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President Tilghman in DC - March 7, 2009

Nearly 1600 joined us as PCW welcomed Princeton's President Tilghman and her campus stars. The many who came Friday to the Newseum know that it launched an historic and uplifting weekend. Simply put: It WAS a grand moment for reconnecting...


Princeton Regional Conference, March 7, 2009

PRESIDENT SHIRLEY M. TILGHMAN's VISIT and CONFERENCE AGENDA


RECAP: A TOAST TO DC-AREA ALUMNI -- BE PROUD.

YOU HELPED WASHINGTON, DC CREATE a RECORD-SETTING PAIR OF DAYS....

  • FRIDAY 3/06 - ASPIRE CELEBRATION (NEWSEUM) -- BROKE RECORDS for ASPIRE ATTENDANCE (nearly 1000)
  • SATURDAY 3/07 - REGIONAL CONFERENCE -- ALSO BROKE RECORDS for a REGIONAL CONFERENCE (600+)....

BELOW ARE A FEW SCENES from THOSE MEMORY-MARKING MOMENTS --

 Trustee Nancy Peretsman '76 kicked off Friday's Aspire celebration - Newseum

 Raj Vinnakota '93 joined in to point to challenges ahead.

 Saturday-Conference: Once the stage was set, the stars began to appear ....

 Prof. Oppenheimer detailed the warning signs of Global Climate Change.

 

Prof. Eugenides (right) used his Mark Twain-quality wit to provide a comedy-laced commentary on the writing of his novel, "Middlesex."  Many novelists and would-be novelists joined the audience.  

 Woodrow Wilson School's (Interim) Dean Watson launched a trio of experts (below) on competitiveness.

   Woodrow Wilson School's Competitiveness Team: Professor Avinash Dixit (Economics); Cheryl McQueen *77 (U.S. Department of Commerce); Professor Gilbert Rozman (Sociology)

 Throughout the 2 days, we had a trio better than the 3 Tenors, and they were the 3 Principals: President Shirley M. Tilghman, Alumni Association President David Siegfried '64, and Margaret M. Miller '80, Vice President and Executive Director of the Alumni Association.

MANY MORE JOINED us for the conference and reception, which was extended to a special Affiliated Groups Reception (at Acadiana), featuring members of the ABPA, Latino Alumni, Asian Alumni, Princeton Prize Committee, and PCW ...

   


AGENDA

REGISTRATION - 10:30 AM - Sat. 3/0709

Where:   JW Marriott
               Ballrom Level
               1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
               Washington, D.C. 20004

Conference Highlights:

  • "The Writing of Middlesex"
    Presentation by Jeffrey Eugenides, Professor of Creative Writing in the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts

  • Luncheon and Conversation with President Shirley M. Tilghman
  • "The Global Warming Challenge: Can Policy Catch up with Science?"
    Presentation by Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs
  • "America's Edge: Can the U.S. Compete with Rising Powers in the 21st Century?"
    Panel discussion moderated by Mark Watson, Interim Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, featuring:
    • Avinash Dixit, John J.F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics, Princeton University
    • Gilbert Rozman *71, Musgrave Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
    • Cheryl McQueen *77, Director, Office of Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KEY DETAILS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SATURDAY - March 7: 10:30 AM-REGISTRATION thru RECEPTION-5 PM.

10:30 AM -- Conference Registration

11:00 AM -- "The Writing of Middlesex"

Jeffrey Eugenides, Professor of Creative Writing
Princeton University

 

Jeffrey Eugenides - Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (book featured on Oprah's List)...

12:30 PM Alumni Luncheon and Conversation
with Shirley M. Tilghman, President,
Princeton University

2:15 PM - "The Global Warming Challenge:
Can Policy Catch Up with Science?"
Prof. Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank
Professor of Geosciences and International
Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Michael Oppenheimer - Member, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) winner of Nobel Peace Prize-2007.

3:30 PM PANEL: "America's Edge: Can the U.S. Compete
with Rising Powers in the 21st Century?"

PANEL MODERATOR - MARK WATSON
Interim Dean, Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs

PANELISTS
Avinash Dixit
, John J.F. Sherrerd '52 University
Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Gilbert Rozman *71, Musgrave Professor of
Sociology, Princeton University

Cheryl McQueen *77, Director, Office of
Environmental Industries, International Trade
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

5:00 PM - RECEPTION

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