Bucket List: The Big 200 Edition

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If you’re not already sick of lectures and discussions, clear your schedule and honor Frederick Douglass’ bicentennial while you’re at it.

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.


  • “The Rise of the Rest – Entrepreneurship Across America.” Wednesday, September 12, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Low Library Rotunda. Steve Case, Secretary Jacob J. Lew, moderated by Dean Merit E. Janow, Register here.
  • “Complex Issues: ‘King in the Wilderness.’” Thursday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts. Institute for Research in African-American Studies and Columbia Journalism School. Register here.
  • “Perspectives on Peace Presents: Rule Makers and Rule Breakers.” Thursday, September 13, 6 – 8 pm. Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College. Dr. Michele Gelfand, Dr. Peter Coleman. RSVP here.
  • An Archive of Struggle: Celebrating the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial.” Friday, September 14, 3 PM. Diana Event Oval. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Kim F. Hall, Quandra Prettyman, and Frances Sadler.

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Thursday, September 13

  • Russia and China: Beacons of Illiberal Ideology.” 12 – 1:30 pm. Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (IAB, Room 1219). Charles Clover.
  • “Food, Farming, and Sustainability Conference.” 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. IAB, Room 1501. Environmental Sciences and Humanities Research Cluster. Register here.
  • New Books in the Society of Fellows: Celebrating Recent Work by Maggie Cao, Dalia Judovitz, and William Sharpe.” 6:15 pm. Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room. Maggie Cao, William Sharpe, Dalia Judovitz; with guest speakers Elizabeth W. Hutchinson, Daniel Harkett, Richard Brilliant; moderated by María González Pendas

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