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Veterans Day Observance

Nov 10, 2017 08:30AM to 09:00AM
Princeton University Chapel
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Open to the Public
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This event is co-sponsored by the Offices of the Vice President for Campus Life, Religious Life, Human Resources, the Office of Community and Regional Affairs, the Princeton University Army ROTC, Rutgers-Princeton University Naval ROTC, Alumni and Friends of Princeton University ROTC, Military and Service Veterans Resource Group and the Princeton Student Veterans Organization.

Remarks will be delivered by Jacob N. Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Shapiro directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, a multi-university consortium studying politically motivated violence in multiple countries. He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations and co-author of Foundations of the Islamic State: Management, Money, and Terror in Iraq. His research has been published in broad range of academic and policy journals. He has conducted field research and large-scale policy evaluations in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, and Pakistan. Shapiro received the 2016 Karl Deutsch Award from ISA, given to a scholar younger than 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations.

The program will include an invocation by the Rev. Dr. Alison Boden, the University’s dean of religious life and of the chapel; the presentation of the colors by the Princeton University Army ROTC “Tiger” Battalion cadets; and the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful by Kenneth Grayson, foreman in the University electric shop. Dr. Mary Rorro, psychiatrist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will play a viola solo and Henry Whitaker, Princeton Class of 2017, will play Taps. The benediction will be offered by Imam Sohaib Sultan, the Muslim chaplain at Princeton University.

The University and local communities are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Offices of the Vice President for Campus Life, Religious Life, Human Resources, the Office of Community and Regional Affairs, the Princeton University Army ROTC, Rutgers-Princeton University Naval ROTC, Alumni and Friends of Princeton University ROTC, Military and Service Veterans Resource Group and the Princeton Student Veterans Organization.