Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Who knew that the discharge petition—signed by members of the House of Representatives to bring a bill from committee to the floor—could be good material for a Tony Award-winning play and HBO feature film? In this episode, Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Robert Schenkkan whose play “All the Way” about Lyndon B. Johnson has been brought from the stage to the screen. “All the Way” is a play and film depicting LBJ’s efforts to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and his re-election victory against Republican candidate Barry Goldwater.
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
The term "populist" has been used to describe a wide range of politicians around the world in recent years. But what does the term actually mean, and who is a populist? Politics professor Jan-Werner Müller answered those questions and more about populism and its importance to the 2016 presidential campaign.
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
Donald Trump has made it clear that if he loses on Nov. 8, it is because the election was “rigged.” He has warned that there might be widespread voter fraud that will favor Democrats. But does this threat have any basis in reality? Or is the real threat new voter identification laws that have the potential to disenfranchise significant portions of the population? And why, after a century of working to expand the right to vote, have we seen the restrictions put into place? Professor Julian Zelizer discusses these questions with special guest Ari Berman, senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine. A fellow at The Nation Institute, Berman is author of “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” a book published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 (All day) to Sun, Oct 30, 2016 (All day)
"A Material Legacy," on view July 30-Oct. 30 at Princeton University Art Museum, brings together many of the most exciting artists of the past decade to illuminate the material impulse found in contemporary art practices. Nearly all made within the last ten years, and many in the last several years, the works in the exhibition provide a fresh view into art making in the 21st century and include globe-spanning artists from North America to Chile and India.