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First Friday Lunch - March 2018

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons

Mayank Misra is a PhD candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Levin Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Mayank was formerly a civil rights lawyer in the High Courts of Delhi and Bombay, and the Supreme Court of India. He completed a masters in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2014, was a fellow at the New York Public Library, and consulted for the Open Society foundations, before returning to Princeton as a PhD student.

Mayank's research as an ecologist, focuses on the evolution of modularity in socio-ecological systems - or how human beings organize to endure in the face of shifting fortunes.

Axelrod and Hamilton suggested that every resource available to an individual is more readily available to cooperating individuals; and we see cooperation all around us. From the cells within our bodies, to near immortal ant colonies, lichen supra-organisms, and ecosystems arranged across scales in time and space, the story of life is one of cooperation writ large. 

In his talk Mayank will discuss socio-ecological systems in general, and his study system in the Banni grasslands in India in particular, tying together how the colonially inspired planting of a tree may have led to people behaving (and dressing) differently.  

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea. [**Wine/beer offered a la carte**] 
Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.

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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Mayank Misra, PhD candidate at the Woodrow Wilson school, will discuss the evolution of cooperation (and modularity) in socio-ecological systems.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

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