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Series 1: Public Policy Seminars, 1930-2018
Collection Description & Creator Information
The undergraduate Policy Seminar is one of the defining elements of the academic curriculum of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Undertaken during the Junior and Senior years, each seminar is an intimate exploration into a specific issue issue of public affairs or international relations, highlighted by guest speakers, original research, and the completion of a final paper by each student.
From academic year 1930-1931 to Spring 1998, the Policy Seminars were known as Policy Conferences. From academic year 1998-1999 through Spring 2007, the courses were known as Task Forces. In Fall 2007-2008, the name was changed to Junior Policy Seminars to reflect that both task forces and conferences are included in the program. The papers produced from the seminars are also often informally called "Woodrow Wilson School Junior Papers."
The Woodrow Wilson School has also sponsored several related but separate seminars that are also represented in this collection. From 1984-1986, undergraduate seminars known as Task Forces were held during the Spring semester; these were distinct from the later courses that were also called Task Forces. Graduate-level seminars were held annually during the summer from 1962-1967.
The collection consists of the final reports, as well as some syllabi and course materials from undergraduate policy conferences of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as well from a graduate-level summer seminar held in the 1960s. Conference materials from the period 1930 to 1989 are in bound volumes, while conference materials from 1990 to the present are housed in archival boxes. The reports reflect at length on contemporary public policy issues, and represent the work of Princeton students under the guidance of faculty advisors.
Series 1: Public Policy Seminars is arranged chronologically by semester.
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Series 1: Public Policy Seminars; Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers, AC103, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
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- ReCAP (rcpph): Boxes 1-73; 80-96