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February 2017

BEIRUT Conference: Social Justice in the Arab World Since 2010: Changing Conditions, Mobilizations, and Policies

February 2 - February 3
American University of Beirut,
Beirut, Lebanon
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A two day academic conference held in Beirut, Lebanon, Cosponsored by the American University of Beirut's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Download conference booklet  - Follow live on Twitter #AUBPU Video on YouTube In this conference, we seek to assess social movement changes and emerging social justice policies, or the lack thereof, in the Arab world since 2010 - at both the national and local policy levels.…

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Incentivizing Incarceration: A Panel on the Privatization of Prisons and Detention Centers

February 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
McCormick 101

Join Students for Prison Education and Reform and Princeton Private Prison Divest for a panel discussion on the impact of the privatization of prisons and immigrant detention centers on facility conditions and the resulting human and civil rights violations. A Donald Trump presidency poses grave consequences for the future of immigration detention and mass incarceration in this country--it is important now more than ever to critically reflect on the harsh realities of incentivized incarceration. This event is part of an ongoing campaign…

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February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Robertson Hall, Room 016
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NEW DATE (due to snowstorm): TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 4:30pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University has organized a Workshop and Conversation to be held Thursday, February 9 in Robertson Hall, Room 016. Participants in this discussion are: Kathryn Abrams, LAPA Fellow, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Amaney Jamal, Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and…

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North Korea Inside Out: Beyond the Impasse: Ji Seong-Ho

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall,
Princeton University
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Princeton for North Korean Human Rights (PNKHR) presents its 2017 annual intercollegiate conference - North Korea Inside Out: Beyond the Impasse. Join us for a discussion on the current situation of North Korea and how to improve it! Free breakfast and lunch will be served. When: Saturday, February 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: Dodds Auditorium (Robertson 100), Woodrow Wilson School Building Our speakers include: Ji Seong-Ho - North Korean Defector | Lost his left hand and foot during the famine in…

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March 2017

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - March 4 @ 7:00 pm

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration will take place at Princeton University on March 3rd and 4th, 2017. Seeking Refuge is the second Poverty and Peacemaking series hosted by Princeton's Office of Religious Life and the Community of Sant'Egidio, and cosponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, among other entities on campus. This conference is by invitation only. Please reach out to Maya Wahrman, Program Officer, to express interest, questions, or input. If you are a current Princeton…

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The Afterlives of Torture: Executive Power versus International Law in the Age of Trump – Lisa Hajjar

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219

The Afterlives of Torture: Executive Power versus International Law in the Age of Trump Donald Trump ran for president and won on a platform that included the pledge to bring back waterboarding and other torture techniques. Within days of taking office, he signed executive orders that would indicate his intention to make good on that pledge. The question of whether the United States could or should resurrect a torture policy has become, again, a topic of fierce debate. In this…

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Blood, Treasure and Tears: The Costs of the War on Terror

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Computer Science Bldg, Room 104,
Olden Street
Princeton , 08544
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Speaker Neta C. Crawford is the official author of the two scholarly papers related to the project published by the Institute. She is a co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University and Professor of Political Science at Boston University where her teaching focuses on international relations theory, international ethics and normative change. Her research interests include international relations theory, normative theory, foreign policy decision making, sanctions, peace movements, discourse ethics, post-conflict peacebuilding, research design, utopian science fiction, and emotion.…

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April 2017

The Politics of Counting: Pro-Regime Media Strategy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219
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Dr. Narges Bajoghli, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University. This event is organized by The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University and supported by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice.   The Politics of Counting: Pro-Regime Media Strategy in the Islamic Republic of Iran If successful, every revolutionary movement eventually faces a dilemma: how does the commitment to the revolutionary project get transmitted from…

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WAPD Grad Colloquium, WAPD Public Events » QrC WAPD Public Lecture: Professor David Waldner

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Corwin Hall, Room 127,
Prospect Ave
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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David Waldner, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs and director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Virginia will give a public lecture, "Late to the Party: Middle East Party Systems from the Interwar Period to the Post-Arab Spring." This talk is cosponsored with the Department of Politics Qualitative Research Colloquium and held in Corwin room 127. Professor Waldner is the author of State Building and Late Development (Cornell University Press, 1999) and “Policy History: Regimes,”…

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Healing, Coalition Building, and Decolonization: NEQTPOC Conference at Princeton

April 7 - April 8
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