Politics & Polls #29: The Trump Show

Feb 10, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
It seems as if America is watching two shows in parallel. On one hand, we’re seeing the political process unfold with cabinet nominees being appointed and executive orders being signed. On the other hand, the country has front-row seats to The Donald Trump Show, a gripping drama filled with unexpected twists and turns. Are we seeing the birth cries of an authoritarian regime? Or is it the gang that couldn't shoot straight? Professors Julian...

Students Selected for 2017 Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative

Feb 6, 2017
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
Ten students at Princeton University have been selected to the 2017 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI). Established in 2006, SINSI is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, in both international and domestic agencies. Through rigorous academic training integrated with work experience, the goal of the highly competitive scholarship...
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Eisgruber, Other University Presidents Ask President Trump to 'Rectify or Rescind' Immigration Order

Feb 3, 2017
Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and 47 other American college and university presidents today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to "rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country's borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world." "If left in place," the letter says, "the order threatens both American higher education and the defining...
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Trump Must Make a Linguist Exception for Special Immigration Visas

Feb 1, 2017
Michael Kelvington MPA '17 wrote this op-ed for Observer. He is an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army with seven deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, including with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Our military remains globally deployed and requires specialized language and cultural skills to accomplish its mission. Much of that comes from locals serving to our benefit, asking little in return. A typical linguist in Afghanistan made the equivalent of $...
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Politics & Polls #28: The Women’s March on Washington with Katha Pollitt

Jan 31, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Hailed as one of the largest protests in American history, the Women’s March on Washington gathered hundreds of thousands of people in the district and millions in sister marches across the world. Held just a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the protest was an opportunity for Americans to bring gender and reproductive rights to the forefront, an issue many feel is under threat by a Trump administration.    In this episode of...
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President Eisgruber Issues Statement on Federal Immigration Executive Order

Jan 31, 2017
Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber issued this statement to the University community on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. To the Princeton community, Many of you have written to express concerns about the recent federal executive order barring entry to the United States for refugees and for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. I share those concerns. Since its early days, when the College of New Jersey recruited a transformative...

Politics & Polls #27: Rebuilding the Democratic Party

Jan 26, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
The Democratic Party may be in a “crisis,” many argue, and not only because of a Donald Trump presidency but also due to continued Republican control of Congress. Given these challenges, will the Democrats be able to rebuild their strength? In episode #27 of Politics & Polls, professsors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview leading political scientist Theda Skocpol about her recent article in Vox: “A Guide to Rebuilding the Democratic Party...

Service Auction Raises More Than $16,000 for Charity Benefitting Trenton Youth

Jan 24, 2017
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
Before departing for winter break, Woodrow Wilson School students hosted the School’s annual signature event: a service auction benefitting Isles Youth Institute (IYI), based in Trenton, N.J. On Dec. 9, 2016, Princeton students, faculty, staff and alumni joined community members as well as leadership and students from IYI for an energetic evening that raised more than $16,000 for the local nonprofit. Organized by the Woodrow Wilson Action...
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Considering the Millennium Challenge: Graduate Workshop Explores Global Poverty

Jan 18, 2017
Published by: Mel Policicchio
Princeton University’s fall break offers students a week away from the classroom, and Woodrow Wilson School graduate students enrolled in a policy workshop use the time to travel the globe researching real-world policy and observing practical application of the lessons they’ve learned on campus. In fall 2016, students in Ethan Kapstein’s graduate policy workshop focused on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The class, “Ensuring the Long...
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Alumna Connects Women’s Health Community with Innovative Solutions

Jan 13, 2017
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
Meg Wirth has focused on women’s health policy since 1998, when she graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School with a Master in Public Affairs degree. Using the grounding the Wilson School provided her in demography and health policy, she gained experience through initiatives funded by epicenters of policy. Wirth has monitored and evaluated a USAID-funded Safe Motherhood initiative in Indonesia and co-authored the United Nation’s Millennium...
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