program in Theater facilitated journalistic research by three generations of Princeton women—current students, professional artist alumnae, and the first generation of graduating women—to culminate in a theatrical event exploring the experiences of women at the University.
    October 30, 8:00 pm EDT

Writing

  • C. K. Williams Reading by Rabih Alameddine
    The Lewis Center for the Arts hosts a reading by fiction writer Rabih Alameddine, author of five novels and a book of short stories whose sixth novel, The Wrong End of the Telescope, will be published by Grove in Spring/Summer 2021, and several Program in Creative Writing students. Zoom link to be announced. September 30, 6:00 pm EDT
  • #QuarantineWritingHour led by Amy Cuddy *05

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Fitness and Health

Reflection and Spirituality

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