Events and News


“The New Brownies' Book,” featuring an essay by Laurence Ralph, wins NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Nonfiction
April 1, 2024

The New Brownies' Book, featuring an essay “Time Capsules” by Laurence Ralph, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Nonfiction.

“Inspired by the groundbreaking work of W. E. B. Du Bois, this beautiful collection brings together an outstanding roster of Black creative voices to honor, celebrate, and foster Black…

KQED interview: Laurence Ralph on 'Sito'
March 14, 2024

Listen to Laurence Ralph discuss Sito in radio program Forum from KQED-FM (NPR).

Finding Humanity in Our Criminal Justice System
March 6, 2024

Laurence Ralph discusses his book, SITO: An American teenager and the City that Failed Him, in an essay in Time Magazine.

Laurence Ralph’s New Book, Sito: An American Teenager and the City that Failed Him
Feb. 15, 2024

Laurence Ralph’s new book, Sito: An American Teenager and the City that Failed Him (Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group), a deeply personal story of violence,…

Reflecting in Hiroshima, Japan on the anniversary of the bombing on August 6
Aug. 4, 2023

As part of the multi-year Princeton–University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Project, “Policing, Public Space, and Democracy,” faculty members from the Center for Transnational Policing, Princeton Urban Imagination Center, and the Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University (Laurence Ralph, Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, and…

Policing, Public Space and Democracy
May 30, 2023

The interdisciplinary project “Policing, Public Space and Democracy” funded in Fall of 2019 has been thriving despite pandemic interruptions. The project aims to analyze policing as a component of democracy in both Japan and the United States to consider new approaches to public security, safety and crime prevention that minimize the use of…

Laurence Ralph elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 20, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Of the nearly 270 members elected in 2023 are drawn from academia, the arts, industry, policy, research, and science, and include more than 40 International Honorary Members (IHM) from…

Police violence intervention aims to help Chicago youth
April 3, 2023

CTP community engagement events in Chicago featured in Yale School of Public Health News. 

CTP holds community engagement events on police violence in Chicago
April 3, 2023

Dr. Laurence Ralph (CTP Co-Director) and Dr. Chelsey Carter (Yale University, CTP Affiliated Scholar), with support from the CTP staff and students from Princeton University, Yale University, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago, held community engagement events focused on issues of policing and police violence at the DuSable…

Laurence Ralph and Reuben Miller discuss Police Violence and Torture
April 3, 2023

On December 4, 2022, CTP Co-Director Laurence Ralph discussed his book and film The Torture Letters with Reuben Miller (2022 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, University of Chicago) at the Seminary Co-op in Chicago, IL. After a short film showing and a reading from the book, they discussed how to talk about the history and…