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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been considerable debate about what the Democratic party should do next. While some Democrats argue for an openness to cooperation, others insist there isn’t room for compromise given Trump’s views on race and individual rights. In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview one of the most powerful voices in this debate: Jamelle Bouie. In his writing, Bouie — who serves as Slate’s chief political correspondent — has tackled a host of issues from white nationalism to minority voters to Trump’s vision of Black America. His work has appeared either online or in print at The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Nation and other publications. He also serves as a political analyst for CBS News.
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
The vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court has returned to the spotlight, with President-elect Donald Trump promising supporters that he will nominate a conservative justice, and Democrats fuming from Senate Republicans’ refusal to hold a vote on Obama nominee Merrick Garland. In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Linda Greenhouse about how a Trump presidency may affect the U.S. Supreme Court. Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and writes a biweekly column on law. She’s the author of several books, including, most recently, “The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right.”
Friday, Nov 18, 2016
Political polarization is the worst it’s been since the Civil War, some experts argue. How did we get here? How have America’s ideologies shifted so much in the past four decades? What forces underlie the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats? And how has social media and varying sources of information widened the gap? In episode 21, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss party polarization with Matt Grossmann and David Hopkins, co-authors of the new book, “Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats.” Published by Oxford University Press, the book provides a new understanding of contemporary polarization.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 10:00 am to Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 5:00 pm
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 26, 1616. To commemorate the occasion, the Art Museum has partnered with the Princeton University Library in presenting an exhibition devoted to ways in which Shakespeare's literary and theatrical achievement has been memorialized in the visual arts. "Remember Me": Shakespeare and His Legacy showcases works from the Library's Rare Books Division and the Graphic Arts Collection, together with works from the Art Museum and a private collection. Selected with the help of Bradin Cormak, professor of English at Princeton, the works on view examine how Shakespeare's identity has evolved over time into the monumental figurehead of British literature we know today.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 10:00 am to Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
"Contemporary Stories: Revisiting South Asian Narratives," a new exhibition featuring major works by five internationally renowned artists, explores the continuing power and role of narrative in the art of South Asia and is on view Oct. 22, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, at the Princeton University Art Museum.