Princeton Area Alumni Association

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Book Club Selections

The PA3 book club meets on the last Thursday of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30 pm at a location on campus. For information about future meetings, please see "Upcoming Events" on the home page.

  • November 2013 - The Accursed, Prof. Joyce Carl Oates * (precursor to book club)
  • September 2014 - The Alchemist, Paolo Coehlo
  • October 2014 - Independence Day, Richard Ford
  • November 2014 - The Surrendered, Prof. Chang-Rae Lee *
  • December 2014 - Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Wife, Queen Noor '73
  • February 2015 - Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer '99
  • March 2015 - Would You Kill the Fat Man?, David Edmonds
  • April 2015 - The Fifth Gospel, Ian Caldwell '98 *
  • May 2015 - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain ’89
  • June 2015 - Devo’s Freedom of Choice, Evie Nagy ’98
  • September 2015 - Wilson, A. Scott Berg '71 *
  • November 2015 - The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
  • December 2015 - The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • January 2016 - Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon
  • March 2016 - The Fisherman, Chigozie Obioma
  • April 2016 - The Great Escape, Prof. Angus Deaton
  • May 2016 - Digging to America, Anne Tyler
  • June 2016 - Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • September 2016 - Middlesex, Prof. Jeffrey Eugenides
  • November 2016 - After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, Prof. Alan Blinder '67
  • December 2016 - Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  • April 2017 - The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, Michael Lewis ’82
  • May 2017 - Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult ’87 S86 h16
  • June 2017 - The Incidental Oriental Secretary and Other Tales of Foreign Service, Richard L. Jackson ’62
  • September 2017 - I'd Die for You and Other Lost Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Anne Margaret Daniel *99 *
  • October 2017 - Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, A. Scott Berg ’71
  • November 2017 - Camino Island, John Grisham
  • January 2018 - An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic, Daniel Mendelsohn *94

* Author participated in book club meeting


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North Korea, the U.S. & the Search for a Solution

Evans Revere '76 Talk

(Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., location: Friend Center, Convocation Room)

 

In 2012, Evans led PA3 members in a fascinating precept-like session discussing the complex diplomacy between the DPRK, the USA and China.  Clearly, this issue has moved to the forefront of foreign policy concerns, and Evans remains deeply involved. We're most fortunate that he has agreed to revisit this topic with PA3. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Tom Swift at tswift@alumni.princeton.edu.

More about Evans: Evans Revere '76 graduated with a degree in East Asian studies. He retired from the foreign service in 2007, having served in numerous capacities including  Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, managing U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region and leading an organization of 950 American diplomats and 2,500 Foreign Service National employees. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School and CEO of the Korea Society. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Albright Stonebridge Group, a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has traveled to Pyongyang many times. He posts frequently on Brookings "Order from Chaos" blog, such as this September post.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/09/05/decision-time-north-koreas-nuclear-and-missile-threat-and-u-s-policy/


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North Korea, the U.S. & the Search for a Solution ( Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM )

A talk by Evans Revere '76, former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and former Pacific Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. Mr. Revere current serves as Senior Advisor to the Albright Stonebridge Group, a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Location: Friend Center, Convocation Room
Cost: No Charge
Organized by: PA3

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2017 Annual Dinner & Meeting



The Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3)

cordially invites you to its

ANNUAL DINNER & MEETING

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
6:00pm Cocktails - 7:00pm Dinner

Colonial Club, 40 Prospect Ave. Princeton 

A Conversation with Pete Carril h'[numerous!]
Princeton's all-time winningest men's basketball coach

led by Coach Mitch Henderson ‘98


EVENT TICKETS

All guests: $100 per person
(as of 10/28/17)

'William of Nassau' Sponsor: $250 

'Prince of Orange' Sponsor: $500

Suggested Dress: Festive Orange & Black! 


RSVP by Fri., October 27 or email below


Questions?: contact activities@princetonaaa.org 

Thank you to The Bank of Princeton
for its generous sponsorship of this evening's libations. 



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Annual Dinner & Meeting ( Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

A Conversation with Dr. Pete Carril h'[numerous!], led by Coach Mitch Henderson '89
Early Bird Pricing Ends Fri. 10/27/17

Location: Colonial Club, 40 Prospect Avenue
Organized by: PA3

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PA3 Book Club: October Meeting

Sept. 29, 2017 - The book club will meet on Thursday, October 26, from 7-8:30 pm in East Pyne 111. Inspired by a stimulating discussion at our September meeting with Anne Margaret Daniel *99, editor of I'd Die For You and Other Lost Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, our October selection will be the story of Fitzgerald's longtime editor, Max Perkins.

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg '71

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The PA3 book club meets on the last Thursday of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30 pm at a location on campus. Selections alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors typically have a Princeton connection.

A list of all books the club has discussed can be found here

To be added to the book club mailing list, please email bookclub.admin@princetonaaa.org.


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Book Club meeting ( Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )
Location: East Pyne 111

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Automobile Aficionados' Fall Drive

The PA5 (Princeton Area Alumni Association of Automobilie Afficianados) is planning a "fall drive" on Sunday, Oct 8. We will be meeting at the Brick Farm Market parking lot in Hopewell at 10 a.m., departing at 10:30. Wil Wong has graciously charted a special course for us, meandering through beautiful scenic roads with an end target of the Sergentsville Inn in Delaware Twp around noon. Hopefully we will have some fall color to enjoy as well. Note, you do NOT need a fancy nor exotic nor fast car to participate. A love of motor driven devices helps (can be combustion or electric!) and the desire for a fun tour of beautiful countryside, fabulous Princeton Alumni camaraderie, and tasty food.

Please contact John Epstein at jandkepstein@hotmail.com to place your name on the RSVP list. In your email, please let him know if you will be driving on the tour, and how many people in your party. If you just want to meet up at the restaurant, that is fine as well but again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the reservation.


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PA3's Automobile Aficianados' Fall Drive ( Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM )
Location: TBA
Organized by: PA3's John Epstein

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