Laurence Ralph in final Forward Fest session

June 15, 2021

Wednesday, June 16 @ 4:00 PM

Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together

Allison Carruth
Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Céline Gounder ’97
Internist, Infectious Disease Specialist, Epidemiologist, CEO of Just Human Productions, Host of “Epidemic” and “American Diagnosis” podcasts
Eric Gregory
Professor of Religion; Chair, Humanities Council; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies; Director, Stewart Seminars on Religion
Laurence Ralph
Professor of Anthropology; Co-Director, Center on Transnational Policing
Morgan Smith ’21
Young Alumni Trustee; Forward Fest Moderator

Princeton’s Forward Fest — a virtual public conversation series and a monthly highlight of the University’s yearlong A Year of Forward Thinking community engagement campaign — concludes tomorrow with “Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together,” livestreamed on the University’s YouTube channel and on the Forward Fest website.

Over the course of the series, Princeton researchers and alumni have shared ideas that are transforming their fields. Previous sessions each focused on a particular topic or issue. This final installment is designed to give participants an opportunity to revisit key topics in light of the rapidly changing global landscape and in concert with other themes. Viewers will get a deep dive into Princeton’s interdisciplinary academic and research ecosystem.

  • Allison Carruth will discuss her research, which bridges the arts, humanities, and sciences.
  • Céline Gounder ’97, a member of President Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board, will give an update on the coronavirus response.
  • Eric Gregory will consider how, in times of upheaval and uncertainty, the humanities can provide historical and contemporary insight on how society works.
  • Laurence Ralph will discuss progress made in the area of social justice and U.S. policing since he appeared with the series in October, and what still needs to be done.