Bucket List: Capital, Ariana Huffington, German Cinema

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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. Our recommendations for are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • “Strive to Thrive: Redefining Success in the Modern World” Monday April 14, 6:00-7:15 PM, Uris Hall 301. Ariana Huffington
  • “The Metamorphosis of German Film from Weimar Cinema to Hitlers Hollywood” Wednesday April 16, 6:00-7:30 PM, Deutsches Haus. Volker Berghahn, Stefan Andriopoulos, Richard Pea.
  • “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” Thursday April 17, 7:00-8:30 PM, Kraft Center Rennert Hall. Thomas Piketty.

Monday, April 14

  • “The Art of Life in rmchi: Development Aesthetics and the City in Chinese Central Asia” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Darren Byler
  • “A Poetry Reading and Q & A with Icelandic-Palestinian Poet Mazen Maarouf” 12:30-2:00 PM, Knox Hall Room 208.
  • “Financial Innovation in International Development for Africa” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 407. Benot Chervalier
  • “Supersymmetry, Non-thermal Dark Matter and Precision Cosmology” 1:15 PM, 908 Pupin Hall. Scott Watson.
  • “Maulana Azad and the Memory of India’s Islamic Past” 4:00-5:30 PM, Knox Hall Room 208. Muzzafar Alam.
  • “Varieties of Backyard Management: EU Integration and the Evolution of Economic State Capacities in the Southern and Eastern Peripheries of Europe” 4:00-5:00 PM, IAB Room 1201. Laszlo Bruszt.
  • “Quantum limits in gravitational wave detectors” 4:15 PM, 301 Pupin Hall. Nergis Mavalvala.
  • “How the “Putin Project” is Affecting LGBTI Human Rights in Russia’s Near Abroad — Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova” 6:15-800 PM, IAB Room 1219. Olena Shevchenko, Anna Kirey, Matthew Schaaf.

Tuesday, April 15

  • “Is Russia Doomed to Creativity? A Comparative Study of Technological Entrepreneurship in Russia, East Asia and Europe” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Oleg Kharkhordin
  • “Does evolution produce ecologically distinct species? A case study with freshwater algae” 4:15 PM, Brad Cardinale.
  • “Keeping Tradition and Creating Tradition.” 6:00-8:00 PM, Diana Event Oval. Tomita Jun.
  • “The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law: How has IHL evolved? Is it still relevant?” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 1512.

Wednesday, April 16

  • “Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy.” 12:00-1:30 PM, 406 IAB Eri Hotta.
  • “The Road from Academia to Politics: the Challenges of Policymaking in Argentina” 4:00-5:30 PM, IAB Room 1501. Federico Sturzenegger.
  • “Book History Colloquium Lecture | The Book Covers Designs of Philip Grushkin” 6:00-8:00 PM, Butler Room 523. Paul Shaw.
  • “The Chinese Armed Forces and Domestic Security” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Dennis Blasko.
  • “Ukraine Crisis: A Discussion with Andrii Portnov” 6:00-7:30 PM, IAB Room 1501.
  • “Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Femininity on the Burma-China Border” 6:00-7:30 PM, IAB Room 918. Erin Kamler.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Climate Resilience and Electric Grid” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer 209. Sergej Mahnovski.
  • “Hostile Charity: Somali Refugees and Risk in a New Security Age” 6:15-8:15 PM, Heyman Center Common Room. Catherine Besteman.
  • “Historical Perspectives on Domestic Worker Organizing” 6:30-8:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Elizabeth Hutchison, Premilla Nadasen.
  • “Nonfiction Dialogues: Judith Thurman.” 7 PM, Dodge Hall 501.

Thursday, April 17

  • “Loss, Liberation, and Liberalization: Two Grandchildren of the Erstwhile Russian Aristocracy Discuss their Conflictual Legacy and Read from their Family Chronicles” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Sasha Chavchavadze, Alex Shoumatoff.
  • “The Current Political Challenges Facing the International Criminal Court.” 12:10-1:10 PM, Jerome Green Hall 101. Tiina Intelmann
  • “Goodbye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System” 12:15-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1302. Simon Reich, Richard Lebow
  • “Visualizing Universalism: The 1949 UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition, 1949-1953” 1:00-6:30 PM, Buell Hall East Gallery.
  • “Block Copolymers, Nanoparticles, and Patterning – Designing Nanoscale Systems using Self-Consistent Field Theory ” 4:00-5:00 PM, 750 CEPSR. Valeriy Ginzburg.
  • “Mexican Energy Reform and its Prospects” 6:00-7:30 PM, IAB Room 1501. Adrian Lajous
  • “Unfree Labor, Rights & Market Development: A View from Eurasia” 6:00-8:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Alessandro Stanziani.
  • “Delacorte Lecture: Jacob Weisberg, Chairmen- The Slate Group” 7:00-9:00 PM, World Room Pulitzer Hall.

Friday, April 18

  • “”Islamic Urbanism? Space, Consumption, and Development in Instanbul and Jakarta”” 10:00-5:00 PM, Knox Hall 509.
  • “Modernizing the Housing Market in the Era of Developmentalism: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during the 1960s” 11:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer and More Open World” 1:00-3:00 PM, IAB Room 417. Andrew Winston.
  • “The 2014 Oscar Lee Symposium” 2:00-5:00 PM, 403 Kent Hall. Xinyi Lin, Julian Richardson, Dana Benami, Andy Naoto Patrick.
  • “A Reading and Conversation with Andrei Gelasimov” 6:00-7:30 IAB Room 1219.
  • “Screening of Fandry and Discussion with Director Nagraj Manjule” 7:00-9:00 PM, Jerome Greene Hall 105.

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  1. "Thursday is a university holiday"  

    No class...???

  2. cc'16  

    Really appreciate this list.

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