You are invited to join us for Princeton Diversity Discussions! In his 2021 State of the University letter, Princeton University's President Christopher L. Eisgruber remarked, "We will press onward with the actions and conversations required to make this University stronger, more inclusive and equitable, and truer to the aspirations that we cherish. Doing so will require more discussions about challenging topics including race in America and at Princeton."
Princeton Diversity Discussions is our ongoing series of friendly and inclusive gatherings for discussing race-related issues, supported by the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA), Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA), Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC), Princeton Club of San Diego (PCSD), Princeton Club of Northern California (PCNC), Princeton Club of Southern California (PCSC), Princeton Association of New England (PANE), Princeton Association of Delaware, Princeton Club of Washington (PCW), Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3), Princeton Club of Chicago (PCC), the Class of 1980, the Class of 1990, and Terrace.
To join our email list for notification of our future gatherings and conversation topics in advance, please email Princeton Diversity Discussions Founding Director Jenny Korn '96 at email@example.com. Open to *everyone* that would like to talk about race, racism, and racial justice, Princeton Diversity Discussions invite alumni, students, staff, family, friends, and everyone you think is groovy to join us! For now, we are meeting digitally, and **ALL** of our online gatherings are open to EVERYONE, whether or not you live in the city that’s hosting. Please attend as many of our digital meetings as you’d like. We are excited to discuss race with you soon!
Princeton Diversity Discussion (
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs,
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Jointly sponsored by Princeton Area Alumni Association and
the Association of Asian American Alumni of Princeton
Rory Truex's research focuses on Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule. His book Making Autocracy Work: Representation and Responsiveness in Modern China investigates the nature of representation in authoritarian systems, specifically the politics surrounding China's National People's Congress (NPC). He argues that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engineering a system of “representation within bounds” in the NPC, fostering information revelation but silencing political activism. Original data on deputy backgrounds and behaviors is used to explore the nature of representation, policymaking, and incentives in this constrained system.
His research on Chinese politics has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, China Quarterly, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Current projects explore how Chinese citizens evaluate their political system, the relationship between media bias and credibility in non-democracies, and patterns in dissident behavior and punishment.
Body-mind and Body Training for Cancer Fighters and Survivors
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Strengthen your health and become a HERO to fight cancer through a study at The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Our study examines the effects of body and body-mind training on the health of cancer fighters and survivors. Men of all physical activity levels may take part. Payment is provided for those who participate.
To see if you qualify, call us at 732-258-6045, or e-mail ProjectHERO@cinj.rutgers.edu
You may qualify if you:
• Have ever been diagnosed with cancer
• Are age 55 or older
All participants will be asked to complete surveys and assessments. Some participants may be assigned to body or body-mind training classes (you may bring an adult companion too).
7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- Moved to TUESDAY, April 13th, 2021
“How AI is Empowering a Non-Collision Driving World: Possibilities, Limitations & Next Steps”
Speaker: Artur Filipowicz, Chief Technical Officer, Soterea
Since 2012, training of deep learning algorithms on large datasets using GPUs has powered another AI revolution. This combination of technologies has been applied, with various levels of success, to everything from driving to summarizing legal documents. What is behind this revolution? How can it make current vehicles safer? What is left to do for cars to be fully autonomous? While deep learning can solve some problems with perception and control, it introduces additional difficulties associated with data collection and testing. Soterea has been developing collision avoidance systems for commercial vehicles since 2014. Since that time, its systems have traveled more than 1 billion kilometers on over 100 different models of vehicles. Its CTO, Artur Filipowicz ’17, will explain how collision avoidance technologies and AI intersect and pave the way for autonomous vehicles. There will be ample time for Q & A, with priority given to viewer questions submitted in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZOOM LINK will be sent to the first 300 who register at propellers.princetonaaa.org
NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: TBA
April (was February) 2021 Propeller (
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Cost: Donations welcome
Organized by: BFG
Join us for the first 2021 installment of the A4P “Leadership: Mindsets and Pathways” Speaker Series: “Asian American Leadership: Medicine in the Age of Covid” on Tuesday, January 19th at 8 PM EST.
This fascinating event spotlights these alumni physicians:
Anita Gupta *18 - Anesthesiologist, Faculty at Johns Hopkins Medical School and FDA Advisory Member
Bon Ku *09 - Director, Health Design Lab and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Audrey Li ‘13 - Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
They will share their experiences as physicians during this challenging time and their perspectives as Asian Americans. Please submit questions and attend to participate in a lively Q&A. We're again having our popular pre-session breakout room, at 7:45 PM EST so that you can mingle and socialize. Register now!
Registration button below. Zoom instructions are in the registration acknowledgement.
Problems registering? Email email@example.com with name, class year, subject line: A4P 0119.
Dr. Anita Gupta *18 is faculty of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pain medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pain medicine, health policy, biotechnology, drug development, corporate and government affairs. Dr. Gupta completed her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC and her pain fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dr. Gupta completed her master’s in public policy and health policy from Princeton University’s School of International Affairs, and her medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Among, her many professional activities, Dr. Gupta serves as a board of director of public and private sector organizations, serves an appointed member of the National Academies of Sciences Global Forum, National Quality Forum, and serves as a Food and Drug Administration advisor. She is named a 2020 Global Emerging Leader and a 2020 Top 100 Most Inspiring Leader and is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and The Milken Institute Faster Cures Business Council.
Dr. Bon Ku *09 is the Director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University where he created the first design thinking program at a medical school. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Associate Dean for Health & Design and a practicing clinician. His work toward redesigning healthcare has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, Architectural Digest and Fast Company. Dr. Ku has spoken at conferences, academic medical centers and universities around the world: SXSW, TEDx, Yale School of Management, American Institute of Architects and Singapore Design Week. Dr. Ku is the host of the Design Lab Podcast, co-wrote the book, Health Design Thinking, with Ellen Lupton and was a regular panelist on the primetime television show Chasing the Cure.
Dr. Audrey Li ‘13is Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. A proud alumnus of Princeton University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, she will complete residency in 2021 and is thrilled to continue on at BIDMC for infectious diseases fellowship thereafter. Her passions are in health justice and care for the underserved, and she plans to eventually practice in infectious diseases at the interface of addiction medicine.
A4P Governing Board - Nancy Lin ’77, Douglas Chin ’83, Mokyou Hyun ’97, Pei-Ting Sarah Chou *05, Dan Joa ’77, Anu Vedantham *94, Arati Johnston '84, Chris Loh ’86, Debra Yu ’86, Greg Wong ’02, Jasmine Ueng-McHale ’97, Jenny Korn ’96, Kevin Wong ’05, Linda Jan *13, Lindie Wang ’14, Shikha Uberoi Bajpai ’13
A4P Advisors - April Chou ’96, Arka Mukherjee *95, Joyce Chen Shueh ’96, Michael Chow ’04, Minerva Yeung *96, Mo Chen ’80, Vitus Lau ’79, YS Chi ’83
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