Bucket List: Nuclear Energy, Ari Shavit

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Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Feel free to mention any events we have missed in the comments and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • “Challenges to Democracy and Rule of Law in Central Europe – A Lecture by Gordon Bajnai, Former Prime Minister of Hungary,” Tuesday January 28, 3:30-5:30 PM, IAB room 1512, Gordon Bajnai, Victoria de Grazia, Jan Svejnar, Alan H. Timberlake.
  • “Women, Soft Power, and the New Diplomacy: From the Cold War to Hillary Clinton,” Tuesday January 28, 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Romm 1501, Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin, Col. Stephanie J. Tutton, Alan Brinkley, Victoria de Grazia, Victoria Phillips.
  • “An evening with Ari Shavit,” Wednesday January 29, 8:00-9:30 PM, Altschul Auditorium IAB.

Monday, January 27:

  • “2014 General Election in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Opportunity for a New Beginning?” 6:00-7:00 PM, IAB Room 1219, Reuf Bajrovic
  • “Marcel Proust’s Mexicans,” 4:00 PM, IAB Room 802, Ruben Gallo
  • “Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction,” 4:10-5:30 PM, 707 IAB, Tali Mendelberg.
  • “Parenting, Narrative, and our Genetic Futures,” 6:15 PM, East Gallery Buell Hall, Alison Piepmeier, George Estreich, and Rachel Adams
  • “Gothic Architecture, Sexuality and Historiography in the Circle of Horace Walpole,” 6:30-8:30 PM, 612 Schermerhorn Hall, Matthew Reeve

Tuesday, January 28:

  • “Looking Back on the Bloomberg Way,” 1:00 PM, Room 114 Avery Hall, Julian Brash
  • “Sustainable development and environmental conservation in post conflict areas in Colombia,” 4:10-5:00 PM, Schermerhorn Extension 1015, Sergio Andres Espinoza Flores
  • “Molecular imaging and evolution approaches to probing the chemistry of living systems,” 4:30-5:30 PM, 209 Havemeyer, Bryan Dickinson
  • “Nuclear After Fukushima: Policies, Practices, and Problems,” 5:30-6:45, Faculty House Skyline Room, Lady Barbara Judge
  • “Treating Images as Texts: A Reconstruction of the Sogdian Pantheon from the Images of Sogdian Ossuaries,” 6:00-8:30 PM, Faculty House, Aleksandr Naymark.

Wednesday, January 29

  • “Facing the challenges of climate change : how to achieve a global deal in Paris in 2015?” 9:00 AM-10:30 AM, IAB Room 1501, Marie Hlne Aubert
  • “Territory in the Twentieth Century: The Politics and Geography of Radionavigation from World War I to GPS,” 6:00-7:30 PM, Faculty House, Bill Rankin
  • “Gilded Age Guerilla: Edith Wharton and Her Design Revolution,” 6:30 PM, Ware Lounge, Richard Guy Wilson
  • “Power Talk Featuring Marie Wilson,” 7 PM, Sulzberger Parlor 3rd Floor of Barnard Hall.
  • “Nonfiction Dialogues: Ted Conover,” 7 PM, Dodge Hall Room 501.

Thursday, January 30

  • “Nuclear Weapons Effects, Proliferation and Policy,” 12:15-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1302, Col. Robert S. Spalding III
  • “Second-Generation Decline or Advantage? Assimilation of Latinos in the U.S,” 6:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor Barnard Hall, Van C. Tran
  • “A Theory of Economic Interdependence and War,” 12:15-2:00 PM, 707 IAB, Nuno Monteiro.
  • “Turkey and the EU: The Future of a Complicated Relationship,” 4:00-6:00 PM, IAB Room 707, Meltem Mftler-Ba
  • “The Greatest Metaphor Ever Mixed: Gold in the British Bible, 1750-1850,” 5:30-7:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather, Tim Alborn
  • “Russian Law and Judicial Reform: Think Again,” 6:00-7:00 PM, IAB Room 1501, Timothy Frye, Kathryn Hendley, William Partlett, Maria Popova
  • “Franz Boas Seminar by Darryl Li,” 6:10-8:00 PM, 963 Schermerhorn Extension.
  • “Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry,” 6:00-8:00, John L. Tischman Auditorium (The New School), Samantha Power

Friday, January 31

  • “Listening to Italian Oratorio around 1700,” 4:00-6:00 PM, 622 Dodge Hall, Huub van der Linden
  • “Human Sacrifice and Its Social Implications: The Balkans and Beyond,” 7:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 1219, Tatjana Aleksić

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1 Comment

  1. eric  

    this is cool thanks for compiling this

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