IRAN BAROMETER: Political Challenge and Social Change in the Islamic Republic

After the successful 2017 re-election of Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, by a large popular margin, how should we assess the international and domestic challenges confronting the Islamic Republic today? Join the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies for a presentation and discussion on contemporary events in Iran, including new findings from a social survey recently conducted inside the Islamic Republic. Speakers: Rouzbeh Parsi of Lund University and Kevan Harris of University of California, Los Angeles This event is free and open to the public.

Making Smart Windows Smarter

Lynn Loo, the Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering and Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, will discuss emerging smart-window technology that will save energy and make buildings more comfortable for the people who use them.

Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes

Making History Visible will bring together historical and contemporary works to consider the role of visual art in creating an image of American identity and a multifaceted representation of history in the United States. Making History Visible is one component of a rich campus-wide conversation catalyzed by the Princeton and Slavery Project, which examines the University’s historical links to the institution of slavery.

The Future of Water

Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute and a renowned expert on water and climate issues, will present, "The Future of Water," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Gleick is the chief scientist, president emeritus and co-founder of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California. He is appearing as part of the Taplin Environmental Lecture series. A reception will follow. This event is free to the public.

Gina McCarthy, former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Operating Advisor, Pegasus Capital Advisor

Adding to the list of Obama-era initiatives currently challenged by the Trump administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which puts a cap on power plant carbon dioxide emissions, on grounds that the plan exceeds the statutory authority given to the agency under the Clean Air Act. Gina McCarthy, former Administrator of the EPA will discuss this and more.

CITP Lecture Series: Timothy Edgar - Beyond Snowden: Mass Surveillance in the Shadow of Trump

Civil liberties activist Timothy Edgar describes how he tried to make a difference by going inside America’s growing surveillance state as an intelligence official in his new book, Beyond Snowden. Edgar explains how Snowden’s leaks of top secret documents led to reforms that made the NSA more transparent, more accountable, more protective of privacy—and, contrary to conventional wisdom, actually strengthened the NSA by making it more effective. While the reforms implemented by the Obama administration were a good first step, much more needs to be done to prevent abuse. Donald Trump’s election in 2016 prompted fears among both civil libertarians and intelligence officials that a new president would abuse his national security powers. The United States leads the world in mass surveillance. In Beyond Snowden, Edgar explains how the United States can lead the world in surveillance reform.

The World Refugee Crisis: A Long View

Four experts will visit Princeton University to discuss the global refugee crisis on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 4:30 p.m., in Robertson Hall’s Arthur Lewis Auditorium.* The talk is titled “The World Refugee Crisis: A Long View." The discussion will coincide with the art exhibit by the same name that will feature photographs from Greek photojournalist and chief photographer with Reuters, Yannis Behrakis. *formerly Dodds Auditorium. Free and open to the public.


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