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October 2019

Restoring the Global Judiciary

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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RSVP required: Click here. Please join the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for a lunchtime book talk with Martin Flaherty, to discuss Restoring the Global Judiciary. From the Princeton University Press: "In the past several decades, there has been a growing chorus of voices contending that the Supreme Court and federal judiciary should stay out of foreign affairs and leave the field to Congress and the president. Challenging this idea, Restoring the Global Judiciary argues instead for a…

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History, Tragedy, and Comedy: The Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10 – $15

Baseball historian John Zinn brings little-known baseball lore to light (what were they ‘dodging’ in Brooklyn?) expanding on details featured in Morven’s exhibition. Mr. Zinn’s book available for purchase and signing separately following discussion. Ticket includes same-day museum admission. The museum galleries will be open from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

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Richard E. Miller: On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Author Richard E. Miller discusses his book that explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. He will be joined by David J. Sherry, chief information security officer at Princeton University, in a moderated discussion about the issues of privacy raised in his research. In his book Miller, a professor at Rutgers University, examines the 2010 suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington…

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Author William Bryant Logan talks about Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

The author discusses his latest book, "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees," a rediscovery of the lost traditions of tree pruning that sustained human life and culture for thousands of years. Logan is a certified arborist and the author of  the acclaimed books: "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth," "Oak: The Frame of Civilization," and "Air: The Restless Shaper of the World." He is a faculty member at New York Botanical Garden. Princeton Public Library Community Room.

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Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Princeton Medical Center

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Medical Center, 1 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ United States
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Kyle Carpenter, the nation’s youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, will share his inspiring message of finding purpose in life and living to one’s fullest potential during a special event at the Princeton Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct.15 at 7 p.m. As a young Marine stationed in Afghanistan in 2010, Carpenter dove onto a live grenade to protect a fellow Marine. Amazingly, he survived the attack and recovered after a dozen surgeries over the course of three years. He recovered…

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Emergency politics as emergency claim-making

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Washington Road, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ United States
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While at Princeton University, Jennifer Rubenstein was a member of the 2005-2008 Society of Fellows' cohort and a lecturer in the Department of Politics. Presently she is an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia specializing in political theory.

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The Prophet Jeremiah and His Legacy

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$40.00

This course will examine the life and career of the prophet Jeremiah, both in his own time and how it was seen in later times. The first session will survey the information that can be gathered about Jeremiah from the pages of the Bible itself; the second will follow his memory across later ages: what did later communities of Jews seek to learn from him, and how (if at all) did they try to apply his prophecies to their own…

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Institute for Advanced Study Public Lecture: Primes and Knots

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wolfenson Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, 08540
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In mathematics, there are many surprising parallels between problems in the theory of numbers and questions in three-dimensional geometry.  Akshay Venkatesh, Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor, IAS School of Mathematics will explain some of this story and how it continues to inform research. 

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Stone Hill Church presents “Reading Science and the Bible Together: Parables that Teach Science and Faith”

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Hill Church of Princeton, 1025 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Stone Hill Science presents an important lecture on Science and Christianity: Reading Science and the Bible Together: Parables that Teach Science and Faith Andy Walsh will be our featured speaker. Author of the book Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science, he holds a Ph.D. in molecular microbiology from Johns Hopkins and works in the area of statistical biology. Join the group in Harris Hall on Saturday, October 26 at 7pm. Free admission. Stone Hill Church, 1025 Bunn Drive,…

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An Afternoon with Sally Field

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 United States
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Sally Field, one of the most beloved actresses of our time, will discuss her memoir, In Pieces, at an event sponsored by Penn Medicine Princeton Health on Sunday, October 27, at 1 p.m. The moderated discussion will be held at Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Field captivated audiences and earned two Academy Awards and three Emmys on the strength of performances ranging from sweet-faced, girl-next-door roles to characters as complex as Sybil, Norma Rae, and Mary Todd Lincoln. Yet one…

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Saving the Home of Charles Rennie MacIntosh, Presented by the English Speaking Union

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mercer County Library Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ United States
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$10

The executive director of the National Trust for Scotland, Kirsten Bridier, will discuss the preservation of Hill House, the home of significant arts and crafts architect Charles Rennie MacIntosh. Refreshments will be served following the talk, which is sponsored by the Princeton Branch of the English Speaking Union. The English Speaking Union is an an international organization that employs English as a catalyst to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and…

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Kingston’s Fires and the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingston Firehouse, 8 Heathcote Road
Kingston, NJ 08528 United States
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Free

At the Kingston Historical Society's Annual Meeting, Fire Chief George Luck, Jr. will give an illustrated talk about early fires in the community prior to the formation of the current fire company, share what little information we have on an earlier fire department, and then speak about the formation of the current fire company, including anecdotes from newspaper articles and early pictures, fires, fund raising, and community events up to the present. The event is open to the public. George…

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Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall, 1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ, 08540
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Free

This public event will feature two short talks by Pedro Domingos (University of Washington) and Mary Gray (Microsoft and Harvard University), about the ethical and societal challenges raised by the spread of AI technologies, followed by a conversation moderated by Alondra Nelson (Harold F. Linder Professor, IAS School of Social Science). 

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S.T. Lee Lecture – Architecture in Two Dimensions: The Case For and Against Drawing

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall, 1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ, 08540
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Free

Alina Payne (Paul E. Geier Director of Villa I Tatti, Alexander P. Misheff Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University)

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The Jews Of Finland: Strangers in a Strange Land

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$20.00

Caught between a rock (the Soviet Union) and a hard place (Nazi Germany) as the Second World War approached, Finland chose to side with Germany. Despite the presence of over 260,000 German soldiers on Finnish soil, not a single Jewish citizen of Finland was sent to a concentration or extermination camp or harmed in any way by the Germans. How was this possible in the midst of the Holocaust, and what lessons does this unique story have for us today?…

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November 2019

Molise, the Last Undiscovered Region of Italy

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia is Molise, the last undiscovered region of Italy. Jenifer Landor, who lives and works part of the year in Molise, will present a program at Dorothea's House on this hidden region, with a focus on the oldest family business in Europe, Fonderia Pontificia Marinelli, bell-makers for over 1,000 years. Dorothea's House is located at 120 John Street in Princeton. Participants are encouraged to bring refreshments to share at a post-program reception. Doors open at 4:45…

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Soundtracks Talk: The New American Canon

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents a free Soundtracks talk: “The New American Canon: Broadway, Film, Jazz, and Pop,” given by former PSO Assistant Conductor John Devlin. Q&A immediately following. Presented in partnership with Princeton Public Library in the library's Newsroom (2nd Floor), 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Free and open to the public. (609) 497-0020; princetonsymphony.org.

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How the Bible is Written

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$95.00

Three-Session Mini Series Wednesdays, November 6th, 13th and 20th at 8 p.m. With Professor Gary Rendsburg, PH.D. This series is based on the speaker’s most recent book, How the Bible is Written (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2019). The goal of the book is to bring interested readers – scholars and laypeople alike – closer to the original text of the Hebrew Bible in order to provide them with a greater appreciation of its literary artistry and linguistic virtuosity. As such, the…

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How the Bible is Written

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$95.00

Three-Session Mini Series Wednesdays, November 6th, 13th and 20th at 8 p.m. With Professor Gary Rendsburg This series is based on the speaker’s most recent book, How the Bible is Written (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2019). The goal of the book is to bring interested readers – scholars and laypeople alike – closer to the original text of the Hebrew Bible in order to provide them with a greater appreciation of its literary artistry and linguistic virtuosity. As such, the book…

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Great Minds Salon: Work-Life Integration

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$5.00

Karen Rubin will be speaking about “Work-Life Integration: Strategies For Managing Your Personal And Professional Life”. This workshop will help you develop sustainable habits that will enable you to manage your dual identities at work and at home, and also plan for your longer term development. You will come away with a deeper understanding of your beliefs and goals, practical tools for making choices and trade-offs, tips for letting go of guilt and perfectionism, and strategies for setting priorities so…

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Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

RSVP Required - Click Here Lunch is provided.    Please join us for a lunchtime book talk with Linda Hirshman, to discuss Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment. From the publisher: "Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements, delivers the sweeping story of the struggle leading up to #MeToo and beyond: from the first tales of workplace harassment percolating to the surface in the 1970s, to the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal—when liberal women largely forgave Clinton, giving men a free pass for two decades. Many liberals even resisted the movement to end…

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American JEWBU: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change In The United States

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$20.00

With Emily Sigalow, PH.D. Today, many Jewish Americans are embracing a dual religious identity, practicing Buddhism while also staying connected to their Jewish roots. The presentation explores the story of Judaism's encounter with Buddhism in the United States, showing how it has given rise to new contemplative forms within American Judaism—and shaped the way Americans understand and practice Buddhism. The author traces the history of these two traditions in America and explains how they came together. EMILY SIGALOW, Ph.D. is…

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Barbara Oberg and Martha King Discuss Women in the American Revolution

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

What was life like for women in the era of the American Revolution? Join us to find out from the editor and an author of an essay on Morven’s Annis Boudinot Stockton in the recently released Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World. Editor Barbara B. Oberg, Senior Research Scholar in the Department of History at Princeton University, will provide insights into the book’s creation as well as how the essays enrich our understanding of women…

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The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA’s Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In the 1950s, the Radio Corporation of America was hard at work on developing a television screen so thin that it could hang on the wall like a picture. Join historian Benjamin Gross as he explains how a group of RCA scientists and engineers worked on this problem and developed a new form of electronic display that relied on liquid crystals that would make a flat-panel television possible-- even though RCA’s dreams never materialized in a flat screen television that…

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Romus Broadway: Through His Lens

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Romus Broadway chronicles his experience living in a Princeton that was once segregated and will visit PSRC to share and discuss his version of that history. Mr. Broadway’s powerful visual stories express his personal legacy while highlighting the vibrancy of Princeton’s black communities past to present day. Come share and celebrate Mr. Broadway’s photographic anthology and experience black identity through his lens. Registration required, no fee.

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