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Bucketlist: Losers And How Not To Lose

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Come see this loser talk about how he's not really wrong when he was actually completely, 100% wrong.
Come see this loser talk about how he's not really wrong when he was actually completely, 100% wrong.

Come see this loser talk about how he’s not really wrong when he was completely 100% wrong.

Bucket List represents the 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 this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or a correction, please leave them in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Data, Polling, the Media and Democracy: A panel discussion of Election 2016” Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 PM, Rotunda, Low Library. Nate Silver, Emily Bell, Robert Shapiro (RSVP).
  • “#bringbackourgirls: A discourse in Islamist militancy in Africa” Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 PM, 607B Pulitzer Hall. Helon Habila, Brian Larkin, Shobana Shankar, Nicholas Lemann (RSVP).
  • “The Gendered Road to STEM Engagement: Psychosocial factors contributing to academic and social engagement among women in STEM fields” Wednesday, 4:10-5:10 PM, 614 Schermerhorn. Bonita London.
  • “Sanctuary: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category” Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM, Held Lecture Hall, Barnard College. Alexandra Délano Alonso, Eric Foner, Alyshia Gálvez, Elora Mukherjee, JC Salyer (RSVP).

Monday, December 5th

  • “From Colonial Power to Soft Power: Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy in Asia in Historical Perspective” 12:00-1:30 PM, 918 IAB. Nissim Otmazgin.
  • “Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca” 12:00-1:30 PM, 1219 IAB. Eileen Kane.

Tuesday, December 6th

  • “TLC Rising” 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, Milbank Courtyard.
  • “How Predictable is Information Diffusion?” 2:45-3:45 PM, 214 Mudd Hall. Jake Hofman.
  • “Data, Polling, the Media and Democracy: A panel discussion of Election 2016” 5:30-7:00 PM, Rotunda, Low Library. Nate Silver, Emily Bell, Robert Shapiro (RSVP).
  • “#bringbackourgirls: A discourse in Islamist militancy in Africa” 6:00-7:00 PM, 607B Pulitzer Hall. Helon Habila, Brian Larkin, Shobana Shankar, Nicholas Lemann (RSVP).

Wednesday, December 7th

  • “The Paths of Justice in Brazil: Operation Lava Jato and its Impact on Political Corruption” 1:00-2:00 PM, 802 IAB. Bruno Lorencini, Raecler Baldresca, Fernando Marcelo Mendes.
  • “What Is To Be Done? Magazines and Politics in the Age of Trump” 4:00-5:30 PM, World Room, Pulitzer Hall. Sarah Leonard, Bhaskar Sunkara.
  • “The Gendered Road to STEM Engagement: Psychosocial factors contributing to academic and social engagement among women in STEM fields” 4:10-5:10 PM, 614 Schermerhorn. Bonita London.
  • “A Celebration of Romania’s Union Day” 5:30-7:30 PM, 1201 IAB.
  • “Creative (Horror) Writing Lecture: Brian Evenson” 7:00 PM, 501 Dodge Hall. Brian Evenson.
  • “POWER TALK with Athena Distinguished Fellow Jacki Zehner” 7:00-8:30 PM, Held Lecture Hall, Barnard College. Jacki Zehner.

Thursday, December 8th

  • “Queer Geopolitics: Unsettling Security and Troubling Minority” 4:00-5:30 PM, 403 Kent Hall. Ju Hui Judy Han.
  • “Sanctuary: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category” 6:00-8:00 PM, Held Lecture Hall, Barnard College. Alexandra Délano Alonso, Eric Foner, Alyshia Gálvez, Elora Mukherjee, JC Salyer (RSVP).

Friday, December 9th

  • “Past is Prologue: Planning’s Critical Approach to 100 Years of Zoning” 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall. (RSVP).
  • “Friendship in a Time of War: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzo” 12:00-1:30 PM, 918 IAB. Joshua Fogel.
  • “Millennial Girlhood and Social Class in Serbia’s Transitional Cinema” 6:30-8:00 PM, 1219 IAB. Dr. Dijana Jelača.

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