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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Princeton University has a substantial impact on the New Jersey economy, generating an annual total of $1.58 billion in economic output as an employer, research and innovation leader, sponsor of construction projects, purchaser of goods and services, and financial and civic contributor to local communities. That total supports an estimated 13,450 jobs with $970.7 million in earnings. The economic and other benefits the University generates within the town of Princeton and neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey are presented in a new report, "Education, Innovation and Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Princeton University."
Friday, Feb 17, 2017
Donald Trump’s presidency has evoked strong emotional and psychological responses from both the public and the president himself, raising issues not often brought forth in public policy and governance. Many, including members of the media, are trying to make sense of this complicated web of anger, passion, rationality and irrationality. Among those reporters is Jesse Singal of New York Magazine, who is bringing the social sciences into the news amid an often-heated environment. In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Singal and discuss, among other topics, his recent articles on fear among conservatives and how the “contact hypothesis” — when members from different groups interact — can diminish prejudice and hatred.
Friday, Feb 10, 2017
A federal appeals court has blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order issuing an immigration ban barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Trump also has made moves toward building a border wall with Mexico, which recent figures suggest may cost an estimated $21 billion. If implemented, what would an immigration ban and a border wall accomplish? In this episode, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang take a deep dive into immigration and border control with Doug Massey, one of the country’s leading experts in this field. Throughout the discussion, Massey busts many myths, including the question of whether the effect of a border wall is to keep people out of the United States - or cage them inside. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He studies international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty and Latin America, especially Mexico.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 3:00 pm to Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 5:00 pm
The installation comprises paintings of the late 1960s through 1970s by the Dutch-born American artist Willem de Kooning (1904–1997), on loan from The Willem de Kooning Foundation in New York.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017,
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
First event in a new series, this is a workshop and conversation open to the public. Sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs Cosponsored with the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice Speaker(s): Kathryn Abrams, LAPA Fellow; UC-Berkeley School of Law. Amaney Jamal, Director, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Robert Keohane, WWS. Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Life Chaplain. Moderator: Paul Frymer, Director, LAPA
Wed, Feb 22, 2017,
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The battle against the recidivism of youthful offenders is one of Los Angeles County’s most difficult struggles. In 2015, The Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation Outcomes Study found that one-third of youth on probation from the county’s juvenile delinquency system are re-arrested within a year of their release. Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. (Society of Jesus), an advocate for formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, will deliver a public talk, “Lessons from the Field: Kinship as an Intervention.”