Public Policy

AI at Princeton: Pushing limits, accelerating discovery and serving humanity
March 18, 2024
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

At Princeton, interdisciplinary collaborations of researchers are using artificial intelligence to accelerate discovery across the University in fields ranging from neuroscience to Near Eastern studies.

Princeton experts are also pushing the limits of AI technology to make it more accurate and efficient, to…

Getting to net-zero, in the U.S. and the world
Aug. 25, 2023
Written by Molly Seltzer, Office of Communications; Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton University’s Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been a leader of both the national and the global charge to net-zero, along with his…

Leonard Wantchekon awarded Kiel Institute’s 2023 Global Economy Prize
June 23, 2023
Written by Siya Arora for the Office of the Dean for Research

Award recognizes Wantchekon for unique and creative solutions to global problems.

Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs to launch New Jersey public policy initiative
April 25, 2023
Written by Tom Durso, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs will launch its SPIA in New Jersey initiative with a half-day of presentations and panel discussions the morning of Friday, April 28. The event begins at…

Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond urges individuals to commit to abolishing poverty
April 11, 2023
Written by Daniel Day, Office of Communications

In the prologue to his latest book, Matthew Desmond bluntly assesses who we are in the United States, “the richest country on earth, with more poverty than any other advanced democracy.”

Desmond, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton, notes in “Poverty, by…

Tax economist Zidar says it’s his job to give you the best numbers, not the convenient ones
Nov. 4, 2022
Written by Delaney Parrish, Department of Economics

For those of us who are not counted among the wealthiest 1% of Americans, it can be difficult to understand how much money these individuals have — or how they got it. As recently as a few years ago, that information would have been unavailable not only to the average American, but to government agencies, researchers and anyone else who cared…

In her new book, Ruha Benjamin finds hope by celebrating how small changes can ‘spread justice and joy’
Oct. 11, 2022
Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

In spring 2020, Ruha Benjamin received a DM on Twitter from her literary agent Sarah Levitt: “I’m hungry to read anything you have.” Inspired, Benjamin began writing and spent the first few months of the pandemic conceiving what would become her new book, “Viral Justice” (Princeton University Press).

In the book’s introduction, Benjamin…

Ben Bernanke, former Princeton professor and economics department chair, receives Nobel Prize in economic sciences
Oct. 10, 2022
Written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

Ben Bernanke, a Princeton professor of economics and public affairs from 1985 to 2002, chairman of the economics department from 1996 to 2002, and founder of the Bendheim Center for Finance, is among three winners sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

The Royal Swedish Academy of…

As FDA considers menthol cigarette ban, Princeton historian traces Big Tobacco’s race-based marketing
Sept. 7, 2022
Written by Office of Communications

Half a century ago, faced with broadcast advertising bans stemming from overwhelming evidence of the harms of smoking, the tobacco industry used menthol cigarettes to secure new markets among Black Americans in urban areas.

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is…

Princeton biologist Bryan Grenfell wins Kyoto Prize
June 22, 2022
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton University’s Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, is one of three recipients of the Kyoto Prize in 2022. He won the basic…