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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…

Ralph Wins Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
July 19, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, Director of the Center on Transnational Policing in the Department of Anthropology, named the recipient of the 2021…

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”…

Laurence Ralph is awarded the J.I. Staley Prize
April 23, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, his book Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago, received the 2021 J.I. Stanley Prize. The School for Advanced Research (SAR) presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. It honors…

"The Torture Letters" in Atlanta Film Festival
April 20, 2021

The film, The Torture Letters, produced and directed by Laurence Ralph, has become an official selection for another film festival, the Atlanta Film Festival. The festival will be hosted virtually, drive in, and in person from April 22- May 2.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy…


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