Robertson Hall

The Future of Everything: A #PrincetonStar Forum

Date & Time May 26 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location McCosh Hall
Room 46
Department Reunions
Amaney Jamal
Karthick Ramakrishnan *02
Suzette Brooks Masters S ‘81 P’14
Frederick Wherry *04
Lauren Hale *03
Audience Open to the Public

We are living in highly disruptive times. Technology is scrambling our patterns of work, travel, and rest. Climate change risks making many places in the world unlivable. And civic innovators are pushing for new models of democratic governance that can adapt to the rise of disinformation and polarization. Join us, as we learn from leading experts on what we can expect to see (good or bad) in the coming decade or more, and ways that we might shape more sustainable and equitable futures.


  • Amaney Jamal, Dean, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton


  • Karthick Ramakrishnan *02 – Executive director of California 100, speaking on strategic planning for uncertain futures
  • Suzette Brooks Masters S ‘81 P’14 – Lead, Better Futures Project at Democracy Funders Network, speaking on the Future of Democracy
  • Frederick Wherry *04 – Townsend Martin, Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology, Princeton, speaking on the Future of Debt
  • Lauren Hale *03 – Professor, Stony Brook University, speaking on the Future of Sleep