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Meet Mike J. Smith, Spring 2010 BP-Vann Visiting Fellow

May 15, 2010 ・ Carol Peters

Mike Smith has traveled and lived all over the world during his long career with BP, and this year he added Princeton to the list of places where he has worked and taught. During the spring semester Smith brought his…

S.O.S. sign written in beach sand near beach waves hahaha

Bernard Haykel Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 16, 2010 ・ Nick DiUlio

Nine Princeton faculty members are among the 180 artists, scientists and scholars selected from a group of some 3,000 candidates for the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowships. Each Guggenheim fellow is appointed on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise for future…

A Note from PEI’s Director

December 31, 2009 ・ Stephen Pacala

At PEI we are approaching 2010 with a fresh sense of optimism. The Institute is strong and vital, as this issue of PEI News clearly illustrates. Inside are articles that reflect the scope and vigor of PEI’s research programs, campus…

Food Security, A Growing Crisis in the Gulf Region

December 31, 2009 ・ Carol Peters

The Gulf region relies upon foreign sources for 60% of its food supply. Agriculture in this region is declining due to lack of water, while simultaneously the population is increasing. The Gulf region’s ability to provide its citizens with an…

Grand Challenges Highlights: Fall/Winter 2009

December 31, 2009 ・ Carol Peters

Now in its third year of funding, the Grand Challenges Initiative, administered by PEI in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has created a diverse research and scholarship endeavor. Below are a…