Forward Fest: Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together

Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 4:00 pm
Open to the public

RSVP for the June session

The final installment of Forward Fest, “Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together,” will be livestreamed on Wednesday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The program will approach some of the key topics we addressed in the previous sessions and investigate the areas where they collide ​or converge. We will hear an update on the coronavirus response from Celine Gounder ’97, member of President Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph will discuss where we have come in the past year in terms of police reform and social justice. Eric Gregory, Chair of Princeton’s Humanities Council, will revisit how the humanities ​provide perspective on how to make sense of uncertain times; Allison Carruth, professor in the Program in American Studies and High Meadows Environmental Institute, will illuminate this through a discussion of her research, which bridges the boundaries between the arts, humanities, and sciences. RSVP now to receive reminders.

Throughout A Year of Forward Thinking, participants have shared questions and ideas on social media and via email. This time, you have an opportunity to participate in a more intimate and immediate way.

The main content of our final Forward Fest in June will be available via livestream as usual. However, this time we are also offering attendees the opportunity to join a private Zoom meeting and speak with Professor Eric Gregory and other forward thinkers LIVE.

When you RSVP for the June session, you will have the opportunity to select the Zoom experience. A link to the meeting will be sent to you a few days prior to the event.

Got Questions? See problems? Want answers? A new nine-part video series “Forward Thinkers,” produced by Princeton University’s Office of Communications, caps off A Year of Forward Thinking through an exploration of bleeding edge ideas that are inspiring faculty across a variety of fields. Close-angle cinematography on the stage of Richardson Auditorium is augmented by inventive animations. A new video is available each week on the University’s YouTube channel. The forward thinkers featured are: Jesse Jenkins (mechanical engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment); Jessica Metcalf (ecology and evolutionary biology); Dan-el Padilla Peralta (classics); Olga Russakovsky (computer science); Cliff Brangwynne (bioengineering); Jo Dunkley (astrophysics); Chika Okeke-Agulu (art and archaeology); Andrew Houck (electrical engineering); and Eric Gregory (religion).

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