A monthly online series that ran throughout A Year of Forward Thinking

Forward Fest featured Princeton faculty and alumni exploring a range of forward-thinking topics. Sparking dialogue among the entire Princeton community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested thinkers — Forward Fest explores, engages and develops bold thinking for the future.

Forward Fest Programming

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4:00 PM – 5:15 PM — Eastern Time

Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together

Over the course of A Year of Forward Thinking, Princeton researchers and alumni alike have shared the ideas that are motivating progress and transforming their fields. Revisit the themes discussed over the past nine months and see how they intersect in Princeton’s interdisciplinary ecosystem.
Allison Carruth
Allison Carruth
Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Celine Gounder '97
Céline Gounder ’97
Internist, Infectious Disease Specialist, Epidemiologist, CEO of Just Human Productions, Host of “Epidemic” and “American Diagnosis” podcasts
Eric Gregory
Eric Gregory
Professor of Religion; Chair, Humanities Council; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies; Director, Stewart Seminars on Religion
Laurence Ralph
Laurence Ralph
Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director, Center on Transnational Policing
Morgan Smith
Morgan Smith ’21
Young Alumni Trustee and Forward Fest Moderator

Will there be more Forward Fest programming?

While the 2020-21 series has concluded, more programming will be forthcoming that highlights on Princeton’s far-reaching, multi-disciplinary research endeavors. Continue to follow Princeton University on social media or keep an eye on Princeton.edu.


Is the content from previous Forward Fests still available?

The recordings of previous Forward Fest sessions can be found on the University’s YouTube channel, and resource guides for previous Forward Fest events are available to download from this page.