From Princeton to Hiroshima: Following in the Footsteps of the Deline

By CC Song, William Yang, and Paige Sherman 

Context: Throughout the duration of this course, we realized that there was a burned bridge between the institutions of Hiroshima and Princeton University. This was largely due to Princeton’s involvement in World War II and nuclear weapons research which lead to the bombing of Hiroshima, as well as Princeton’s superficial, disinterested responses to communication from Hiroshima post-war. Our project seeks to rebuild this bridge as much as possible in current times by forging connections between the students of each university, who we believe feel a stronger sense of responsibility and interest toward connecting with each other than the schools’ administrations would.

This content takes the form of three sections: Our Inspiration, Our Apology, and Our Next Steps.