I am very happy to share our exciting news and accomplishments with our friends on campus and across the world. Since I became director in 2012, the Bobst Center has undergone significant reorientation and has implemented several new programmatic initiatives. I have created in Bobst an intellectual hub for a variety of programs directly linked to the Department of Politics, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies as well as the broader university community. Bobst now hosts a variety of events (graduate seminars, grant workshops, faculty workshops, manuscript workshops, guest lectures and conferences) reflecting the research interests of large segments of the University faculty and students. Under my leadership, Bobst has established a new collaborative relationship with the American University of Beirut (AUB) to enhance mutual cooperation, scholarly engagement, and research initiatives relating to peace and justice. Along with PIIRS, the Bobst Center now houses the Workshop on Arab Political Development, and uses this as a vehicle for graduate student mentoring and training. Finally, at Bobst we have instituted two new subprograms, the Program on Inequality led by Tali Mendelberg, Professor of Politics and the Program on Identities and Institutions, led by Rafaela Dancygier, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
Our programming for the coming academic year will bring many more events and activities!