University Spokeswoman Cass Cliatt wrote WPRB this morning, pointing us towards a 1997 report (which she had previously mentioned in comments for our first story on Zimbabwe investments) titled Guidelines for Resources Committee Consideration of Investment-Driven “Social Responsibility” Issues.
The report states that:
For the most part the Trustees have delegated the responsibility for selecting specific investments to outside money management professionals. These professionals are provided with a detailed investment policy statement that describes our basic investment goal of maximizing the total long-term return on the endowment consistent with acceptable levels of risk. Quite deliberately they have not been asked to take into account any non-economic social, political, or moral guidelines other than those few South Africa-related limits explicitly approved by the Board of Trustees. The Trustees expect that, in carrying out this assignment, the investment managers will vote on all shareholder resolutions in a manner consistent with the overall investment objective of maximizing the total long-term return on those investments, rather than seeking to achieve some separate social objective. Continue reading
In a WPRB web-exclusive, Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Magazine and Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean Anne Marie Slaughter share their differing views on the recent Olympic games in China.
Dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, Anne Marie Slaughter, sits down with Ashley Schoettle to share insights from her stint in China while on sabbatical and her thoughts on the current state of and future possibilities for China.
Ken Silverstein, The Washington Editor of Harper’s Magazine, joins Sebastian Jones for a discussion of how China policy is shaped in Washington by foreign policy consultants whose actions raise serious ethical questions.
Professor E. Perry Link, a distinguished scholar of East Asian and China Studies who, until recently, was based at Princeton University and currently teaches at UC Riverside, joins Sebastian Jones for an interview about the challenges academics and universities face in balancing relations with China. Link also touches upon the recent Summer Olympics and tells the story of how he was blacklisted by the Chinese government, preventing him from entering the country.
This week we take a look at China policy at the crossroads of business, government and academia. Sebastian Jones reports on Princeton’s delicate relations with Beijing, and we feature interviews with Harper’s Ken Silverstein, Professor Perry Link from UC Riverside and Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, all with three different takes on China policy.
Audio plus exclusive reported posts to come soon…
Here’s WPRB’s exclusive interview with Peter Feldman, Regional Communications Director for the McCain campaign in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It’s set to air this Thursday at 5pm as part of The Dispatch‘s continuing campaign coverage.
In the interview, Feldman addresses the McCain campaign’s efforts to win Pennsylvania, their GOTV efforts, how they see the economy as being issue number one and the youth vote. I also ask Feldman about the reports that the McCain campaign tried to push the Ashley Todd false beating/mutilation story.
To read our coverage of the Todd story and its remarkable similarity to the Francisco Nava affair here at Princeton, read this post from Off the Air, News Director Sebastian Jones’ reported blog.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell joins WPRB’s Leif Johnson for a discussion of Election 2008, particularly what it means for African American voters. In addition to these excerpts of the interview, we’ll be posting a web-exclusive second part in the coming days.
Brandon Joseph and Yihe Dong join host Sebastian Jones after meeting with local voters in Princeton, NJ to gauge their take on the election.
WPRB’s Folasade John reports on the Obama campaign’s efforts to win the Garden State.