Bucket List: Russia, Religion

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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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • “Global Internet Politics Post-Snowden: What’s Happening in Russia?” Monday February 10. 6:00-8:00 PM, Garden Room 1 Faculty House. Misha Glenny, Andrei Soldatov.
  • “Marci Hamilton on: The Oppression of Women by Religious Organizations in the United States.” Wednesday, February 12. 2:10-4:00 PM, 80 Claremont Ave. Room 101.
  • “John R. MacArthur, Publisher of Harper’s Magazine: A Delacorte Lecture.” Thursday, February 13. 7:30-9:00 PM, World Room.

Monday, February 10

  • “Brown Bag: Mark Little, CEO, Storyful, on ‘The News Agency for the Social Media Age.'” 12:00-1:00 PM, Stabile Student Center.
  • “Brain rhythms organize cell assemblies” 12:00 PM, 601 Fairchild. Gyorgy Buzsaki.
  • “States Held Hostage: Political Hold-Up Problems and the Effects of International Institutions.” 12:15-2:00 PM, 707 IAB. Allison Carnegie.
  • “Back to Governance Locating Will and Power To Plain in Post-Disaster Haiti.” 1:00 PM, Avery Hall. Enrique Silva.
  • “A History of African Motherhood: Rhiannon Stephens.” 4:00-5:00 PM, 754 Schermerhorn Extension.
  • “Asian Textiles and European Fashion 1400-1800”: A lecture by Professor John Styles. 4:00-6:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather.
  • “Garbage In, Garbage Out: Experience and Attribution in Public Attitudes towards Privatization.” 4:10-5:30 PM, 707 IAB. Amy Lerman.
  • “Testing the Multiverse.” 4:15 PM, 428 Pupin Hall. Matt Kleban.
  • “A Conversation With…Elizabeth Kolbert.” 6:00-8:00 PM, Faculty House.
  • “Conditional Cash Transfers- The Nuts and the Bolts of Brazil’s Bolsa Familia Program.” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “SAI: Distinguished Lecturer Series: David Ludden (NYU)” 6:00-7:30 PM, Knox Hall Room 208.
  • “Local Express: Asian American Arts and Community in 90s NYC.” 6:00 PM, 420 Hamilton Hall. Marie G. Lee, Sung Rno, Monique Truong, Swati Marquez, Curtis Chin.
  • “Race, Media & the Central Park Jogger.” 6:30-9:00 PM, Stabile Student Center. Dr. Natalie Byfield.

Tuesday, February 11

  • “Strengthening Empirical Reasoning Across the Curriculum.” 12:00 PM, 101 Barnard Hall. Heather Van Volkinburg.
  • “Global Oil Market Forecasting: Main Approaches & Key Drivers.” 12:30-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1501. Steven Kopits.
  • “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto.” 1:00 pm, 114 Avery Hall. Camilo Jose Vergara.
  • “Book Talk: ;A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition.'” 4:00-6:00 PM, Stabile Student Center. Alyson Martin, Nushin Rashidian.
  • “Euripides, Pindar, and Others: What Makes Poetry Poetic?” 4:10-5:30 PM, Hamilton room 603. Michael Silk.
  • “Advancing Loop Prediction to Ultra-High Resolution Sampling” 5:30-6:30 PM, 328 Havemeyer. Edward Miller.
  • “They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents” 5:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 707. Vladimir Bukovsky

Wednesday, February 12

  • “The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Car” 12:00 PM, 406 IAB.
  • “Shiny scissors, sharper knives: adaptationist, symbolic, and economic models of technological change” 4:10-6:00 PM, 963 Schermerhorn Extension. Enrique Rodriquez-Alegria.
  • “Colombia’s Reintegration Process and the Peace and Justice Debate.” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 802. Graeme Simpson.
  • “Economics and Politics of Russias Stagnation 2.0.” 6:00-7:30 PM, Kraft Center at Rennert Hall. Sergei Guriev.
  • “Orientalism. Philology. Literary History.” 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall East Gallery. Srinivas Aravamudan, Stathis Gourgouris, Gauri Viswanathan.
  • “Does the Integration Context Matter? The Immigrant Second Generation in Europe & the U.S.” 6:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall. Maurice Crul.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: The Sustainable Built Environment and Behavior Change.” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer Hall 209. Jonathan Rose.
  • “Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy.” 7:00-9:00 PM, World Room. Ayesha Mattu, Nura Maznavi.

Thursday, February 13.

  • “Russia, Europe, and the Gas Revolution: Firms and Geopolitics in the Age of Shale.” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Rawi Abdelal.
  • “Nuclear Weapons Effects, Proliferation and Policy.” 12:15-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1302. Col. Robert S. Spalding III.
  • “Russian Media in the Time of Sochi, A Conversation with Olesya Gerasimenko.” 1:30-2:30 PM, Stabile Student Center.
  • “Catalytic Strategies for Chemical Synthesis” 4:00 PM, 328 Havemeyer. Abigail Doyle.
  • “Gender and Anti-Semitism: Women’s Rights Yesterday and Today.” 5:30-7:30 PM, Italian Academy.
  • “In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850-1950.” 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall. Alice Conklin.
  • “How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success.” 6:30 PM, 4th floor Barnard Hall. Tovah P. Klein.

Friday, February 14.

  • “Unsettlement and Decolonization: New Directions.” 8:30 AM-5:45 PM (Conference), Heyman Center for the Humanities. Organized by Dr. Michael Griffiths.
  • “History on Display: How Viewers Respond” 10:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 918. Denis Peschanski, Yves Burnod.

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1 Comment

  1. baller  

    can't wait to go after my exams this week

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