Bucket List: Wholesome Events And Cool People

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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 if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.


  • “Tough Guise: Media, Violence and Masculinity” Monday, April 17, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Sut Jhally.
  • “Earth Month Research Colloquium: Building Sustainable Cities and Living Sustainable Lifestyles” Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Dr. Steve Cohen, Dr. Jim Lewis, Dr. Stephen Freedman.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Mitchell S. Jackson” Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Dodge Hall Room 501. Mitchell S. Jackson. 
  • “POWER TALK with Athena Distinguished Fellow Irin Carmon” Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm. Barnard Hall 304. Irin Carmon.
  • “Body Talk: A Night with Kiran Gandhi” Friday, April 21, 7:00 pm. Diana Event Oval. Kiran Gandhi.

Monday, April 17

  • “Spring Blood Drive Campaign at Columbia” 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lerner Hall. The Office of Government and Community Affairs.
  • “Climate Solutions: Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Columbia Law School. Jeff Sachs, Karl Hausker, Geoff Heal, Judi Greenwald, Michael Gerrard.
  • “Investigative Reporting and Scrutiny over Trump-Russia Connections” 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall World Room. Giannina Segnini, James Henry, Louise Shelley, Charles Davidson, David Johnston.
  • “Global Mental Health University Seminar: Matt Lebowitz, PhD” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. New York State Psychiatric Institute Room 6601. Dr. Matt Lebowitz.
  • “Exhibit Opening. Mikhail Belomlinsky: Encounters” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Mikhail Belomlinsky.
  • “The Arc of Abolition: The Children of Gradual Emancipation in New York State” 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library 523. Sarah Gronningsater.
  • “Masculinity, Media, and Sexual Violence Roundtable” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Sut Jhally, Byron Hurt.
  • “La théorie du genre: a French controversy: A panel discussion” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall Easy Gallery. Laure Bereni, Bruno Perreau, Anne Verjus, Emmanuelle Saada.

Tuesday, April 18

  • “The Earth Institute Fellows Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World” 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Lerner Hall Satow Room. Xiaohui Feng, Alexandra Karambelas, Ding Ma, Justin Mankin.
  • “A Revolution That Was Not: The Tiananmen Movement Revisited” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB Room 918. Yang Su, Yao Lu.
  • “The Current Situation and Future Prospects for Russia’s Economy” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB Room 1501. Jan Svejnar, Dr. Ksenia Ydaeva.

Wednesday, April 19

  • “Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment” All-day. College of Physicians and Surgeons, Alumni Auditorium.
  • “Climate Center Lecture Series: International air quality, health, and climate impacts of cookstoves, diesel NOx, and recent updates to ozone health impacts” 11:00 – 12:00 pm. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Dr. Daven Henze.
  • “Three Years Since Crimean Annexation and the Start of Donbas Fighting: The Dynamics of the Crisis/Conflict over Ukraine” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB Shulman Seminar Room. Volodymyr Dubovyk.

Thursday, April 20

  • “Extreme Engineering: Space Medicine: Terrestrial Applications for Human Health, Performance, and Longevity” 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Teachers College Cowin Auditorium. Smith Johnson, M.D.
  • “Partnering with Pharma: Tales of a Digital Health Entrepreneur and Pharma Insider” 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons. Jeremy Sohn.
  • “Live @ The Lawns: Outdoor Movie Screening – Moana” 7:30 – 10:00 pm. South Lawn.

Friday, April 21

  • “Feminist to the Core with Bernard Harcourt on Nietzsche” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Schermerhorn Extension 754. Bernard Harcourt.
  • “Trump’s Emerging Strategy for Defeating ISIS and Al-Qaeda Across the Middle East” 3:00 – 5:00 pm. IAB 1302. Colin Kahl, Robert Jervis.

Saturday, April 22

  • “Borders, Borderlands, and Border Thinking in Latin America” 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. IAB Room 802. Cynthia Radding.

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