Nassau notes

Three-time Nobel Prize nominee Hall addresses global fight against hunger

Tony Hall, a former U.S. ambassador and congressman nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight global hunger, will present a lecture titled “Changing the Face of Hunger” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Hall was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, 1999 and 2001 for his humanitarian and hunger-related work. From 2002 to 2005, Hall served as ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome: the World Food Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Before that, he was a Democratic U.S. congressman from Ohio from 1979 to 2002.

Now retired, Hall is the author of “Changing the Face of Hunger: The Story of How Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans, Democrats and People of Faith Are Joining Forces in a New Movement to Help the Hungry, the Poor and the Oppressed.”

As a congressman, Hall was the chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger and the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Hunger and founded the Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors. He wrote legislation supporting food aid, child survival, basic education, primary health care, microenterprise and development assistance programs in the world’s poorest countries.

Hall also founded and served as chairman of the Congressional Hunger Center, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to fighting hunger by developing leaders.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion as part of their series on “The Crossroads of Religion and Politics.”

The Reduced Shakespeare Company at McCarter

Reduced Shakespeare Company
Reduced Shakespeare Company (photo: Courtesy of Reduced Shakespeare Company)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company will bring its take on Tinseltown — “Completely Hollywood (Abridged)” — to the McCarter Theatre Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Known for taking long, serious subjects and making them into short, sharp comedies, the troupe has applied this approach to the works of Shakespeare, the history of America and the Bible, among other subjects. For ticket information, call the McCarter ticket office at 258-2787 or visit

Former U.N. adviser to explore Afghanistan strategy

“A Regional Approach to Afghanistan” is the title of a lecture to be delivered by political scientist Barnett Rubin, who advised the United Nations on the drafting of Afghanistan’s constitution, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

In 2001, Rubin served as an adviser to the U.N. special representative of the secretary-general for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, during the negotiations that produced the Bonn Agreement to rebuild the country after the U.S. invasion. Rubin advised the United Nations on the drafting of the Afghan constitution as well as a national development strategy.

Rubin, who has written numerous books and articles on Afghanistan, currently is the director of studies and a senior fellow at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. He also has been director of the Center for Preventive Action and director of peace and conflict studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a faculty member at Columbia and Yale universities.

The event is sponsored bythe Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.

Triple 8 Dance Company

Triple 8 Dance Company
Triple 8 Dance Company (photo: Denise Applewhite)

The Triple 8 Dance Company will present its annual spring show, “Unconditional,” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 12-14, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. The student company, founded in 2003, is devoted to the art and dance of traditional and contemporary East Asia. Its performances feature a unique combination of traditional Asian grace and modern energy, with influences from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and the United States. Tickets for “Unconditional” are available through University Ticketing at or by calling 258-9220.

Lecture, film focus on war victims

The effects of war in Sierra Leone are the focus of a lecture by Princeton alumnus Dan Kelly and a film screening set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Kelly, a 2003 Princeton graduate, is a physician and the founder and executive director of the Global Action Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping amputees in war-torn Sierra Leone. The title of his lecture is “Global Health: Sierra Leone’s Classroom.”

The event also will include the premiere screening of the documentary “Pride of Lions,” which depicts the people of Sierra Leone as they overcome human atrocities and rebuild their lives and their country. Kelly will be joined by John and Louise Woehrle, who co-directed and produced the film. A reception will follow in the Shultz Dining Room in Robertson Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.

Tilghman to speak at CPUC

President Tilghman will lead a conversation about topics on the University’s agenda during the next Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on Monday, Feb. 9.

The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 10, and is open to all members of the University community. Tilghman will begin with general comments and then will take questions from the audience.

One of the fundamental reasons the CPUC was created in 1970 was to provide a direct means of communication on a regular basis between the president of the University and members of the Princeton community.

Korb, Bergman discuss U.S. military power

Larry Korb, an assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan, and Max Bergmann, a national security analyst, will deliver a talk titled “Restoring American Military Power” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Korb and Bergmann are co-authors of the report “Restoring American Military Power: Toward a New Progressive Defense Strategy for America.”

Korb was assistant secretary of defense from 1981 to 1985 and also served as director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently is affiliated with two Washington, D.C., think tanks, as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a senior adviser to the Center for Defense Information. Korb has written 20 books and more than 100 articles on national security issues.

Bergmann is deputy policy director at the National Security Network, a Washington think tank. In addition to “Restoring American Military Power,” he has co-written three reports on the U.S. military operations in Iraq.

The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

February events set at Labyrinth

Labyrinth Books will host the following University-related events in February. The events, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the bookstore, 122 Nassau St.

  • Hugh Price, a visiting faculty member at Princeton and former head of the National Urban League, will discuss his book “Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. Price is the John Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The event is cosponsored by the Minority Education Committee, an organization that advises the Princeton Regional Schools.
  • Historians Sean Wilentz and Peter Alexander Meyers will discuss Meyers’ book “Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. The book offers a diagnosis of the American political scene that explores the necessity for active citizenship if democracy is to endure. Wilentz is the University’s Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the American Revolutionary Era. Meyers is a professor of American studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and currently is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

For more information about these and other events at Labyrinth, visit