Bucket List: Big Brother Is Watching Edition
Written by Isabel Sepúlveda
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.
- “Why the November Elections Matter and How You Can Help.” Monday, September 24, 6:15 – 7:45 pm. Riverside Church. Anya Schiffrin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joseph Stiglitz. RSVP here.
- Cory Doctorow Visits Columbia, A Week of Events
- “A Conversation with Cory Doctorow.” 12:15 – 1:30 pm. Heyman Center. Dennis Tenen, Cory Doctorow. RSVP here.
- “Huxleyed into the Full Orwell: How Digital Copyright Abuse Has Abetted a Culture of Mass Surveillance and Social Control.” Wednesday, September 26, 6 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library, 523. Cory Doctorow. RSVP here.
- “Beyond “I agree”: A democratic technology, without Big Tech, A lecture and conversation with Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC’s Radiolab” Thursday, September 27, 5 – 6:30 pm. Furnald Lawn, in front of Pulitzer Hall. Jad Abumrad, Cory Doctorow. RSVP here.
- “The Shape of the Ruins.” Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-8 pm. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall (3rd Floor). Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
- “World Leaders Forum: The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright: Global Challenges of Today – Commemorating Václav Havel.” Thursday, September 27, 1:30 – 3 pm. Low Library Rotunda. Fmr. Sectretary of State Madeline Albright. RSVP here (currently full.)
Monday, September 24
- “Wanted! Crime, Punishment, and the State in Habsburg Central Europe, c. 1750-1820.” 12:15 – 1:45 pm. IAB, 1219. Dr. Stephan Sander-Faes.
- “World Leaders Forum: Can the EU be True to its Values? First Vice-President of the European Commission H.E. Frans Timmermans.” 1 – 2 pm. Low Rotunda. H.E. Frans Timmermans.
- “Life Writing Against Cultural Trauma:The Special Case of Switzerland & Swiss Writer Thomas Hürlimann.” 12:15 pm. The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room. Jürgen Barkhoff, Nicole Shea.
Tuesday, September 25
- “Engaging Boys for Gender Justice.” 1 – 2 pm. IAB, 801. Dr. Urvashi Sahni.
- “Language Politics and International Relations: A Controversy Over the New Ukrainian Education Law.“4:15 – 5:15 pm. IAB, 1219. Volodymyr Kulyk.
- “Bridging Academia and Activism through Gender Studies.” 6 – 7:30 pm. Schermerhorn Extension, 708. Ayşe Gül Altınay, Jean Howard. RSVP here.
- “Collins/Kaufmann Forum: Maria Gonzalez Pendas, ‘Holy Modern: East, West, and the Constructs of Empire in Fascist Spain” 6:30pm – 8:30 pm. Schermerhorn Hall, 934. María González Pendás
- “Ten Years on: Reflections on the Economic and Political Legacy of the Financial Crisis for Europe.” 1 – 2 pm. Maison Française. Pierre Moscovici, Adam Tooze. RSVP here.
- “What Went Wrong in Libya After Qadhafi?” 6 – 7:30 pm. IAB, 1512. Frederic Wehrey
Wednesday, September 26
- “Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents.” 12 – 1:30 pm. IAB, 918. P. Steven Sangren.
- “Diaspora and Movement.” 6-7:30 pm. Diana Event Oval. Ntozake Shange, Sydnie Mosley.
- “Saint-Domingue by Way of Saint Petersburg: Writing the Haitian Revolution in Imperial Russia.” 12 – 1 pm. IAB, 1219. Jennifer Wilson.
- “New Report By The Global Commission On Drug Policy.” 4 – 6 pm. Faculty House, 2nd Floor.
- “Game Histories Otherwise: Notes from the “Little Silicon Valley.” 6 – 8 pm. Fayerweather Hall, 513. Laine Nooney.
- “One Planet Commitments: Putting the Paris Agreement into Action.” 6 – 7:30 pm. IAB, 1501. Brune Poirson, Laurence Tubiana. RSVP here.
- “Nonfiction Dialogues: Peter Godwin.” 7 pm, Doors open at 6:30 for Columbia Writing Students and 6:45 for the general public. Dodge Hall, 501. Peter Godwin, Lis Harris.
- “National and Regional Identities in Brazil: the peculiarities of Rio Grande do Sul.” 4:10 – 6 pm. Schermerhorn Extension, 465. Ruben Oliven.
- “Book Talk: Pious Irreverence: Confronting God In Rabbinic Judaism With Dov Weiss.” 7 – 8:30 pm. Center for Israel and Jewish Studies. Dov Weiss. RSVP here.
- “Migration and the European Political Space: The Future is at the Borders.” 6 – 8 pm. Maison Française. Etienne Balibar, Jean Cohen, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Lydia Goehr, Stephen Holmes, Carlo Invernizzi, David Johnston, Giulia Oskian, Silvana Patriarca, David Ragazzoni, Rui Tavares, Nadia Urbinati, Achille Varzi, Nicolas De Warren. RSVP here.
Thursday, September 27
- “Central Banking in Turbulent Times: A Book Discussion with Francesco Papadia.” 1 – 2:30 pm. IAB, 1501. Francesco Papadia, Bill Dudley, Jens Nordvig, Brian Sack. RSVP here.
- “Special Lecture with Minister Katsunobu Kato” 10:30 – 11:30 am. Faculty House, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor. Katsunobu Kato, Takatoshi Ito. RSVP here.
Friday, September 28
- “Corpora and Doctrines of African Socialisms: A Global Historical Framing.” 9 am – 6:30 pm. Knox Hall, 208. See here for a full list of events.
- “What We CAN Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change.” 9:30 am – 7:30 pm. The Forum at Columbia. See here for full list of events. Registration currently closed.
- “Quench: Getting Involved in LGBTQ Life at Columbia.” 12 – 1 pm. Stephen Donaldson Lounge, Schapiro Hall Ground Floor.
- “Paper, Ink, and Vodun: Tracing Power in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade.” 12 – 2 pm. 80 Claremont Ave, Room 101. Cécile Fromont
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